PhotographerFrank Rodick
PrizeFine Art / Other_FA
Entry Description

Each image is a digital chromogenic print from the series called "Revisitations."

About Photographer

Stephen Perloff, editor and founder of The Photo Review stated: "While one can find art historical precedents of [Rodick's work] in Bosch, Velazquez, and Goya, Mr. Rodick's spiritual forebears are equally Werner Heisenberg and Franz Kafka. . . . [Rodick's work] pushes through the boundaries of traditional photography into something new and spontaneous. It partakes of the multimedia approaches of much contemporary art while confronting the distanced intellectualism of some of that art with white-hot emotionalism." Behind Frank Rodick's work is the drive to engage the fundamental question of what it is to be human -- to address those visceral questions of eros, mortality, memory, and pain, and to engage an internal world where sanity is consumed by matters of flesh and passion. To realize his vision, Rodick has employed diverse creative tools over the course of his career, tools that include traditional photography, alternative darkroom techniques, Polaroid technology, video, and digital imaging. In his latest work he continues with this multimedia approach, installing photographic images in custom designed wooden cases to create the unique and intimate art objects that make up "Revisititations", the work recognized in the 2011 Px3 Competition. Frank Rodick has exhibited his work in over 65 solo and group exhibitions spanning four continents. Noted public collections that have acquired his work include the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; the National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires; the Museet for Fotokunst in Denmark; the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium; Lehigh University Art Galleries; the Kinsey Institute, and the Brooklyn Museum. His work is also part of W.M. Hunt's acclaimed private collection, Dancing Bear. Awarded numerous grants and fellowships, Rodick was most recently the recipient of a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. Other institutions that have formally recognized his work include the Ontario Arts Council and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs who supported his exhibition and lecture tour of Latin America. He was also the 2010 winner in the portrait category of the Robert Cornelius Award. Rodick's work has also been the subject of numerous articles and reviews. More recently, these publications include the 2010 Winter issue of EYEMAZING Magazine as well as the catalogue, "Labyrinth of Desire: Work by Frank Rodick", published in 2010, in which the noted photo historian Katherine Ware, curator of photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, wrote a detailed critical overview of Rodick's work to accompany the exhibition by the same name, which she also curated.