Frank Oriti portrait
Nationality American
Born b. 1983

Frank Oriti

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Frank Oriti hails from the blue-collar suburbs of Cleveland and his subject matter never strays far from this backyard. First in his family to earn a BFA., the artist has gone on to earn an MFA in 2011. Work experience includes working at one of Cleveland’s steel mills, which has informed his subjects. His body of work examines the culture of America’s middle-class, the many individuals returning to their hometowns, from the military, or failed attempts to escape their original early neighborhoods. Frank’s subtle textured backgrounds offer a visualization of the individual’s attempt to “whiteout” their lost suburban existence, and their longing for and achieving of the promised American Dream.

Lot number
#25
Artwork
Artwork: Still Standing
Artist:
Frank Oriti
Title and Year:
Still Standing | 2019
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

  • Lot number
    #20
    Artwork
    Artwork: Top O’ The Heap
    Artist:
    Frank Oriti
    Title and Year:
    Top O’ The Heap | 2017
    Auction Status

    Bidding Ended

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2013
    Homeland
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    2011
    Return
    The Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

    Parma Circle, MFA Thesis Exhibtion
    Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2017
    Urban Revival
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    GET REAL: New American Painting
    MOCA, Jacksonville, Florida

    The New Real
    The Bofoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

    Shattered Boundaries
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    ArtHamptons
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Transformer Station
    Northern Ohio Arts Dealer Association’s ARTExpo, Cleveland, Ohio

    LA ART Show
    RJD Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2013
    120 Year of Art in Cleveland
    The Bofoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

    ArtHamptons
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Transformer Station
    Northern Ohio Arts Dealer Association’s ARTExpo, Cleveland, Ohio

    2012
    ArtHamptons
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Untitled, Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhbition
    Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

    Art From the Heartland
    Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

    2011
    Athens Voices
    The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio

    Untitled, Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition
    Fort Haye Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

    2009
    Resurface
    Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, Ohio

    Surface Tension
    Trisolini Gallery, Athens, Ohio

    2008
    Outside the Lines
    The Pop Shop Gallery, Lakewood, Ohio

    2007
    Untitled, BFA Senior Thesis Show
    Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green, Ohio

    Cleveland Artists
    Ursas Art Gallery, Upper Arlington, Ohio

     

  • 2011
    Ohio University, Columbus, Ohio
    MFA Painting

    2006
    Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    BFA Two-Dimensional Studies

  • 2013
    Emerging Artist Award, Cleveland Arts Prize, Cleveland, Ohio

    2012
    Bad Girls for Good Art Award, Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio

    Honorable Mention, Art From the Heartland, Indianapolis, Indiana

    2011
    Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition, Online

    2010
    Best in Show, Ohio Art League Annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio

    2008-2011
    Full Tuition Scholarship, MFA Program, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

    Full Teaching Assistantship, MFA Program, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio