About the Artist
Cheryl Finfrock is a native Texan from Dallas and a San Francisco transplant presently painting in Austin. She has enjoyed traveling and exhibiting in New York City, the West Coast, and several European cities, including Berlin, Paris, and Sofia.A Trinity University graduate in both art and literature, she explores the figure in its awkwardness, anonymity, and universality, creating a narrative steeped in the tradition of Texas storytelling.“I like the idea that stories told with images can communicate silently but not necessarily quietly. I regard the picture plane as a stage and those who occupy it as characters of place and person.”
Being fascinated with surfaces that I can mark up, I work with lines that are scarred, scratched, and drawn on and into smooth surfaces. My current work is a study of people and places I met, spotted, conjured, and dreamed. I extrapolate images from media, old anonymous flea market photos, and some of my photography, all to be compiled and rebuilt.