Art Talk: Peter Frank on Ciel Bergman

Peter Frank is Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L. A. Weekly, served as Editor for THE magazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes articles to publications around the world. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he received a B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University and was art critic for The Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Frank, who recently served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, has organized numerous theme and survey shows for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and other venues. Currently Frank is preparing a survey of the artist Tony DeLap for the Laguna [CA] Art Museum. McPherson & Co./Documentext published Frank’s Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987. Frank has written many monographs and catalogues on a wide array of modern and contemporary artists. He has taught and lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

This program is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Ciel Bergman, (There is) a Red Light on the Chase Board, 1975