Jennifer Frias

Jennifer Frias is the associate curator at the Sweeney Art Gallery at UC Riverside’s ARTSblock. Her curatorial projects focus on contemporary art, video and photography with emphasis on identity, technology and pop culture. She has organized exhibitions such as "Jesper Just: Sirens of Chrome," "RENDER: New Construction in Video Art" with artist/curator, Jeff Cain, "Even Better Than the Real Thing: The Art of the Uncanny," "Metadataphile: The Collapse of Visual Information" with Lilia Lamas, "JEFF&GORDON: Play Against, and Your Donations Do Our Work: Suzanne Lacy and Andrea Bowers" in which she was part of a curatorial team with Tyler Stallings and Shane Shukis. She is currently working on an exhibition that focuses on the influence of artistic styles and movements of the 1980s and its resurgence in contemporary art today. She is co-founder of the artists/curators collaborative Sixpack Projects where she and her team organizes events and exhibitions at phantom gallery venues in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.

Recent Articles
Hiromi Takizawa's ULTRAVIOLET Illuminations
Hiromi Takizawa's ULTRAVIOLET Illuminations
Hiromi Takizawa's "ULTRAVIOLET: Light Installation" explores the role of light in architectural and environmental spaces.
Joe Biel: Drawing Vast Negative Spaces
Joe Biel: Drawing Vast Negative Spaces
L.A.-based artist Joe Biel will create a 45-foot mural, "Sentry," at the Culver Center of the Arts as part of his first solo exhibition in Southern California in several years.
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Artist Patrick Quan's new installation transforms numerous spaces into a turbulent dreamscape of contemplative and confrontational portals for the viewer to peer through.
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