WILLIAM CHARLES FRANK
Born: 1984, Lawrence, KS
EDUCATION
2011 MFA, Sam Fox School of Design, Washington University,
Saint Louis, MO
2006 BA, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2006-Present Principal Artist, Emil Frei Inc.,
Saint Louis, MO
2010-2011  Assistant, Island Press, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts,
Washington University, Saint Louis, MO
AWARDS
2020 IFRAA Religious Art: Visual Art Honor Award
2015 IFRAA Religious Art: Visual Art Award
2015 CODAworx Awards, Top 100
EXHIBITIONS
2024  "William Frank: seeds, leaves, feathers, etc.," St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Saint Louis, MO
2023  "Via Dolorosa," Basilica of St, Mary, Minneapolis, MN
Via Dolorosa & Drawn Small, St. Meinread Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN
2020  "Dirty Fingernails," The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
"Comfort & Joy," The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
2019 "Drawn Small," Kirkwood Train Station, Kirkwood, MO
"Small Works XI," Webster Groves Library Gallery, Webster Groves, MO
2018-2019 "Sacred Transmitted," Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX (Co-Curator)
2011-2012  Washington University School of Law, Saint Louis, MO
2011 University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL
Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
Lemp Brewery, Saint Louis, MO
2010  Des Lee Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Des Lee Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
2006  University of Dallas, Irving, TX
2003  University of Dallas, Irving, TX
COMMISSIONS
2024-Current  "Bloom" Metal sculpture, Healing Garden, SSM Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2023 15 exterior glass artworks, Resurrection Meadow, Purification Heritage, Crawfordville, GA
2023 "Via Lucis," 15 exterior glass artwork, resurrection Meadow, Purification Heritage, Crawfordville, GA
Tryptich
2020 14 Etchings, SSM Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2017-2020 Commissioner, Kirkwood Arts Commission, Kirkwood, MO
2018-2019 Creator and Author, "The Art Scrawl," Webster-Kirkwood Times
2019 Panel Discussion, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
2017 Presentation: "Collaborating with Parish Leaders: An Artist's Perspective"
Dallas Ministry Conference
Dallas, TX
2014 Mary of Nazareth Speaker Series
Cardinal Rigali Center, Saint Louis, MO
2014 Presentation: “Color in Modern Life”
Washington University in Saint Louis
Saint Louis, MO
2013 Presentation: Paper!Paper!
Friends of Dard Hunter Conference
Saint Louis, MO
2011 Workshop: Steel & Soft-Ground Etching
University of Montevallo, AL
2010 Attended “Equilibrium,” Southern Graphics Council Conference
Saint Louis, MO
PUBLICATIONS/REVIEWS
Faith & Form, 2015 (Vol. XLIX, Issue 4)
Dappled Things, 2013 (Vol. 8, Issue 3)
The Norman Transcript, August 19, 2012, Feature
Saint Louis Review, June 15, 2012 (Vol. 71, Num. 24)
Bull and Branch, June 2011
MFA 2011: Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. 2011.
University of Dallas Crusader, Spring 2006; Fall 2005; Fall 2004; Fall 2003
SELECTED EMIL FREI, INC. COMMISSIONS
CURRENT St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver, CO
Corpus Christi Catholic Community, Lawrence, KS
2022 St. Isidore, Manhattan, KS
2021 St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church, Austin, TX
2020 SSM Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2018 St. Thomas More University Parish, Norman, OK
2017 Catholic Charities, Oklahoma City, OK
Corpus Christi Catholic Community, Lawrence, KS
2016 Providence High School, Clarksville, IN
St. Eugene Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, OK
2015 Resurrection Catholic Church, Wichita, KS
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mount Vernon, IL
2014 Cistercian Preparatory School, Dallas,TX
Saint Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, MO
Peace Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, MO
2013 St. Eugene Catholic Church, Oklahoma City, OK
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Columbia, IL
2012 Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon, IL
Apostle’s Chapel, St. Mark The Evangelist, Norman, OK
Holy Redeemer, Webster Groves, MO
2011 St. George Catholic Church, Hermann, MO
2009 Chapel, Concordia Village, Springfield, IL
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