Neicy Frey is a self-taught mixed media artist working primarily with paint. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions around the Pacific Northwest US. She has worked as a commercial artist for companies like Anthropologie and Trader Joe’s, and has collaborated with local businesses in her community to create large-scale public murals and installations. Her work is held in private collections around the globe. She lives and works in Spokane WA.
There is a strength that comes from attention to the senses, the physical experience. I paint to connect to my own experience, emotions and memories; painting is a tool for expression and a tool for understanding things more thoroughly. Making art helps me remember my history better and helps me to see more clearly into the future. I would describe my work as bold, sensual and lyrical.
When I’m creating new work, there’s a constant negotiation running between minimalist and maximalist. I’m always drawn to texture and pattern but crave simplicity and stillness. The subject matter and medium is less important to me than the overall feeling in the artwork, and I love to experiment with different styles, media and scale. I spend a lot of time on my compositions and creating the perfect dynamic between different shapes on the canvas. The interplay of colors is also something I invest a lot into and really enjoy. To stir emotion, to trigger a memory, to elevate the quality of experience in a space: this is what my intention is in creating and sharing my work. I consider art-making to be a very high calling.
I was born in Spokane, Washington, grew up in Southeast Asia and moved back to the Northwest about 25 years ago. I love to travel, but the slow vibe of my small hometown Spokane, with its easy access to wide open spaces, allows my creativity to ramble. The simple Northwest lifestyle has afforded me the ability to pursue my career as an artist while raising children. My traveling experiences in Southeast Asia are a constant influence to the art that I make, as well as the natural world, music and the mystic.
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