Frank Herrmann has spent decades developing his technique, inspired by the creative process of transforming a canvas into his own world-view. Frank’s abstract canvases investigate the visual language of the Asmat people, an ethnic group native to Papua New Guinea. His work attempts to reduce this visual language to its fundamentals, and his search continues from one painting to another through intricacies of line and color. His works span the genres of landscape and abstraction, providing somber and playful reflections of the world he sees.
Since earning his MFA from The University of Cincinnati, Frank was employed at The University of Cincinnati as a Professor of Fine Art (Painting) from 1973-2014. He is now a Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus. Herrmann has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the country in the past 50 years, and he is an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner.Frank is prestigiously a recipient of the 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, one of only five painters internationally.