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Jennifer Frudakis - Petry

Sculptor
Born May 14, 1961, Atlantic City, New Jersey

"Look deep into nature and you find the answers to everything." ---Albert Einstein

Jennifer Frudakis-Petry comes from a family of artists, including her father, EvAngelos Frudakis, and her uncle, Zeno Frudakis, who are both acclaimed sculptors. She works as a co-artist and assistant to her uncle. Together they produced 10' high figure sculptures of Mike Schmidt, Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Richie Ashburn for Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Air Force Memorial Honor Guard sculpture for Arlington National Cemetery, and an over life size sculpture of Joe DiMaggio and Child for DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Florida. From 1982-1984, she apprenticed with painter Bo Bartlett, as a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Frudakis-Petry aims to create "art that has meaning, lyrical movement and beauty."

Frudakis-Petry moved from Philadephia to Bucks County to continue her career as a professional sculptor. Frudakis-Petry graduated with a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1984, while simultaneously studying Advanced Sculpture at the Frudakis Academy of Fine Arts until 1985. She went on to study ceramics at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and earned her Certificate for a Woman-Owned Business Course at Montgomery County Community College in 2006. Frudakis-Petry's art has been featured in several group exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, PA, The National Academy of Design, Women Artists of Atlantic County at the Atlantic Community College, the Franklin Institute, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. She has also taught sculpture at Ocean City Arts Center, Ventnor Arts Center, Atlantic Community College, and currently teaches private classes in advanced sculpture and at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education. Frudakis-Petry holds a Gold Medal of Honor from the Allied Artists Juried Exhibition, First Prize in Sculpture from Women Artists of Atlantic County, an award from the Audubon Juried Group Show, and the Cheltenham Township Main Street Project Award, among many others.





Image:

Jennifer Frudakis-Petry with History of Negro Baseball League, bronze, 6'X8' Stockton University Athletic Department, Egg Harbor, NJ, 1999 bronze, 6' X 8', photo courtesy of the artist


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