Frank Vega

Region: MFA Annual


City / State: Chicago, IL

I gravitate to the playfulness of objects and their potential for transformation. My practice calls attention to the relationships between our bodies and the things we surround ourselves with. My goal is to put divergent objects into a whole. Different materials, surfaces, and shapes help me represent personifications with unique attributions that can coexist together. When constructing entities through painting, sculpture, and other processes, I avoid direct representations of human bodies to create autonomous objects that expand on the idea of what constitutes a body. My hybrid identity grounds my desire to create a personal mythology that builds on my understanding of the many histories and systems I inhabit.