Artist Statement




Frol Boundin was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1974. He received his initial artistic training in the traditions of social realism from his grandfather the painter Victor Boundin, as well as at the Leningrad School of General Arts. He moved to the United States in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000. During the following 10 years, Mr. Boundin lived and worked in Chicago, focusing on large-scale abstract paintings and prints, as well as collaborative installations and graphic design projects with local arts community organizations. In 2010, Mr. Boundin moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and received his Master of Fine Arts degree with distinction from the University of New Mexico in 2013. Recent exhibitions include Global Matrix III, the Atlanta Print Biennale (where the “Aral Sea Cycle” received a Jurors Choice Award), Beyond Printmaking, and the Boston Printmakers Biennale, and most recently, his critically acclaimed solo exhibition “Last Monuments” at Albuquerque’s Society for Contemporary Art.