Dagmar Frinta
Born NYC, New York
Education

Scuola Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy 1970-71
BFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 1974-78
Syracuse Senior Program Abroad, Florence, Italy 1977
RISD Faculty Development Grant: apprenticeship with Master
Bookbinder Faith Shannon, Corranbeg Workshops, Ardfern, Scotland 1991
Violin Making School, Juliet Barker Workshop, Cambridge UK Summers 1998-2001
Gobelin Tapestry Module One, under Pat Taylor, West Dean College, UK 2000
Double Weave Intensive under Jack Lenor Larsen, ( but actually learned skill from Layne Goldsmith ) Haystack School, Maine
Language Program, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic Summer 2003
Advanced Drawing under Joanne Carson SUNY Albany Winter 2011
Masters TESOL Certificate SUNY Albany 2014

Teaching Experience

Syracuse University, Syracuse NY 1983 (Spring)
Rhode Island School of Design 1983-1996 (13 years)
School of Visual Arts, NYC 1994 (during my RISD spring sabbatical leave)
College for Creative Studies, Detroit1998 (Fall), 2003 (Fall), 2004 (Spring)
Cranbrook/Kingswood Private School 2001-2002 weaving, photography, drawing/painting
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Parsons,New School, NYC 2006-2010/Drawing/painting/color studies Architecture department

Professional Experience

Posters etc:

PBS Mobil Masterpiece Theater- “MYSTERY! Miss Morrison's Ghosts” NYC bus shelter poster
Included in group Calendars for DNP, Tokyo, Japan
United States Information Agency- US Embassy posters of William Faulkner and Edith Wharton
“Providence Convergence” Poster, City of Providence R.I. - Hand letterpress, paint and pin-hole camera collage
Museum of Modern Art, NYC - Christmas Card produced by the museum, sold in gift shop there 1980-1984 "Madonna"
Herman Miller Designer Furniture Catalog- painting of Nelson Table 1986

Book Jackets:

Pantheon, Avventura, Random House, Harper and Row, Simon Schuster, Houghton Mifflin, David Godine,etc. Authors include : Sherwood Anderson: "Three Plays" , Anita Brookner: "The Debut" , Robert Musil: "Young Torless" , Giuseppe Lampedusa: "The Leopard" , Charles Portis "Masters of Atlantis" , E.T.A. Hoffman: "Tales of Hoffman" , Jiri Grusa: "The Questionaire" , Ethan Canin: "Emperor of the Air" , Daniel Menaker :"The Old Left" , Humberto Constantini : "The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis" and "The Gods, the Little Guys and the Police" , Rumer Godden "The Battle of the Villa Fiorita" , "An Episode of Sparrows", and "The Greengage Summer" , Arthur A. Cohen "An Admirable Woman" etc. (many more)

Editorial works:

New Yorker Magazine, New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Time Magazine, RollingStone Magazine,San Jose Mercury News, etc. ( many more)

Gallery Shows, Awards and Residencies

NYC Art Director's Club Annual National Awards Silver Medal 1983

6 Page article in Graphis Magazine #240, Zurich, Switzerland 1985

Two-person show, Gallerie Jiri Trnka, Plzen, Czech Republic 1992

Visiting Scholar/Artist, The American Academy in Rome, Italy Sept.-Dec. 2004
"Research on Etruscan Proportions"

Invitational Design Charrette/Residency for ArtOmi, Ghent, N.Y. Dec. 2006

Group Show, Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY Dec. 2006 –Mar. 2007

1963-2014
Travel Research Trips:
Aruba, Austria, Andorra, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hongkong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Yugoslavia. (Travels include extended year long and half year long stays)

1995-2006
Custom bookbinding and portfolio fabrication for private and business clients

1994-2003
Detail-oriented architectural prep work ( in supportive technical , non-design capacity) including wall installation for musician Lou Reed; preparation of cast ceramic light fixtures for “Meadow” restaurant, Hong Kong; preparation of linoleum block plates for competition entry for Pheasantry Garden competition, Prague, gouache rendering of apartment building proposal for Comillas, Spain; concept of private garden for apartment building proposal for Menilmontant, Paris, etc.

2001(fall)-2002
Library clerk, Cranbrook Academy of Art Library, Bloomfield Hills Michigan. Computer filing, spreadsheets, word processing

2002 Appeared in Elliot Earls's film "Catfish" as Ilse Gombrich wife of art historian ,Ernst Gombrich ( Emigre 62 )

2006-2010 Faculty Parsons New School, NYC

2006
Founding Member, Bau Institute Art and Architecture New York City Workshops, a division of Bau Residencies of Otranto, Italy, with architect, Paola Iacucci and artist, Marthe Keller

2009
Bau Institute Print Portfolio
Fundraiser for Film Director/Humanist Godfrey Reggio ( Qatsi Film trilogy-Koyaanisqatsi,etc )

2010
Healing Movement Studies ( Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique )
Silkscreen Studies ( Altamont Free Library Posters )
Color Studies

2011
Eldercare
Drawing Studies ( SUNY Albany)
Linguistics Studies ( SUNY Albany)
Alphabet book/Foreign Language versions

2012
Eldercare
Bilingualism Studies ( SUNY Albany)
Alphabet book/Italian and Czech edition. Mopu Press
Bau Institute -The Castle of Otranto, Italy June 1-15 assisting fellows
Prague Research- 3 month residency

2013
Eldercare
SUNY Albany Grad School Linguisitic Studies
Printed Matter, NYC group show http://letstalkaboutlovebaby.com/artists/dagmarfrinta.html
Bau Institute -The Castle of Otranto,Italy June 1-30 assisting fellows
http://www.bauinstitute.org/programs.html
Books 1- 4 of Balance series

2014
ABC English Italian book debuting at Bologna Book Fair as prototype
Graduate Certificate of ESL SUNY Albany
Bau Institute -The Castle of Otranto, Italy June 1-30 Resident Director