Carlos Frías is an artist currently living in New Jersey. As primarily a painter and printmaker, Carlos utilizes a variety of media in his works to pinpoint the origin of legacy. Carlos often travels to the Dominican Republic, where he also creates and exhibits new works.
In 2013 Carlos has exhibited his prints and paintings at the Segal Gallery in Montclair, NJ and at the Therese Maloney Gallery at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Over the past year Carlos’s works have been in a number of galleries in New Jersey for group and solo shows. In 2011 Carlos was named The Printmaking Center of New Jersey’s artist-in-residence and that same year Carlos was chosen as one of six NJ Emerging Artists and had a solo show at the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, NJ. Carlos showcases his video art online. For his 2011 piece Perpetual Refinement Carlos was named a finalist in the Pernod Absinthe Creator of Art contest.
Carlos has created mixed media pieces, one for last year’s solo show at 73See Gallery in Montclair, NJ and for a previous exhibit, a DreamBox, which was part of a larger show under District&Co., the gallery that represents him in the Dominican Republic. Carlos has had several paintings exhibited there, as well as at the Fiart International Art Fair at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Santo Domingo.
Carlos’s strong background in printmaking not only earned him an artist-in-residence position, but also a fellowship and first place in Parsons Printmakers while in college. Many of Carlos’s prints and works in other media have been shown in exhibitions in the United States and places abroad, including Venezuela, Japan and Spain.
Most of Carlos’s international endeavors are based in Santo Domingo, where he was born 1969. He attended Altos de Chavón and from there received his BFA in painting from Parsons Art School in 1993.
Carlos has worked as a graphic artist and as a production artist. Also he has taught art to special needs children and to college students at his alma mater, Altos de Chavón.