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Frank Olt

cebreaker at Sea, 2022

Glaze on Ceramic, 16.5 x 16.5 in



Frank Olt is an artist and Long Island University professor whose studio practice focuses on ceramics and painting. He is a former artist-in-residence at MoMA P.S.1 and previously studied with Bauhaus artist Rose Krebs. Olt exhibits both nationally and internationally and was commissioned to create the ceramic art at the 23rd & Ely subway station through the NYC Arts for Transit program and Bellevue Hospital. His work was exhibited recently in a solo show at the Contemporary Gallery at the Nassau County Museum of Art.


Olt’s abstract work forms a unique hybrid of ceramics and painting in the New York school tradition. Forged in his signature style, these works combine ceramic media and glazing components with mixed media. Rich hues from encaustics bring together the small not-quite-symmetrical abstract pieces in a way that recalls the color field artists and often evokes landscapes.  




Selected Exhibitions 



New Works at Nassau County Museum of Art, New York


“The Detective Show”  at MOMA PS 1, New York

Icebreaker at Sea, 2022