CV/Bio





Frank Tumino is a Chicago artist, arts administrator and curator. Holding degrees in the History of Art and Architecture and in Education, he has devoted himself to the promotion and advancement of art in the Chicago area. His art has been exhibited locally and nationwide for many years.

 

Beginning in the 1980’s with the works of medieval masters, and continuing with works of the 20th century masters today, Tumino has used the examples of the past to energize his own artwork. He has created extensive bodies of work in gouache, mixed media and in colored pencil, all executed in a personal and highly idiosyncratic style which puts a premium on the narrative and symbolic aspects of the image created.

 

For the last several years Tumino has been employed as the administrator and curator for an internationally known studio of developmentally disabled artists. Here he is given a chance to exercise his expertise on the field of Art Brut, and to further the careers of a group of particularly talented and deserving autodidactic artists.