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Untitled (Elevation No. 5), 2010
Encaustic on linen, 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)


Untitled (Elevation No. 20), 2010
Encaustic on linen, 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)


Untitled (Elevation No. 6), 2010
Encaustic on linen, 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)


Untitled (Elevation No. 14), 2010
Encaustic on linen, 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)


Untitled (Elevation No. 15), 2010
Encaustic on linen, 60 x 60 in. (152.4 x 152.4 cm.)

Frank Olt

Frank Olt is an abstract painter with a background and formal training in ceramics. A product of New York’s minimalist tradition of the 1970’s, Olt earned a BFA and an MFA from Long Island University, where he studied under the noted ceramicist, Rose Krebs. Krebs had come to America from the Bauhaus Pottery, and her doctrines embraced abstraction, color theory and formal structure. Olt was an artist-in-residence at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, where he executed several ground-breaking installations and site-specific works. He has been a professor of art at C.W. Post College for more than 20 years, and maintains studios in Manhattan and Oyster Bay.


In 2009, Olt exhibited in a two-person show with Yvonne Thomas at Lohin-Geduld Gallery in New York; a solo show at the Tria Gallery in New York; and a two-person show, Dialogue, with Alain Kirilli at The Nassau County Museum of Art. He was named The Heckscher Museum of Art’s 2009 annual benefit honoree. Previous solo exhibitions include Lynda Anderson Galleries (2007) and Dillon Gallery (2005), as well as Maru Sankaku Shikaku Gallery in Kyoto, Japan, in 2004 and 2006. Olt has received large-scale commissions from the New York City Arts in Transit Program for mosaic pieces in the 23rd & Ely subway station in Long Island City, and from New York Health and Hospitals Corporation for a lobby piece in Bellevue Hospital. His work is in prominent private collections in the United States and abroad, as well as The Heckscher Museum of Art; Islip Art Museum; The Nassau County Museum of Art, and the Konggi Museum, Korea; among other institutions.