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Artist Name: Fritzie Urquhart
Title of Piece: Topichairy
Media: synthetic turf / polystyrene beans
Dimensions: 3'H x 5'W x 4'D
Retail Price: $1,500 + tax
Artist’s Statement: My goal is to create art that communicates humor and irony with materials that are unconventional and unexpected.
Artist’s Bio: Fritzie graduated San Diego State University with a Master of Arts degree and was a teacher and artist in Ohio, California and New Zealand. She currently works out of her studio in Carlsbad, creating sculptures and paintings.
Her sculpture installation sites include California State University, San Marcos, the Embarcadero in San Diego, Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla and Encinitas, the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden and Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.
Fritzie’s wall sculptures are installed at Cal State San Marcos, the President’s office, and the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in La Jolla. She has exhibited at the William D. Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad (juror’s choice award), and the Oceanside Museum of Art.
Recent exhibits include a turf sculpture at the Water Conservation Garden show, 2011, and a new steel sculpture at Cal State San Marcos installed in May, 2011.
Photo: Heather Main, SDBG Staff