YabYum Seven: Frank Gonzales

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All photos courtesy of Frank Gonzales

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Frank Gonzales. What do i do? Well, what do you need done? Haha. I’m the preparator at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum. I design, layout and hang the shows there. I also have an art career and I’m a father and husband.

How did you get your start?

By not stopping. Life is a work in progress.

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“Grounded”, Acrylic on Panel, 24″ x 24″, 2015

What inspires you?

Life. It changes all the time. I sometimes get surprised at what inspires me. It could be music, plants, art, my son’s sense of wonder, seeing people in their element. Immortality is a big motivator too.

What do you like about AZ?

Her landscape and the smell of creosote.

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“Boundless”, Acrylic on Panel, 12″ x 12″, 2015

Where can we see you(r) work?

I completed a painting for Starbucks on 7th Ave and Camelback over the summer. Its on permanent display. You can also visit frankgonzales.net
Also, in L.A., Chicago, Santa Fe, Utah and Oregon.

What would you like to accomplish before you die?

See Tom Waits live and fix up my 1971 Ford Pickup.

What is your mantra?

Enjoy the process.

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“Mirando al Futuro”, Acrylic on Panel, 36″ x 36″, 2015
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“Specimen”, Acrylic on Panel, 20″ x 24″, 2015
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“True Vibration”, Acrylic on Panel, 12″ x 12″, 2016
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“Azure-Winged Magpie & Totem”, Acrylic on Panel, 16″ x 20″, 2016

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