Internationally known artist Frank Boyden is known for both his ceramic and bronze sculptures and for his printmaking. He has exhibited his work in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. The sense of the earth's constant movement and the texture of life around us are paramount to Boyden's life and work. The shapes and forms in his sculpture, ceramics, and prints including nuanced line drawings of birds, fish, and other natural forms, which all echo the world around him.
A Yale graduate, Boyden makes his home on the Oregon coast, where he founded Sitka, a school for environmental studies. Boyden has long been known for his ceramic work, which is fired in a primitive Korean style kiln, or an Anagama. In addition to his ceramic work, he has completing several major sculptural commissions in cast bronze, including sculptures for the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon, the PCC Rock Creek Campus, and Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Boyden is the recipient of numerous commissions, and his work is part of many public and private collections. Collections include the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; Museo de Arte Costarricense, San José, Costa Rica; the Portland Art Museum, Oregon; the Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; Portland General Electric, Oregon Health Sciences University, the U.S. National Bank, and Delta Airlines in Portland, OR, among others.