When asked the question “what do you like to do outside of art?”, the first thing that came to Cecilia’s mind was “more art!”. Whether it is viewing, reading, or talking about art, Cecilia Moy Fradet is constantly creating and curating ideas for her projects to come. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Lower Manhattan, Cecilia was fascinated by the differences in ideologies such as perceived beauty and the question “what do we hold sacred?”
Art has always been in Cecilia’s life. She was drawn to art at an early age, as her grandfather was a painter of Chinese landscapes and her father was a calligrapher. She graduated with a fine arts degree then had a second career as a fashion designer. Cecilia is currently a mixed media artist and has a studio at Firing Circuits in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is a member of the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, a member of the Artist Collective of Westport, and an educator at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
My practice encompasses the beauty of translating memories into objects sometimes using remnants of discarded materials to create a series of unique artwork. Because my process is intuitive, I often use different mediums and colors to best express my vision at the time.
As a visual learner, I am influenced by interactions, first impressions, and instant judgements stemming from people, places, and colorful patterns. These moments are imprinted in my memory and create stories in my head that I make visible in my art.