Collaboration in the Arts

Helen Frederick has regularly maintained an emphasis toward collaboration with artists across disciplines. With her own work and in the creation of Pyramid Atlantic in 1980, in her seven years prior to that in New York, and earlier at Rhode island School of Design where she met Dieter Roth and experienced experimental approaches to printed media, Frederick has been interested in the process of group activity leading to new critical awareness, expanded visual concepts and innovation for the creation of works of art.

As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene for the last 25 years, she has played a role in the revitalization of the Silver Spring, MD arts corridor, served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces in D.C., various local and national boards and national peer-review panels. She has exhibited, curated exhibitions and fulfilled speaking engagements around the world.