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Helen Frederick is recognized as a distinguished artist, curator, educator, coordinator of international projects, and as founder of Pyramid Atlantic. As an advocate for and an active participant in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area arts scene, she has served on the directorial boards of alternative art spaces, various local and national boards and national peer-review panels. She has and fulfilled speaking engagements around the world, always emphasizing collaboration across disciplines. Throughout her life her passion for diverse cultures and histories has led her to travel to observe the material cultures of many societies, their skills. and ideas and to make connections among disparate cultural traditions.


HUNGRY GHOSTS, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, August-September 2011

DISSONANCE, The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, February-April 2011

INDEFINITE STATES OF EMERGENCY, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC, December-January 2009

FOLLOWING THE SCENT, Fine Arts Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth Gallery, Richmond, VA, March-April 2008

THE VIEW IS DAUNTING, Lamar Dodge School of Art, University of Athens, Athens, GA, March 2002

SUSPENSION SCIERAN/LEAVE QUESTIONS BEHIND, Southwest School of Art and Design, San Antonio, TX, June, 2000

UNDER CONSTRUCTION, RELAY, REWIND, RECORD, Dieu Donne’ Gallery, New York, NY, 1996

CAUTION, APPEARANCE (DIS) APPEARANCE, Emerson Gallery, McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA, fall, 1995. Traveled to the Laurie Wagman Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1996

SOLAR HOUSE, Centro Colombo Americano, Bogotá, Colombia, 1994

TREADING WATER, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC, 1991


TEN YEARS AFTER 9/11, Edison Place Gallery, Washington DC, 2011

INTERNATIONAL PAPER ART BIENNIAL, Fine Arts Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, May-June, 2011

IN UNISON: 20 Washington, DC Artists, The Kreeger Museum, January, 2011,

MIND BODY AND SPIRIT, University of Maryland Arts Program, College Park, MD 2010

MATRIX, Printmaking, Prints and Books, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 2009

INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXHIBITION, USA AND JAPAN, Municipal Museum, Kyoto and Tokushima Museum of MODERN ART, JAPAN, 2007

FACES OF THE FALLEN, Women’s War Memorial Museum, Washington DC, 2005

NEW EDITIONS: OLD AND NEW DIGITAL, O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2005

THE ELEMENTS: CREATIVE ENERGY, The Hunterton Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2005


IN PRAISE OF PAPER, An Exhibition of American and Vietnamese Artists, College of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2000


Fulbright and American Scandinavia Awards, for residency in Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway

The Fabric Workshop, NEA/ Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Printmaking Residency Award,

Barbara Bishop Distinguished Artist/Lecture Series, Longwood College, Farmville, VA. Selected as the first honored lecturer.

Rutgers Center for Innovative Prints and Paper, NEA/ Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Residency Award

Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist, Rollins College, Orlando, FL,

Governor’s Award for the Arts, Named leading artist and contributor for service in the arts, in the State of Maryland

2008 Printmaker Emeritus Award from the Southern Graphics Council, the highest national award of recognition for print artists in the world, for her leadership in the field and her artistry.

ArtTable Oral History Project, housed at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art

Francis Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA


F. Lennox Campello, 100 Artists of Washington DC,: Schiffer Books, 2011

Paul Coldwell:. The Best of Printmaking: A Contemporary Perspective. London,UK: Black Dog Publishing, 2010.

Jane Farmer, Collaboration as A Medium, 25 Years of Pyramid Atlantic, Pyramid Atlantic, 2005

Elspeth Lamb: Papermaking for Printmakers, A&C publishers, London, 2005

Dirk Dobke. Dieter Roth in America, Hamburg, Germany: Dieter Roth Foundation, 2004, Interview with Helen Frederick.

Lynne Allen and Phyllis McGibbon. Printmaking, An International Collection Minneapolis, Minnesota: Quarry Books, 1997.

John Ross and Clare Romano. The Complete Printmaker (revised), Englewood,
New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1989.

Silvie Turner. Handmade Paper Today, London, UK: Frederic C. Biel, 1983

Critics and reviewers such as Ferdinand Protzman, Michael O’Sullivan (Washington Post), Ron Rice (Philadelphia Inquirer), J.W. Mahoney (New Art Examiner), Roxanne Orgill (Wall Street Journal), Claudia Rousseau (The Gazette), and John Dorsey (Baltimore Sun) have written about her work over the years.


Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland?
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey; ?
New York Public Library, New York?
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC?
Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington, DC?
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC?
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York?
The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA?
Washington University Rare Book Department, St. Louis, Missouri?
Yale Rare Book Collection, New Haven, Connecticut?
Oslo Municipal Museum, Oslo, Norway?
Ohio Sate University, Columbus, Ohio?
Library of Congress, Washington, DC?
Champion International Paper Company, Stanford, Connecticut, ?
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin?
Crowell and Moring Law Firm, Washington, DC?
DC Commission for the Arts, Art Bank Program, WDC?
Rare Book Library, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA?
United States Department of State, Washington, DC ?
The National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden?
Kanagawa Prefecture Museum, Yokohoma, Japan?
Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan?
The American Scandinavian Foundation, New York?
United States Embassy, Seoul, Korea ?and Geneva, Switzerland