Meet FCK–Frédérick Gautier, artist-in-residence

6th February 2024, 5:19 pm


FCK–Frédérick Gautier


FCK–Frédérick Gautier is a ceramic artist who touches on sculpture and erotic photography with a brutalist aesthetic, defying standards and dissolving boundaries. His work deliberately confuses the boundaries between what is considered provocative, voyeurism and art.

Returning to Los Angeles for the second time for his Tom of Finland Foundation artist residency, Gautier will partner with Tom of Finland Foundation and VENIA Studio to produce a series of ceramic, photo, video workshops and exhibitions. The events present installations that inspire spectators to share the design philosophy of employees: an expressive, organic and utilitarian design, while highlighting Tom of Finland’s mission to protect, preserve and promote Queer, erotic art.

For information about Gautier’s workshops at VENIA Studio, visit

Bienvenue, Frédérick!


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Published: 6th February 2024

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