Beth Frey is a Canadian artist who works with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, video performance, and installation. Through her wry, absurdist sense of humour, Frey playfully draws out contradictions in her subject matter, be it gender, the body, or social media, often integrating representations of herself into her chromatic cartoon-like world. Working from her complexly layered watercolours, Frey incorporates accessible smartphone apps and AI image generation tools to expand this universe and bring her body into it as an active player. Her popular Instagram project, sentientmuppetfactory, uses AI to comically deform bodies and poke fun classic film tropes.
Frey has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Concordia University and a BFA from the University of Victoria. She has exhibited her work in a number of solo and group shows across Canada, Mexico and the US. Frey currently divides her time between Montreal and Mexico City.