Freya Prowe was raised by a bicultural family in the United States.  German fairy tales informed much of her early imaginary world.  Lyrical and dark, Prowe’s artwork draws on that tradition and its sensitivity to the emotional tensions lurking in human interactions.  Prowe creates images that are by turns fragile and horrific, seductive and deformed, playful and violent. Prowe received her degree in Fine Arts from Pitzer College in 1994.  

In addition to painting and drawing, Prowe has studied textile design in Java, Indonesia and Zurich, Switzerland.  She has shown extensively in California and much of her past work currently resides in private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.