Rose Frantzen’s figurative, representational, conceptual, and allegorical works show in museums and galleries including her own Old City Hall Gallery in Maquoketa, Iowa. “Portrait of Maquoketa,” a collection of 180 portraits of her townspeople, was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she transformed the project into a suspended installation that is now included in the Figge Art Museum’s permanent collection. Her latest exhibition, “In the Face of Illusion,” is a 4×64 foot wall of contiguous portraits and figures integrated and in dialogue with optical illusions. Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, panelist, and guest lecturer.