Trefny was born in Greenwich Connecticut in 1948.
He has lived in
He has had 10 solo shows at the Steven Scott Gallery in Baltimore since its opening in 1988, most recently in 2016 and has been included in many group shows there.
He has had 5 solo shows at the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia, most recently in 2015 and has been included in many group shows there.
had solo shows at the Bruce R. Lewin Gallery in
His work has been featured at exhibitions at the Delaware Art Museum, the Noyes Museum in New Jersey, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and The Woodmere Art Museum, both in Philadelphia, as well as other museum venues.
was the cover artist and the subject of a feature article in American
Artist Magazine in December 1987 and again in 2009.
He was also selected as the cover artist for Reader’s Digest in
April 1995. His work has
been reviewed in Art in
A 2011 video by John Thornton entitled “Frank Trefny, a Painter’s Painter” can be seen on YouTube.