Fran is Resident Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University.
She is an award winning American artist working with photography and is also a Masters graduate in Fine Arts from Boston University. Her practice sources imagery from painting, drawing, scanned objects and photographs. She contemplates the human condition which is presented to the viewer through a sense of story telling, dream and symbolism. Experimenting with light, form, texture and colour, she is deeply influenced by the assemblages of Joseph Cornell, the surrealism of René Magritte as well as the poetry and photography of Duane Michals.
'My artistic process is an act of intuition, investigation, and the construction and amalgam of, at first glance, seemingly random objects. These dream-like visions and altered habitats are constructed of photographs I’ve taken with a variety of cameras, as well as discarded portraits of long-forgotten ancestors. These images are intended to evoke a sense of transience, longing, memory, and, despite our yearning for connectedness, the dislocation we all too often experience'.
Fran's work is held in many private collections. Pubic institutions include:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Each work is produced as an archival pigment print in an edition of 15 and prices range from
£800 - £1,500. For availability, please contact us.