Paintings by Anne Francey
on display at Firlefanz Gallery, Albany NY
June 1 – July 2, 2005

Detail of Dido's Errands IV

    Dido's Errands I
    24 x 24 inches
    acrylic on canvas, 2002

    Dido's Errands II
    24 x 24 inches
    acrylic on canvas, 2002

Dido's Errands III
24 x 24 inches
acrylic on canvas, 2002

Dido's Errands IV
24 x 24 inches
acrylic on canvas, 2002

    Observation of the natural world has always been the point of departure of my paintings and drawings. My work seems to be a constant oscillation and search for balance between representation and abstraction, organic shapes and geometric order, what’s being shown and what’s being hidden. Whether starting from a flower, a twig, an insect or a moss, I simplify and flatten their shapes in my paintings, as if to conceal their identity in order to find their hidden meaning, their (or my) relationship to the larger world. Here, the size of the flower paintings makes them akin to the human body. The gesture of the painter and the gesture of the flowers seem to echo each other, as if the point was not to paint the flowers&Mac226; semblance, but their energy, their choreographic destiny.

Anne Francey
Saratoga, NY
Born June 4, 1956, Grandson, Switzerland

2005 Haddad Lascano Gallery, “Still life” Great Barrington, MA
2004 Mandeville Gallery “From an observant nature”, Union College, Schenectady NY
2004 Schenectady Museum “Mohawk Hudson regional”, Schenectady NY
2003 Schick Gallery, “Visiting Faculty exhibition”, Saratoga Springs, NY
2003 Carrie Haddad Gallery, “Botanica”, group show, Hudson, NY
2003 The Arts Center Gallery, “3-person show” Saratoga Spgs, NY
2002 Gallery 100, “Garden show” group show, Saratoga Spgs, NY
2000 Arac, “AnneFrancey-Renée Duc”, Vallorbe, Switzerland
1999 Lake George Arts Project, “Artists invite artists”, Lake George, NY
1998 Sioux City Arts Center, “Working space, selections from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art”, Sioux City, Iowa
1998 Carrie Haddad Gallery, “Geoffrey Detrani, Anne Francey, Joseph Kurhajec”, Hudson, NY
1998 Sion Fine Arts Museum, “Saxifrage, Désespoir du peintre”, Sion, Switzerland
1997 Lake George Arts Projects, “Made in Tunisia”, solo show, Lake George, NY
1997 Albany Center Gallery, solo show, Albany,NY
1997 Mille-Feuilles Gallery , solo show, la Marsa Tunis, Tunisia
1997 Fribourg Art & History Museum, “Saxifrage, Swiss painters”, Fribourg, Switzerland
1996 Jennish Museum, Alice Bailly Foundation 50th anniversary, Vevey, Switzerland
1996 Case Gallery, Skidmore College, “Skidmore Women Faculty Exhibition”, National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY
1995 Urban Cultural Park, “Compositions” Collaboration/artists/composers, Saratoga Springs, NY
1995 Lake George Arts Project, “From the Lake & Beyond”, Lake George, NY
1995 Valley Artisans Market ,”Abstractions & Subtractions”, solo show, Cambridge, NY
1994 Sage College Gallery, “Wet Paint” , Troy, NY
1992 The Albany Biennial, “Interplay 92”, Rice Gallery, Albany NY
1989 The Bemis Gallery, solo show, Omaha, Nebraska
1989 Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, “In Residence”, 15 Artists From The Bemis Foundation, Lincoln, Nebraska
1988 John Michael Kohler Art Center, “Hothouse” exhibition, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2000 Arts in Education Initiative grant. Saratoga Springs, NY
1999 SPAF, New York State Council on the Arts, “Artist's grant”
1995 SPAF, New York State Council on the Arts, grant for “Compositions”
1989 Fellowship Alternative Worksite Bemis Foundation, studio residency, Omaha, Nebraska
1988 Grant, Bourse Fédérale des Beaux-Arts, Federal Grant Switzerland
1987 Fellowship , AWS Bemis Foundation, studio residency with monthly stipend, Omaha, Nebraska
Award, Sommerville Art Price, Hunter College, New York
1983 Grant, Young Artists of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
1982 Grant, Foundation Alice Bailly, Lausanne, Switzerland
1981 Grant, Business Professional Women, Fonds de Bourse et d'Entraide Féminine, Zonta Club, Switzerland
Award, Association de Peintres et Sculpteurs, Lausanne, Switzerland

1983-87 Hunter College: Master of Fine Arts, Painting,
New York
1981-82 School of Visual Arts : painting, video, New York
1976-81 Ecole des Beaux-Arts:
Diplôme des Beaux-Arts, (MFA) Painting/video,
Lausanne, Switzerland