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Lived/Active: New York      Known for: color field, modernist painting

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Sherron L. Francis  (b. 1940 -)

A painter, she is often included with Color Field Painting, Post Color Field and 1970's Modernism.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Rubiner Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, 1985                
Watson/de Nagy & Co., Houston, TX, 1984, 1980         
Clayworks Studio Workshop, NYC, 1982                
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 1981            
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC, 1980, 1978                        
Bell Gallery, List Art Ctr, Brown Univ, Prov RI 1979
B. Kornblatt Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1977
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, TX, 1974
Andre Emmerich Gallery, NYC, 1974, 1973
Bowery Gallery, NYC, 1970
Indiana University, Bloomington, In, 1966

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Art Museum of South Texas, "Modernism of the 1970's", Corpus Christi, Texas, 2008
Clement Greenberg: "A Critics Collection", Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, 2001 & Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina, 2001
Douglas Drake Gallery, "Small Paintings: Big Issues", NYC, 1993
Douglas Drake Gallery, "Wood", NYC, 1989
Douglas Drake Gallery, "Toot",  Kansas City, MO, 1985
Watson/de Nagy & Co., "Clayworks", Houston, Texas, 1984
C.D.S. Gallery, "Artists Choose Artists", NYC, 1983
Rubiner Gallery, "Selected Paintings of Contemporary Abstractionists", Detroit, Michigan, 1982
Garth Clark Gallery, "Painters in Clay", Los Angeles, California, 1982
Martin Gerard Gallery, "Clayworks", Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1981, 1982
Traveling Exhibition, "Clayworks", Squires Art Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1981
Douglas Drake Gallery, "Abstract Paintings", Kansas City, MO, 1981
Watson/de Nagy & Co., "New Work New York"  Houston, Texas, 1981
Clayworks Studio Workshop, "Visiting Artists", NYC, 1981
Traveling Exhibition, "Broken Surface",  Virginia State, Bennington College, Tibor de Nagy, 1981
American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters, NYC., 1978
Edmonton Art Gallery, "New Abstract Art", Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1977
Museum of Fine Arts, "Modern Painting: 1900 to the Present", Houston, Texas, 1975
Gallerie Andre Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland, 1975, 1973
Dootson/Calderhead Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 1975
Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1975, 1973
Museum of Fine Arts, "Three Young American Painters", Houston, Texas, 1974
New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, 1973
Louise Ferrari Gallery, Houston, Texas, 1973
Whitney Museum of American, Whitney Biennial Exihibition", NYC, 1973
Andre Emmerich Gallery, "New Talent Show", NYC 1972
Galleria 11 Fante Di Spade, Rome, Italy, 1972
Eastern Michigan University, "Five Man Invitational", Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1970
The ART Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, 1970
Bowery Gallery, New York, 1969
Western Michigan University, "8th National Print & Drawing Biennial", Kalamazoo, Mi, 1968
University of North Dakota, "North Dakota Annual", Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1966
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1964, 1965, 1966
Evansville Museum, "Midstates Exhibition", Evansville, Indiana, 1965, 1966
Speed Museum, "Louisville Art Center Annual", Louisville, Kentucky, 1964
Speed Museum, "Invitational Exhibition", Louisville, Kentucky, 1964
Evansville Museum, "Invitational Exhibition", Evansville, Indiana, 1964
Studio Gallery, Geneva, Illinois, 1963, 1964

V. Raynor, The New York Times Sunday, July 4, 1993 W.C. Sec.
H. Harrison, The New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1992 L.I. Sec.
H. Harrison, The New York Times, Sunday, August 4, 1991, L.I. Sec.
D. Hoffmann, The Kansas City Star, Sunday, April 28, 1985
C. Abatt, Birmingham Eccentric, January 17, 1985
M. Miro, Detroit Free Press, January 18, 1985
V. Tatransky, "The New Avant-Garde",  Art International, Vo. XXVII-2, April-June, 1984, p.31
V. Tatransky, "Artists Choose Artists", Arts Magazine, September 1983, p 41
Jack D. Flam Artists Choose Artists II, (Book) 1983
V. Tatransky,  "Sherron Francis", Arts Magazine, September 1982 p. 39
V. Tatransky,  "Group Show", Arts Magazine, May 1981, p. 35 Art World, February 15, 1980, p. 9
Roanoke Times and World News, Sunday, September 17, 1978
B. Gold, "Art Notes", The Sun, Sunday, May 15, 1977
L. Johnson, The Sun, May 15, 1977
P. Frank, Art News, November 1974
K. Whee, "A Personal Definition of Pictorial Space", Arts Magazine, November, 1974
"New York Letter", Art International, November 15, 1974, p. 57
A. Holmes, "Two Young Americans Follow Gallery's Stars", Houston Chronicle, October 3, 1974
P. Schjeldahl, "Abstract Painting - The Crisis of Success", The NY Times, Sunday, Feb 4, 1973, p. 23

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Denver Museum, Denver, Colorado
Museum of Southern Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sidney, Australia
John Herron Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Galveston-Houston Corporation, Houston, Texas
Shearson Hayden, Stone Executive Offices, NYC
Charter Atlantic Corporation, NYC
Charles Town Savings Bank, Boston, Massachusetts
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Baltimore, Maryland
American Telephone and Telegraph, NYC
Continental Corporation, NYC
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Master of Fine Arts: Indiana University 1963-1966
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Kansas City Art Institute 1960-1963
College - Undergraduate: University of Oaklahoma 1958-1960

Scholarships And Awards:
National Endowment for the Arts, Invitational Residency, Claywork Studio Workshop NYC,  1985
Purchase Award, 59th Annual Indiana Artists Exhibition John Herron Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana 1966
Purchase Award, 8th National Print and Drawing Biennial, Western Michigan University, 1968
M.F.A. with Honors, Indiana University, 1966
Teaching Assistantship, Indiana University, 1946-1966
Tuition Scholarships, Kansas City Art Institute, 1961-1963
Mortarboard Award, University of Oklahoma, 1959

Teaching Experience
Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado, Visiting Artist, 1987
The Cooper Union School of Art, New York City, New York 1978-1985
Ridgewood School of Art and Design, Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1972-1985
Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, Guest Lecturer, 1974
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1966-1968
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1964-1966        

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