Exhibitions

Frances McCormack

BORN Boston, Massachusetts

AWARDS

2017

Willapa Bay AiR Residency, Oysterville WA. July

2000

American Academy in Rome/ San Francisco Art Institute Fellowship, July

1997

Djerassi Foundation Residency, Woodside, CA, June

1996

Buck Foundation/ Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, Painting

1991

Buck Foundation/ Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, Painting

1987

Buck Foundation/ Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, Fine Arts

1986

University Art Museum Council Founders, Berkeley, CA Calder/ Hayes/ Jacobs Prize

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley, MFA, 1986

University of Massachusetts, Boston BA in English, Summa Cum Laude, 1978

TEACHING

San Francisco Art Institute, Resident Faculty, 1990-Present

PROJECTS

2015

“Artifacts” Performance with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA. December 20, 2015

2012

“Artifacts” multimedia production with composer Kurt Rohde and writer Susan Moon, San Francisco Conservatory of Music

2010

“Silence, Exile and Cunning” Curator, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, April

2008

“Five From San Francisco” Curator, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla CA

2007

“Circularity” Curator, R.B. Stevenson Gallery. La Jolla CA, curated by Kate Eilertsen. March

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

“Invented Spaces: Paintings by Frances McCormack” Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame CA. October 2016 - January 2017

2016

“Contemplative Elements: Danae Mattes and Frances McCormack” Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA. December 19 - March 6 2016

2014

“Ever Reluctant” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. April

2009

“Frances McCormack - Recent Paintings” Elin Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA. November REVIEW

2007

“From the Ground Up” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA. July REVIEW

2004

“Adjacent Things Diminish”, R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. REVIEW

2004

“Trintas” Museum of Contemporary Art at the Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA. July REVIEW

2001

R. B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA. March REVIEW

2000

Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA. March

1999

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. November

1998

Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX. November

R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June

1997

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. October

1996

R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. September

1995

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. November

1994

R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June REVIEW

Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. February REVIEW

1993

Shaklee Building, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Suzy Locke. August-September

1992

Courting the Present, Five Painters, Curated by Anne Meisner, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA. July

1991

William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May REVIEW

1989

Bank of America, Curated by Bonnie Earl Solari, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA. REVIEW

1988

Southern Exposure, at Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA. January

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

2017

“Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” curated by Lauren Della Monica, Heritage Museums and gardens, Sandwich, MA.

2016

“California Group” Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. November

2015

“Terra Cognita” Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. July

 

“Lyrical Abstraction” Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. June

 

“Above Ground” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. May

 

“Five Beyond the Bridge” Sebastopol Center for the Arts. March

 

“Group Exhibition” Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum, ID. March

2014

“Group Show” Laura Rathe Gallery, Dallas, TX. November

2013

“Alternative Approaches” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. June

2012

“Terroir” Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID. September

 

“Gallery Artists” Elins Eagles Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

“Three Painters” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

 

“Group Exhibition” Elins Eagles Smith Gallery , San Francisco, CA

 

“Three Painters” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA

2011

“Abstraction” Sonoma State University. November

2010

“Secret Drawings” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA June-Sepember

 

“Small Treasures” Elins Eagles Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Feburary

2008

“Womens Work” R B Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA. January REVIEW

2007

“ Steamroller” S.F. Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA. October

2005

“Bloom” Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL. July-September

 

Warnock Fine Arts, Eastside Edition Artists, San Francisco, CA. September 

2004

“Good Vibrations” New Artists from California, Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL. July

2003

“Contemporary Perspectives”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Rosa, CA.

 

“Underfoot” Brasilia BiNational Center, Brasilia, Brazil. Travels to Instuto Cultural Brasileno NorteAmericano, Porte Alegre, Brazil.

2002

“Mystery Ball” Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA. October

 

“Selections” R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA. August

2001 

“Underfoot” Associacao Alumni, Sao Paulo, Brazil. November

 

“A Necessary Beauty” R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA. October

2000

“From Raucous to Refine” Bedford Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA. September

 

“Perches in the Soul” Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.

 

Art Alive 2000, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA. May

 

Five Painters, R. B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA. April 

1999

San Francisco International Art Exhibit, San Francisco, CA.

 

Djerassi Residents Pages Exhibit, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA. August

1998

San Francisco International Art Exhibit, San Francisco, CA.

 

“Illuminated Under White Light” R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA.

1997

“The Artists Craft” Reese Bullen Gallery, Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA. February

1996

Sonoma State University Faculty Exhibit, Rohnert Park, CA. September

1995

Asian Art Museum, Zen Center Auction, San Francisco, CA. October

 

Complex Interaction: 3 Painters, R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June

 

Crocker Art Museum, Annual Invitation Curated by: Jan Dreisbach, Sacramento, CA. June

 

Abstract Contours, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. June

1994

Somar Gallery, Paintings, San Francisco, CA. April

 

R. B. Stevenson, Four Bay Area Painters, La Jolla, CA. March

1993

William Sawyer Gallery, Tribute, San Francisco, CA. December 

1992

In Progress, San Francisco Art Institute, CA. December

 

Abstraction, Four Painters, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. June

 

Why Painting, Curated by: Bill Berkson, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. March

 

Marin Arts Council Grantees, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. January

1991

San Francisco Art Institute Faculty Exhibit, CA. December

1990

New Langton Arts Seventh Annual Christmas Auction. February

1989

Drawing Exhibition, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA. September

1988

Works on Paper, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. November

 

Bay Arts 88, Anne MacDonald, Juror, Belmont, CA. October

 

Introductions, William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. July

 

Sakaide Sister City Exhibit, Sakaide, Japan.

1986 

Chain Reaction, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA.

 

U. A. M. /M. F. A., University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA.

 

Narrative Painting, Twin Palms Gallery, 44 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA. November

© Frances McCormack