Francine Tint - Artist in her studio gallery, 2013 - Image courtesy of the artist

Francine Tint

United States 1943

Abstract Art, Painting

Francine Tint
Francine Tint
United States
October 20, 2016
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One of only a handful of old school painters left, Francine Tint is an American abstract expressionist painter who has been active on the scene for decades now. Her impressive canvas works are colorful, layered and evocative of the physicality behind her creative process. This New York-based painter explains her body of work with the following statement: My paintings are emotionally visceral, concentrating on color and motion. Through agitated, flustered, vehement, and even aggressive brushwork, with short, sharp, staccato bursts of color, my art expresses a unique sense of life and energy by utilizing light and surface.

In 2012, museums held a show of love work titled at Black Home, held in 2012
Francine Tint – Conjurer, 2011 – Image via

Road to Abstraction

In order to reach the current level of skill and art understanding, Tint studied at the Pratt Institute in New York, the Brooklyn Museum College. Additionally, she also attended classes at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Manhattan. As Francine was growing up both as a person and as a painter, she was a part of the scene at Kansas City. Here, the young painter developed her hand and met numerous colleagues of the same field, such as Forrest Myers and Brice Marden, as well as the famous critic Clement Greenberg. Since those early days of her career, Tint developed her artistic style and it did not change that much over the years, if even a bit. Her paintings inhabit a variety of scales, from massive, wall-sized canvases to smaller, more intimate works. The smaller paintings feature impasto surfaces that take on an almost sculptural presence, as explained by the painter herself: My small works also bring in a sculptural element, reshaping the canvas through the use of impasto, by having the paint come over the edges. In order to establish her artistic vocabulary, Tint incorporated different techniques, ranging from pouring and dripping to gestural brush marks and intuitive drawing. Physicality is a really important factor of her process – Francine interacts with her materials and surfaces through the use of fluid, intuitive gestures. Tint’s

Francine Tint can be described as an art world veteran who is still pushing the boundaries of the medium with exciting results

In 2013, it's easy to contact any away gallery or museum and see their privacy terms log
Francine Tint – Irish Smoke, 2007 – Image courtesy of the Tint

Francine Tint and the Fuel Behind Her Art

When you analyze her art, it comes as no surprise that Tint’s key influence is Helen Frankenthaler. However, Francine also names the painter Hans Hofmann, the Spanish painter Antoni Tàpies and the American painter and printmaker Jules Olitski as her other sources of inspiration. Big shoes to fill, no doubt, but Tint proved herself to be a worthy name mentioned alongside such greats of art history.

Francine Tint is represented by IdeelArt Gallery.

Francine Tint lives and works in New York City, USA.

Featured image: Francine Tint – Photo of the painter – Image courtesy of the artist
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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Art On PaperGallery Sam, New York, NYGroup
2015Francine TintWalter Wickiser, New York, NYSolo
2015Abstract ExpressionistsDenise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2015You Go Girl! Celebrating Women ArtistsThe Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY.Group
2015Elaine De Kooning, Georgia O’Keefe, Betty ParsonsFrancine Tint.Group
2015Texas ContemporaryGallery Sam, Houston, TXGroup
2015Abstraction AmplifiedEl Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TXGroup
2015Art MRKTGallery Sam, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Art on Paper FairGallery Sam, New York, NYGroup
2014Francine TintGallery Sam, Berkeley, CASolo
2014Art Hamptons International Art FairGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2014Solos RevisitedDenise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY – Pick of the WeekGroup
2014Nation Two At the AlamoSide Show Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2013Crosscurrents: A Treasury Through TimeACA Gallery, New York, NY – RomareGroup
2013Art Hamptons International Art FairGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2013Southampton International Contemporary Art FairACA Gallery, New York, NY – AbstractGroup
2013New AcquisitionsAcademy Art Museum, Easton, MDGroup
2012Absorbed by ColorThe Hecksher Museum of Art, Huntington, NYGroup
2012Art Hamptons International Art FairGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2012artMKTGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2012Winter Salon 2012Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2011Francine TintColorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, PortugalSolo
2011Art Hamptons International Art FairGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2011artMKTGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2011Painters 12 HoursRogue Space, New York, NYGroup
2010Francine TintRVS Fine Art, Southampton, NYSolo
2010Divine Influence, Past and PresentContemporary Abstract Art and African SculptureGroup
2010Art Hamptons International Art FairTria Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2010Art Hamptons International Art FairGallery Sam, Berkeley, CAGroup
2010Award Winning 14 Sculptors from Around the CountryExcalibur Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2010The Heckscher at 90: Then and NowThe Heckcher Museum, Huntington, NYGroup
2010It’s a Wonderful 10thSideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2009Francine TintGallery Merz, Sag Harbor, NYSolo
2009Winter WhiteTria Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2009Edge of AbstractionEl Paso Museum of Art, El PasoGroup
2008Francine TintTria Gallery, New York, NYSolo
2008Group ShowRVS Fine Art, Southampton, NYGroup
2007Francine TintChi Art Center, Westport, CTSolo
2006Amy Simon Fine ArtWestport, CTGroup
2005Francine TintJoyce Towbin Chasan Fine Art, New York, NYSolo
2005Francine TintRVS Fine Art, Southampton, NYSolo
2005UnknownSally French Gallery, Lambertville, PAGroup
2005UnknownSideshow Gallery, Xmas show, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2004Francine TintGallery Merz, Sag Harbor, NYSolo
2003Francine TintGale-Martin Fine Art, New York, NYSolo
2002Three Person ShowGale-Martin Fine Art, New York, NYGroup
2001Francine TintAtelier International, New York, NYSolo
2001Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc.Gallery and Guest Artist for Summer of 2001, New York, NYGroup
1999Francine TintThe National Arts Club, New York, NYSolo
1998Present ModernismTribes Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1997Francine TintHVGO de PAGANO Gallery, (formerly Artopia)Solo
1997SoloMuseo de la Cuidad- Madrid SpainGroup
1996Francine TintMarc Miller Gallery, East Hampton, NYSolo
1996Movements in Modern ArtSouthern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PAGroup
1995Francine TintArtopia Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1995American masters of Watercolor- A 100- Year SurveySouthern Alleghenies Museum of Art, LorettoGroup
1994Francine TintUlysses Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1994Francine TintC.S. Schulte Galleries, Millburn, NJSolo
1994Francine TintRVS Fine Art, Southampton, NYSolo
1987Francine TintShippee Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1986Francine TintGallery Hirondelle, New York, NYSolo
1985Francine TintHaber Theodore Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1985Francine TintHelander Gallery, Palm Beach, FLSolo
1983Francine TintMartha White Gallery, Louisville, KYSolo
1983Francine TintSarah Rentschler Gallery, New York, NYSolo
1983Francine TintSarah Rentschler Gallery, Bridgehampton, NYSolo