Sherie’ Franssen is an American contemporary artist born in Torrance, California, in 1952. She is well known for her abstract art. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, most recently as a part of a group show called Lighting strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists. in Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco.
Sherie’ Franssen received her B.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, in 1999. A human figure is a starting point, which then has the tendency of disappearing in abstractions, at least in her best works. Seeing a Philip Guston exhibition was a turning point in Franssen’s life, as she started painting soon after. She also took several classes in college, and eventually obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.
Figurative elements are also present in Franssen’s work, though not always visible. They serve as a base for each painting, just so they can be destroyed in abstraction. Layers of paint and dancing colors help the artist to express herself, as she turns the everyday images into a world known only to her. The success of Franssen’s work originates in her bold color sense, and also in technique, which can be seen in the relation between brush marks and the dimensions of a canvas. There is something deeply inviting in her art, something that is making the viewers stick around her paintings. They are encouraged to try and decipher meanings of her paintings.
She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.
All images courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery.
|2015||Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2014||The Gorgeous Nothings||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2012||Flesh and Blood||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2011||Entering Abstraction||Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA||Group|
|2011||Heads||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2011||Pet Project||Huntington Beach Art Center, CA||Group|
|2010||Flesh Was the Reason||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2009||Group Show||Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA||Group|
|2008||Driving Into the Ocean||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2008||The Glittering Prize, Outdoor installation collaboration with Mark Dutcher||Huntington Beach Art Center, HB, CA||Group|
|2007||Just An Inch of Ocean||Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA||Solo|
|2007||Sherie Franssen, Claustrophobia||Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA||Solo|
|2006||Satisfaction Is Nothing||Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA||Solo|
|2006||Carl Berg Gallery Group Show||Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA||Group|
|2006||Impressionism||Brea City Gallery, Brea, CA||Group|
|2005||Fresh||Silent Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA||Group|
|2005||Venice Art Walk Auction||Venice, CA||Group|
|2005||Emerging Artist’s 2005||Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA||Group|
|2005||American Gothic – New Talent for the Dark Ages||Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA||Group|
|2005||The OsCene in Contemporary Art and Culture||Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA||Group|
|2005||artLA The New LA Art Fair||The Office-An Art Space, Huntington Beach, CA||Group|
|2004||American Gothic – New Talent for the Dark Ages||Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA||Group|
|2004||The OsCene in Contemporary Art and Culture||Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA||Group|
|2004||San Diego Art Institute International Exhibit||San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA||Group|
|2004||Muckenthaler Biennial Exhibition||Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA||Group|
|2004||Woman Made Exhibit||Long Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CA||Group|
|2003||San Diego Art Institute International Exhibit||San Diego Art Institute||Group|
|2003||Projekt 30 Gallery Group Show||Projekt30.com||Group|
|2003||Square Blue Gallery Group Show||Square Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA||Group|
|2002||Muckenthaler Biennial Exhibition||Muckenthaler Cultural Center Fullerton, CA||Group|
|1998||Insights ’98||University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach Group Show, Long Beach, CA||Group|
|1997||Open Studio, New Paintings||7th Street Produce Market, Los Angeles, CA||Group|
|1997||Long Beach Arts All Southern California Group Show||Long Beach, CA||Group|
|1997||Broken Jaw of Lost Kingdoms||California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA||Group|
|1996||The Gallery Downstairs Group Show||The Gallery Downstairs, Pasadena, CA||Group|
|1995||Group Show||University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach Group Show, Long Beach, CA||Group|