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Sherie Franssen /   Sherie’ Franssen

United States 1952

Abstract Art

Sherie Franssen
Sherie’ Franssen
Female
United States
1952
December 16, 2015
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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.

Art by Sherie’ Franssen

Sherie’ Franssen - Dawn in Timbuctoo, 2014 - Pink Wave, 2014
Sherie’ Franssen – Dawn in Timbuctoo, 2014 / Pink Wave, 2014

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.

Art by Sherie’ Franssen

Sherie’ Franssen - Wonderball, 2011 - Mouth Teeth Tattoo, 2012
Sherie’ Franssen – Wonderball, 2011 / Mouth Teeth Tattoo, 2012

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.

Art by Sherie’ Franssen

Sherie’ Franssen - High Water, 2008 - Lovesick, 2010
Sherie’ Franssen – High Water, 2008 / Lovesick, 2010

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Sherie’ Franssen lives and works in Huntington Beach.

All images courtesy of Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Lightning Strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014The Gorgeous NothingsDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Flesh and BloodDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Entering AbstractionRuth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2011HeadsDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Pet ProjectHuntington Beach Art Center, CAGroup
2010Flesh Was the ReasonDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009Group ShowPeter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2008Driving Into the OceanDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2008The Glittering Prize, Outdoor installation collaboration with Mark DutcherHuntington Beach Art Center, HB, CAGroup
2007Just An Inch of OceanHuntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CASolo
2007Sherie Franssen, ClaustrophobiaJancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2006Satisfaction Is NothingDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2006Carl Berg Gallery Group ShowCarl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006ImpressionismBrea City Gallery, Brea, CAGroup
2005FreshSilent Art Auction, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2005Venice Art Walk AuctionVenice, CAGroup
2005Emerging Artist’s 2005Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CAGroup
2005American Gothic – New Talent for the Dark AgesGallery C, Hermosa Beach, CAGroup
2005The OsCene in Contemporary Art and CultureLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2005artLA The New LA Art FairThe Office-An Art Space, Huntington Beach, CAGroup
2004American Gothic – New Talent for the Dark AgesGallery C, Hermosa Beach, CAGroup
2004The OsCene in Contemporary Art and CultureLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2004San Diego Art Institute International ExhibitSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CAGroup
2004Muckenthaler Biennial ExhibitionMuckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CAGroup
2004Woman Made ExhibitLong Beach Arts Gallery, Long Beach, CAGroup
2003San Diego Art Institute International ExhibitSan Diego Art InstituteGroup
2003Projekt 30 Gallery Group ShowProjekt30.comGroup
2003Square Blue Gallery Group ShowSquare Blue Gallery, Costa Mesa, CAGroup
2002Muckenthaler Biennial ExhibitionMuckenthaler Cultural Center Fullerton, CAGroup
1998Insights ’98University Art Museum, California State University Long Beach Group Show, Long Beach, CAGroup
1997Open Studio, New Paintings7th Street Produce Market, Los Angeles, CAGroup
1997Long Beach Arts All Southern California Group ShowLong Beach, CAGroup
1997Broken Jaw of Lost KingdomsCalifornia State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CAGroup
1996The Gallery Downstairs Group ShowThe Gallery Downstairs, Pasadena, CAGroup
1995Group ShowUniversity Art Museum, California State University Long Beach Group Show, Long Beach, CAGroup