Franca Marini
Professor of Drawing, Painting & Installation

Selected One-Person Exhibitions:
2009: 
Universal Language, Queens College Art Center, New York, The Poetics of Transculture, Tara Mathison, curator, catalogue
Urban Lines, Palazzo San Galgano, Siena, Italy. SANGALGANOSQUARE, series of contemporary art exhibitions curated by Massimo Bignardi, chair of Contemporary Art History, Università degli Studi di Siena. Exhibition coordination and presentation text by Esther Biancotti.
2008: Urban Lines, StudioArteFuoriCentro, Rome, Italy. Curator, catalogue: Ivana D'Agostino.
2007: From painting to images, 234 Gallery, Upton Building, Buffalo State College, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA.
2005: Reconstrucciòn en rojo Nuevas Obras, Galerì­a Nacional, San José, Costa Rica. Curator, catalogue: Rolando Castellàn.
2001: Sogno di un nuovo mondo - opere recenti, Museo dell'Antica Grancia, Centro Civico per l'Arte Contemporanea La Grancia, Serre di Rapolano, Italy.
1999: Galleria Tornabuoni, Firenze, Italy.
1996: Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, Italy.
1995: Kafka Gallery, New York, NY, Italy.
1989: Diciannove giovani artisti, Museo Civico, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy. Curator, catalogue: Enrico Crispolti.
1989: Lick, Wilmerding Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1988: Galleria Bastione di Sapia, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy. Curator: Giovanni Pala.

Selected Two and Three-Person Exhibitions:
1998: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1995: 479 Gallery (two-person show), New York, NY, USA.
1994: Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
1992: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1992: Seraphine Gallery, Englewood, NJ, USA.

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2010: TEXT-o-&-figure, Galería Nacional, San José, Costa Rica, Rolando Castellón, curator 
2009: Terracotta in public and private collections, Museo della Terracotta, Petroio (Siena)
2008: Segni/Disegni, StudioArteFuoriCentro, Rome, Italy.
2004: Ad occhi aperti, Studio Hyunnart, Rome, Italy.
2003: Charles Chamot Gallery, Jersey CIty, NJ, USA.
2003: Grabar - Grabando, Galerì­a Nacional, San José, Costa Rica. Curator: Rolando Castellàn.
2000: Galleria Didee Arte Comtemporanea, Siena, Italy.
1999: Galleria Didee Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy.
1998: Stephen Gang Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
1995: All the world in a painting, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA.
1994: Blondies Contemporary Art, New York, NY, USA.
1993: Painting Center, New York, NY, USA.
1993: Seraphine Gallery, Englewood, NJ, USA.
1992: The Columbus Boat Show, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY, USA. Curators: Paul Bridgewater and Laura Kruger.
1992: Rachael Freedman Contemporary Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA.
1991: Yerba Buena Gardens Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. Curator, brochure: Rolando Castellàn.
1990: The Soul, Minus Zero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
1990: Freedom: a personal statement, Grounds For The Arts Gallery, San Geronimo, CA, USA.
1989: Dream Reality, Doma Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
1985: Una nuovissima generazione dell'arte italiana, Fortezza Medicea, Siena, Italy. Curator, brochure: Enrico Crispolti.
1985: Piero della Francesca, il lavoro interpretato, Sala Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Sansepolcro, Italy; Teatro Comunale, Monterchi, Italy; Logge del Vasari, Arezzo, Italy. Curator, catalogue: Mariano Apa.
1984: L'arte del vedere, Palazzo Corsini, Albano Laziale, Italy. Curator, catalogue: Mariano Apa.
1984: La visitazione rivisitata, Biblioteca Comunale "Aldo Palazzeschi", Carmignano, Italy. Curator, catalogue: Mariano Apa.

Sart life

  • Promo Siena Art Institute

  • Student Experiences - Fall 2015 (Michalis Fountedakis, Themis Istatiadis)

  • Angela Dufresne - Visiting Artist, january 2015

  • Brandeis in Siena