Recent News

 

  • Zaha Hadid Architects has purchased two of my works for the 1000 Museum Residential Tower in Miami.

  • MD Anderson in Houston has purchased 8 of my Mixed Media on Paper works for their private collection.

  • Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut, has purchased 10 of my mixed media on paper works for their permanent collection

  • My site-Specific window installation, "Through a Grass Darkly" was shown in the Mixed Greens Gallery in Chelsea, New York City

  • Awarded First Place for Abstract Art, at the Georgetown, TX State-wide ArtHop Competition

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Francine Funke   
e-mail: francinefunke@comcast.net 
instagram: @francine.funke 
Text/mobile: 203-561-8099

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION:

 

Mixed Greens, Site-Specific Window Installation, Chelsea, New York City

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Installation

Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Foyer Installation

Russell Senate Rotunda, Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

Barbara Braathen Gallery, New York, New Work

Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, Sizzles

Tiffany and Company’s Windows, Fifth Avenue, NY

PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT, “Fire Works”

Stamford Center for the Arts

Bartlett Arboreum, Stamford, CT “Flower Power”

ArtX, Stamford Museum and Nature Center

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

New Texas Talent XXIV, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas

Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX 

The Peoples' Gallery, City Hall, Austin, TX

Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Regional Finalist, Art on First Gallery, Austin, TX

Warden Art Agency, Austin, TX

Georgetown, TX ArtHop State-wide Competition,  First Place, Abstract Art

Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Peter Lawrence Gallery, Kent, CT

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Boundless, New Works in Contemporary Printmaking

University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT. “Blue Skies”

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, “Botanical Dreams and Nightmares”

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, CT.  Biennial Miniature Print Exhibition

Housatonic Musuem, Juried by Bill Arning

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Parrish Museum, Southhampton, NY

Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Art of the Northeast

General Electric Corporation Headquarters, Fairfield, CT “Kaleidoscope”

George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University

Our World Gallery, Stamford, CT

Housatonic Museum, Linier Investigations

Pen and Brush Gallery, NY Curated by Morley Safer

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ, “Rites of Spring”

Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

Phyllis Weil Gallery, New York, “Trace Elements”

Vanderwoude Tanenbaum Gallery, NY “Artists Toys”

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers NY, “Chords and Dischords”

Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT “Forces of Nature”

 

PUBLIC ART AND COMMISSIONS:

 

Rogers Magnet School, Stamford, CT, 32 foot Mural, “Symbols of the Sea”

Publication of Book, “On Fire, Poem and Paintings” .

Art in Public Spaces, Stamford, CT. “Cow Parade”, “Art-O-Mobiles”, “Stamford Safari”, “Reigning Cats and Dogs”,  “Horsin Around”, and “Street Seats”, 2014.

Tully Health Center, Stamford, CT , Permanent Exhibition of 26 works.

Mosaic Corporation, Permanent Foyer Installation

HRG Nightclub, Murals, New Rochelle, NY

Phoenix Insurance Company, Permanent Installation

Mural Painting on Canvas, 3 ft x 7 ft Private Commission , “Mainville Forest”

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

 

Connecticut Post, Edgy Botanicals at Sacred Heart

ARTnews, Review Francine Funke at Barbara Braathen, by Gerritt Henry

ARTnews Review by Kenneth Best

New York Magazine, Feature, Artists’ Toys

The New York Times review “Drama in Nature, Burning Oil Fields” William Zimmer

The New York Times review, “Shades of Nature”, Helen A. Harrison

The Advocate and Greenwich Times, Transformation Rites at the Rich Forum, Lisa Streitfeld]

Times/Mirror Newspapers, “The Fire Next Time”, Carloee Ross

Living in Stamford, City Diary, “On Fire”, Lisa Pierce Breunig

Norwalk Hour, “Fire Walk With Me”, Carolee Ross

Star News, “Exhibition to Heat Up Scottsdale Center for the Arts

Palm Beach Post, “Five Panel Wall-piece Captures Fury”, Gary Schwan

Art Now, Gallery Guide Front Cover

The Stamford Advocate, PMW Gallery Review, Janet Koplos

The New York Times, Through a Glass Brightly, Grace Glueck

 

TELEVISION COVERAGE:

 

Cablevision of Connecticut

Carousel with Jerry Laird

Cable Feed from Russell Senate Rotunda, Interview with Senator Lieberman

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

 

MD Anderson, Houston, TX

Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT

Agnes Gund, President of the Board of Directors, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art

Phoenix Insurance Company Conference Center, Avon, CT

The General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, CT

Prudential Bache Securities, NY

Mr Kent Logan, Los Angeles, CA

Tully Center, Stamford Health Systems, Inc.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Dana Tyler, Channel 2 News Anchor, Stamford, CT

Vertrue Corporation, Norwalk, CT

 

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  “ON FIRE, POEM AND PAINTINGS”

 

Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ill.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Washington, DC

 

EDUCATION:

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Art, Architecture and Planning

Hunter College Graduate School, New York City, Master of Fine Arts Degree