The art of Francine Funke ranges from large mixed media wall pieces and installations, to acrylic paintings on canvas and paper, to 3-dimensional works on paper—and to her latest Mechanical Botanical Series which utilizes original photography, scans and digital technology to create startling “digital combines”. This work was recently chosen for New Texas Talent XXIV in Dallas, and was featured in a solo site-specific window installation in Mixed Greens Gallery, Chelsea, New York City. Two works from this series will be on view at the People's Gallery in the Austin City Hall, Austin, TX through January 2019.
Her signature pop-up chair sculptures, called “Dimensional Drawings”, were chosen by the legendary, Gene Moore, Director of Tiffany & Company, to be displayed in all five of their windows on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Ms. Funke’s artwork has been exhibited in numerous major museums nationwide.
Her installation, Plumes, traveled to the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the Russell Senate Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where her exhibition was sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut.
She currently lives in the Austin, Texas area.