Francene Christianson

Education

California State University, Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts, 1981

Francene Christianson’s career in advertising and graphic design included art direction for several creative agencies in New York and Los Angeles, including Ogilvy & Mather and Grey Advertising.  After her commercial career, she returned to fine art. Her figures, landscapes and commissioned works have been shown or sold at Doug Flanders and Associates, The Grand Hand Gallery, Gallery 360, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Hopkins Center for the Arts, The Minnesota State Fair and Art-A-Whirl.  Her paintings have been placed in private collections across the country.


Francene Christianson



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013 We Whizzed Past Twinkling Sun and Lollipop Smiles, Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
2013 Common Ground, The Commons, Excelsior, MN
2011 Traveling Through Passing Views, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2009 Passing Views, Memories of the Road, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN


Selected Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Fluid Forms, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2013 Reflections, Gallery One at TractorWorks, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Stimulus Visual, CorAzon, Minneapolis, MN

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 An Exhibition of New Work by Gallery Artists, Doug Flanders and Associates, Minneapolis, MN
2015 Wintertide: Juried Biennial Exhibit, curated by Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association,
Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN (catalog)
2015 The Art of the Garden, Juried Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2015 15 Years! A Figurative Exhibition, Gallery 360, Minneapolis, MN
2014 Juried Figure Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2014 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2013 Travelogue: 4 Women Artists, A Group Art Exhibition, Gallery One at BMW, Minnetonka, MN
2013 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2012 It's All Relative, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN,
2012 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2011 Members Juried Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2011 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Foot In The Door 4 Show, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Invitational Landscape Exhibit, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2010 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2010 Members Juried Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2009 Minneapolis Foundation Juried Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Minnesota Made, Group Gallery Exhibition, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
2009 Art-A-Whirl, Open Studio Tour, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Art-A-Whirl, WARM Exhibition, Grain Belt Bottling House, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Juried Exhibition, Wilcock Gallery, Excelsior, MN
2008 The Fine Arts Show, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN
2008 Members Juried Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
2007 Members Juried Exhibition, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2007 Members Juried Exhibition, Hopkins Center for the Arts Hopkins, MN


Press, Links, Media

Lake Minnetonka Magazine, January 2017, Christie Denson, http://lakeminnetonkamag.com/meet-artist-francene-christianson

Mary Abbe Review, Star Tribune January 29, 2015  http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/290213861.html

Twin Cities Daily Planet May 19, 2013 http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/patrice/polaroid-moments-post-brady-world

Minnesota Women's Press June 2011 http://eedition.womenspress.com

Lake Minnetonka Magazine, December 2010, Pat O’Brien, “Dream Believer, Francene Christianson paints her past into sharp focus” view pdf

Minnesota Public Radio http://minnesota.publicradio.org

The Grand Hand Gallery http://thegrandhand.com/artists-by-media/paintings/francene-christianson

 

Awards

Honorable Mention, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Student Show, Minnetonka, MN, 2011

Honorable Mention, New Camper, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Members Juried Exhibition, 2010

Best in Show, The Road Trip, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Members Juried Exhibition, 2008

John Caples International Award, 1993

Los Angeles Art Directors Club Award, 1985

Best in the West Award, 1984

New York Art Directors Club Award, 1984

 

 

 

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