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Becky Franco

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Birthplace
Havana, Cuba

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Website

Schools
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC, 1974, BFA
Queens College (CUNY), 2010, MFA

Tags
pop-culture, photorealism, Interiors, feminism, consumerism, excess, luxurious, bling, pop, realism

Statement

Rebecca (Becky) Franco

www.beckyfranco.com

 

franco.becky1@gmail.com

516 375-8785

 

b. Havana, Cuba

 

EDUCATION

2010        MFA Studio Art, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, New York

1974        BFA Painting, with Honors, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

 

2014-2015   CINTAS Fellowship Finalist in Visual Arts

 

2013            El MUSEO DEL BARRIO, LA BIENAL 2013-‘Here Is Where We

                    Jump’

 

2011            ARTIST RESIDENCY, EXPRESS+LOCAL: NYC AESTHETICS

                    Queens College Art Center, Rosenthal Library, Flushing, New York

        

SOLO SHOWS

 

2013          CHOSEN

                  SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery

                  547 West 27th St., New York

 

2010           LOOK AT ME

                   Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College CUNY, Flushing, New York

 

TWO WOMAN SHOW

 

2012          LUXE

                  TRIA GALLERY, 531 West 25th Street Ground floor suite 5,

                  New York

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2014         CINTAS FELLOWSHIP FINALIST EXHIBITION

                 Miami Dade College’s Museum of Art + Design (MOAD)

 

2013         EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO’S, LA BIENAL 2013, ”Here Is Where

                 We Jump”

                 El MUSEO DEL BARRIO, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York

 

 

2013         CROSSROADS, Molina, Casiano, Trelles, Franco, ARTE INC.,            

                 9 Grand Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut

 

2012         LA PLACITA

                 ISLIP ART MUSEUM, 50 Irish Lane, East Islip, New York 11730

                 An exhibit in conjunction with EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO, QUEENS

                 MUSEUM OF ART and THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM

 

2012         COLLEGE ALUMNI ART + COMMENTARY | 1937—2012

                 75 YEARS OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE, Queens College Art                                                        

                 Center, Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York

 

2012         EVIL EYE: AMULETS, NAZARS & EVIL EYES ARTISTS

                 LOOKING FORWARD, Queens College Art Center, Rosenthal

                 Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York

 

2011         FOLLES D’HIVER

                 SOHO20CHELSEA GALLERY

                 547 West 27th Street, Suite 301, New York

 

2011         EXPRESS+LOCAL: NYC AESTHETICS, Queens College Art

                 Center, Rosenthal Library, Queens College, Flushing, New York

 

2011         CROSSCURRENTS, Curated by Omar Lopez Chaoud

                 NEW YORK STUDIO GALLERY, 154 Stanton Street, New York

 

2009          VERSES FROM THE ABSTRACT, Curated by Herb Tam

                  Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York

 

2009           LATINO VOICES, Group Show, The Port Washington Library,

                  Port Washington, New York

 

2009          TOP SHOW, CUNY Queens College Spring MFA Group Show,

                  Puffin Room, New York

 

2008          RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE, CUNY Queens College MFA Show,   

                  Gallery151, New York

 

2000          GROUP SHOW, The Sid Jacobson JCC Roslyn, New York

 

1974          PRATT INSTITUTE Group Show, Albany State House of

                  Representatives, Albany, New York

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Painting Instructor at Miami Dade College Continuing Education Department, Florida

 

Museum Educator | Docent

Painting Instructor The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University

 

 

Painting Instructor at the Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York

 

 

Independent Art Professional 

 

Billboard Artist

Foster and Kleiser Outdoor Advertising, Long Island City, New York 

Successfully hand painted large billboards with oil paint and brushes to be seen from highways as outdoor advertising bulletins.

 

TEXT

 

2014  Anuncian ganadores de las Becas CINTAS en La Torre de La Libertad

         http://www.elnuevoherald.com/notici... 

 

2013  CURADORES: El Museo’s La Bienal 2013 ”Here is where we jump,”

          CosmoArteTV

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a_S...

 

2013  “Arte Cubano en La Bienal del Museo del Barrio de Nueva York”, DIARIO

           DE CUBA,  

           http://www.diariodecuba.com/cultura...

 

2013   Arte en EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO en NY, CNN Mexico,

           http://mexico.cnn.com/videos/2013/0...

           barrio-en-ny

 

2013   “PREVIEW: Three Emerging Artists Featured in El Museo Del Barrio’s 7th

           Biennial Exhibition,” REMEZCLA, Roz Baron

           http://ny.remezcla.com/2013/latin/p...

           biennial-exhibition-artists/

 

2013   “Arte At The Crossroads”, THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT, Allan 

           Appel

            http://www.newhavenindependent.org/... 

            e_crossroads/

 

2013   New York Arts Magazine Review, Matt Hassel, “Becky Franco: CHOSEN

           at SOHO20”,

           http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=10...

 

2012   “Celebrating Heritage, and Drawing Others In,”  New York Times,

           N.Y./Region

           Arts/Long Island, December 30, 2012, www.NewYorkTimes.com.

 

2011     ARTisSpectrum, “The Chelsea Perspective,” Volume 25, May, 2011,

             Pg.93

 

2011    “Artists to Audience: Express+Local puts 15 artists in Queens,”

             www.greenpointstar.com, February 9, 2011

 

2011    “QC Exhibit asks: Does Home Matter?”  www.queenstribune.com,

             February 3, 2011

 

2011    “Queens College Dips Into Local Expression,”

              http://www.queenstribune.com/leisur..., April 28,2011

 

1991    Tromp L'Oeil At Home, by Karen Chambers, Rizzoli Book, New York,

              New York, Pg. 65,86,133-34

 

1989      Newsday Sunday Home Magazine, “They Revel In Illusions,”  

              September 24,1989

 

1988      Better Homes and Garden, “Artists of Illusion” article, Fall/Winter 1988-

              89, Pg.48-53

 

1988      Country Living Magazine, “New Country Linens,” August 1988, Pg.80-4

 

1987      Metropolitan Home, article, “Venetian,” November 1987, Pg. 133

 

1987      House Beautiful Magazine, commissioned mural, July 1987, Pg.80-1

 

1987      Country Living Magazine, Trompe L’Oeil, ” February 1987, Pg.100-1

 

1986      House Beautiful Magazine, “Tables For Coffee, Etcetera,”

              Commissioned murals, October 1986, Pg.102-107 

 

1986      Metropolitan Home, Cover, September 1986, Pg.87

 

1987      The Today Show, Television

 

1987      Outdoor Advertising Documentary, Television

 

1984      Newsday Sunday Home Magazine, ”The Art of Grand Illusion,” April  

              29, 1984, Pg. 44

 

1983      Advertising Age, “Creating the Giant Boards: A True sign of an Artist,”

              article

 

1983      Media People, “Becky the Billboard Lady,” fall issue, Pg.8.

 

Recent Exhibits

Becky Franco participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 Chosen
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
 
Dec, 2012 La Placita
Islip Art Museum
 
May, 2012 Amulets, Nazars & Evil Eyes: Artists Looking Forward
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/Art_Library/artcenter.html
 
Feb, 2012 L U X E
Tria Gallery
 
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