Frances Stark (°1967, Newport Beach, California) is based in Los Angeles, California. She received her MFA from Art Center College of Art and Design (Pasadena, California), and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts (Los Angeles, California).
Through both writing and visual art, Frances Stark addresses the conditions of creative labor, producing candid and affecting work about the nature of artistic practice and the corresponding yet integral banality of the everyday. The artist’s body of work stands as a self-reflexive inquiry into the process of artistic production, and the often-elided demands of daily life.
Recent solo exhibitions were presented at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2010); Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow, 2010); Nottingham Contemporary (Nottingham, England, 2009); Portikus (Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2008); Wiener Secession (Vienna, Austria, 2008); greengrassi (London, England, 2008); FRAC – Bourgogne (Dijon, France, 2007); Artspace (San Antonio, Texas, 2006); and at CRG Gallery (New York City, New York, 2005). Recent group exhibitions include Restless Empathy, Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, Colorado, 2010); The Page, Kimmerich (New York City, New York, 2010); For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there, Museum of Contemporay Art Detroit (Detroit, Michigan, 2010); Picturing the Studio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, 2009); Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, England, 2009); and possibly but not certainly Mark Leckey and Frances Stark, Galerie Daniel Buchholz (Berlin, Germany, 2009); The Space of Words, MUDAM: Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (Luxembourg, 2009); Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York City, New York, 2008); Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, Switzerland, 2008); and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum (New York City, New York, 2008).