fran shalom

United States
montclair, NJ
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Shape and color, appeal to my sense of that hazy place where childhood meets adulthood. In my studio I am surrounded by small varied objects gathered over time that inform, insinuate and creep into my paintings in both substance and spirit. The paintings themselves reflect daily life where all these forces come together in moments that linger in the mind. It is these confrontational, relational, whimsical, evocative moments that get translated into playful color and ambiguous shapes on a two-dimensional surface.


Montclair State University, M.F.A. Painting
New York Studio School
San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A. Photography


2006 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2004 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Troyer Fitzpatrick Lassman Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1994 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA


2006 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2006 New Jersey State Museum of Art, Trenton, NJ
2005 Benefit Exhibition for Groundswell Org., Artist's Space, NY
2005 Taboo Curated by Jerry Saltz, Makeready Gallery, Montclair, (2nd Place Award)
2004 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Emerge 2003, Aljira Contemporary Art Center, Newark, NJ, curated by Dominique Nahas
2003 New Jersey Arts Annual, Morris Museum, curated by Willie Cole, Morristown, NJ
2002 White Box Annex, MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY
2002 McKinsey Corporation, Florham, NJ
2001 Art Guys, Mysop Gallery, Houston, TX
1997 Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1990 Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, NY
1990 New York Studio School, New York, NY
1989 Hudson River Museum, New York
1988 Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA


2005 Creative Capitol Strategic Seminar Fellowship
2004 New Jersey Council on the Arts Grant
2003 Artists Talk on Art Panel - Four Artists, curated by Stefan Stux
2003 Art Omi Residency, Ghent, NY
2003 Geraldine Dodge Foundation Fellowship
2002 Emerge 2003 Fellowship Program, sponsored by Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
2002 Fine Arts Graduate Award for Excellence in Painting, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
2002 Anne Chapman Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, NJ
1997 Arts and Humanitites Grant, NEA, Washington, D.C.
1989 Commission for McCann, Erickson Corporation, New York, NY
1989 Top Award, Hudson River Museum Exhibition, NY


2004 Review, Benjamin Gennochhio, New York TImes, Sunday September 12
1992 Review, Vince Alleti, Village Voice
1990 Review, Andy Grundberg, The New York Times


Biblioteque Nationale, Paris France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Erie Museum of Art, PA
Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, NJ

Artworks adopted from this artist:
zappy zingy, zippy
Painting 12 x 12 inches