Becky Franco

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Rebecca (Becky) Franco

 

franco.becky1@gmail.com

516 375-8785

www.beckyfranco.com

 

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

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

 

ART TALKS

2016            ART ROUNDTABLE: BECKY FRANCO

                 Public Hyperrealism to Intimate Reality

                 NSU ART MUSEUM-Fort Lauderdale, Florida

        

SOLO SHOWS

2013        CHOSEN

                SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery

                547 West 27th St., New York, New York 10001

 

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, New York

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2015        LAST EXIT: PAINTING 

                Audrey Love Gallery – BAKEHOUSE Art Complex

                561 NW 32nd St, Miami, Florida

 

2014        CINTAS FELLOWSHIP FINALIST EXHIBITION

                Museum of Art + Design (MOAD), Miami, Florida

 

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

                We Jump”

                El MUSEO, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 100029

 

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

                19 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513

 

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, 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, 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, New York

 

2008        RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE, CUNY Queens College MFA Show,   

                Gallery151, New York, 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

Painting Instructor at NSU Museum of Art / Fort Lauderdale

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

 

Museum Educator | Docent

The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

Nova Southeastern University

 

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

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

            CosmoArteTV

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

 

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

           CUBA,  

           http://www.diariodecuba.com/cultura/1370883279_3683.html

 

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

           http://mexico.cnn.com/videos/2013/06/25/arte-latino-en-el-museo-del-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/preview-el-museo-del-barrios-7th-

            biennial-exhibition-artists/

 

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

            http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/arte_at_the_cros

            sroads/

 

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

           SOHO20”,

           http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=10121

 

2013   “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/leisure/Leisure, 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 LOeil, 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.

 

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