Francene Christianson (Studio 2W3)

Summer Car 2013
A Sinatra Kind of Afternoon 2013
Sunday on the Porch 2013
Road Trip Revisited 2017
Living Room 2015
Basking In The Baby Blue 2017
Blue Rim of the Valley 2016
Another Dish 2017
Connected 2016
On The Innertube 2017
Swimmer With Bathing Cap 2017
Early Morning Country Road 2017
Passing View_2 2016
Newport Dunes_2 2016
In The Pool 1 2017
In The Pool 2 2017
Icy 2017

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I paint people and places that remind me of special times in my life. While these moments are transitory, painting lets me create a lasting memento of an otherwise passing view.

Francene Christianson graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a B.A. in Art. Her career in advertising and graphic design included art direction for several creative agencies in New York and Los Angeles. After her commercial career, she returned to fine art. Her figures, landscapes and commissioned works can be found in Minnesota at Doug Flanders and Associates, The Grand Hand Gallery, and Minnetonka Center for the Arts. In Dallas, her studio is at The Continental Gin Building. Her paintings have been placed in private collections across the country.


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.

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
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

Rob Aikey (3W2)
Jay Bailey (3E3)
Connie Roschlau Ball (2W8)
Cindy Brewer (3C6)
Teresa Bristol (3C6)
Fannie Brito (2E1)
Julie Brown (2C5)
Francene Christianson (2W3)
Djay Chung (3E1B)
Monica Cowsert (3W8)
Andrea Foley (2W3)
Marianne Gargour (2W1)
Sarah Greenman (3W3)
Andrea Guay (2C6)
Stacie Hernandez (3E2)
Walter Hofheinz (2E2)
Richard Hogan (1W6)
David Hoyt (2C1)
Alison Jardine (1C2)
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Andrew Kochie (3W6)
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Kathy Mackey (2W7)
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Ty Milner (3C5)
Donna Moran (3C6)
Marsha Moser (1C4)
Bob Nunn (1C4)
Carol Pankratz (2E1)
Kaila Parrish (2E2)
Jan Partin (2C3B)
Susan Paulson Clark (3C6)
Kim Petty (3C7)
Tanya Slate (3W4)
Robert Strauss (3C2)
MarySue Foster (2W1)
Michael Sutton (1W5)
Carroll Swenson-Roberts (2C2)
Edith Torres (2E1)
Elizabeth Wilson (2W5)
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