Frances Barth Bio
Frances Barth was born in the Bronx, New York, and studied painting and art history at Hunter College, CUNY. She has exhibited her paintings widely in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1960’s, and her work is represented in numerous public, corporate and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, in NYC, The Dallas Museum of Art, TX, The Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo. For more information see: http://www.francesbarth.com/resume.php
Her work is represented by Sundaram Tagore Gallery in NYC and Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta. She showed paintings in the 2015 Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Grimani in "Frontiers Reimagined."
Early in her career, Frances also performed with Yvonne Rainer and Joan Jonas in New York City in live performance and video/film.
Her awards include National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1974 and 1982, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977, the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 1995, two American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase awards in ’99 and ’04 and the Anonymous Was a Woman grant in 2006.
For the past ten years she has also been working with animation and video. “End of the Day, End of the Day” was her first completed animation/video with dialogue (TRT: 09:34) shown as part of the Atlanta Festival of the Moving Image and in New York. She is presently at work on a new animation project with multiple characters and music called "The Lake," and had completed the video portrait of the painter Regina Bogat, which was shown at The Marfa International Film Festival in 2014, and the short film "No No Boy" in 2015.
She is Director Emeritus of the Mt.Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute