Francesca Fuchs: She Lives with Objects

Francesca Fuchs: She Lives with Objects

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Born in London and raised in Tübingen and Münster, Germany, Fuchs completed a BFA at London’s Wimbledon School of Art and finished her postgraduate work under Tony Cragg at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1995. In 1996, the artist moved to Houston for a two-year residency with the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, and she has remained in Houston since that time. She is the recipient of numerous awards, residencies, and fellowships including the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH (2017); Artadia Award (2012, 2006); Individual Artist Grants through the Houston Arts Alliance (2013, 2008, 2003); Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art (1996-98); and the Hunting Art Prize (2006). In 1997 Fuchs began teaching at the Glassell School of Art, and from 1998-99 served as the curatorial assistant at Rice University Art Gallery. In 2006 she was appointed Department Head for Painting at the Glassell School of Art.

Over the years, Fuchs has had solo exhibits locally, nationally, and internationally at venues including Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (Upcoming – September 2018); Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX (2015, 1999); Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX (2015, 2012); The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois (2013); Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (2013, 2010, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1997); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2007); Fayerweather Gallery at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2004); and DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (1998). Recently, the artist completed a large-scale mural project at Lawndale Art Center, transforming the organization's blank north wall into the illusion of a cathedral interior, in conversation with the building's iconic Art Deco façade. Fuchs’s work is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and numerous private collections locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Fuchs has been included in several important national and international group exhibitions at venues including the ICA at MECA, Portland, Maine (2017); Texas Gallery, Houston TX (2013, 2010); Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX (2014, 2001); McClain Gallery, Houston, TX (2012); Lisa Cooley, New York, NY (2010); Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2010, 2000); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2008, 1997); Diverseworks, Houston, TX (2007, 2005, 1999); Arthouse, Austin, TX (2006, 1997); University of Texas, San Antonio, TX (2005); Dallas Contemporary Arts Center, TX (2005); Contemporary Arts Museum, South Florida, Tampa (2002); New Orleans Museum of Art, LA (2001); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2000); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2000, 1998); Arlington Museum of Art, TX (1998); British Council Window Gallery, Prague (1998); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (1996); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (1992-93); and the ICA, London, UK (1992-93).

Fuchs has curated several exhibitions which include The Chickie Brown Painting Sale, Bill’s Junk, Houston, TX (2018); Chickie Brown: I called the zoo but the lion was busy, Art League Houston, TX (2017); Morris Chackas: Still Lives 1973 - 1982, Optical Project, Houston, TX (2009); Dark Light, Uta Kögelsberger, Glassell Project Space, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (2005); and Fish & Chips, New British Art, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (1997).

Fuchs’s work has been written about in publications including The New York Times, ArtForum, Art in America, Art Ltd., Artlies, Artpapers, Houston Chronicle, Arts and Culture Texas, Houston Press, as well on online platforms such as Huffingtonpost.com, glasstire.com and Artforum.com.

Fuchs lives in Houston and is represented by Inman Gallery, Houston, and Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas.

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