Francesca Fuchs

b. 1965, London, England

Francesca Fuchs, Paperweight, 2018
acrylic on canvas over board, 16 x 22-1/4 inches
selected work
artist's website


Francesca Fuchs (born 1965, London, England) received her BFA (BA Hons Fine Arts) from the Wimbeldon School of Art, London, in 1993 and her Meisterschülerin (MFA equivalent) from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1993. Born in London and raised in Tübingen and Münster, Germany, Fuchs makes paintings that look at how we define our sense of place and self drawing on personal references around themes of memory, family, and home. 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 (2018, 2013, 2008, 2003); Core Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (1996-98); and the Hunting Art Prize (2006). Recent solo exhibitions include Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (2018); Lawndale Art Center (2017-2018); the Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX (2015); Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX (2015, 2012); The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois (2013); Texas Gallery, Houston, TX (2013, 2010, 2005); and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2007). Fuchs’s work has been included in national and international group exhibitions at venues including the ICA at MECA, Portland, Maine (2017); Texas Gallery, Houston TX (2016, 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); Arthouse, Austin, TX (2006); University of Texas, San Antonio, TX (2005); New Orleans Museum of Art, LA (2001); Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (2000); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX (2000, 1998); British Council Window Gallery, Prague (1998); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (1996); Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (1992); and the ICA, London, UK (1993). Fuchs’s work is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and numerous private collections. Francesca Fuchs lives and works in Houston, TX.

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