Joelle Francht                                                                                                                                Biography Resume Portfolio Contact me: jfrancht@gmail.com

Joelle Francht
Born November 1984, Summit New Jersey, USA
Currently studying and working in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Exhibiting at 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, May 2010
Concentration in Drawing and Painting

Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, May 2007
Major in Honors Studio Art, Minor in Art History, cum laude

Dean’s List: Spring 2004, 2006, 2007
     -Merit Awards received from the Studio art and Art History Department, University of Richmond, 2004/2006

Semester Study Abroad, Bristol University of Florence, Italy, Fall 2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Forthcoming (April 2012)
Frable Gallery, Plant Zero Arts Complex, Richmond, VA.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Summer 2011
Radius 250, Artspace Gallery, PlantZero Arts Complex, Richmond, VA.
* Awarded “Best in Show” and solo exhibition planned for 2012, presented by curator Leigh-Anne Chambers, Executive Director of the Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, Virginia.

March-April 2011
Close Encounters, Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams, MA 01247

July-August 2010
UnBound: A Group Exhibition, Coleman Burke Gallery, 638 West 28th St., New York, NY
*Artist Lecture for The Pennsylvania State University Mid-Atlantic Alumni Chapter, Coleman Burke Gallery, August 19th 2010.

May 2010
Residual Weight, The Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

January-March 2010
Cream: Washington Project for the Arts Annual Art Auction Gala, Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, D.C.

September 2009
When Push Comes to Shove, The Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

July 2009
Prequel, Sara Meltzer Gallery, West 26th Street, New York, NY

February 2009
Too Much Love, The Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Summer 2008
The Human Form, 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2008, 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA

Spring 2007
Radius 250, Artspace Gallery, PlantZero Arts Complex, Richmond, VA.
Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
Freshly Squeezed: 2007 Honors Thesis Exhibition, Plant Zero Arts Complex, Richmond, VA.
Compound Interest, Capitol One Town Center, Richmond, VA.


RESIDENCIES

April- May 2011
Philadelphia Art Hotel, 2010 E. Huntingdon St., Philadelphia, PA, 19125
* Artist Lecture

September 2010
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residencies, 3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck, MI 49453
*Artist Lecture


AWARDS RECEIVED

Spring 2009
Graduate Assistantship
Pennsylvania State University: School of Visual Arts: University Park, PA

Spring 2007     
Research Grant, Undergraduate Research Committee, University of Richmond
The Messenger 2007 Art and Literary Award, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.


PUBLICATIONS

Urge Magazine, Fall 2008
Brick Weekly, July 2008
Urge Magazine, Summer 2008
The Messenger 2007 The University of Richmond Literary and Arts Magazine