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SALLY FRENCH

4321 Palama Street
Kalaheo, Hawaii, 96741
  t: 808.332.7776
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  www.sallyfrench.com
  french@hawaii.rr.com


artist statement

My work concerns the psychic state of change, the space between motivation and hesitation. It’s imbued in the panic going up the back of the neck, the electrical charges to the finger tips, that uncomfortable place... charged but familiar, where imbalance forces the old to roll into the new.


Education

1968-1969   University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
1966-1968 University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
1966-1967   Stephens College, Columbia, MO


Recent Professional Experience

2005Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Instructor: Contemporary Encaustic Painting
Denver School of the Arts, Denver, CO, Visiting Artist: Introduction to Encaustic Painting
Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI, Instructor: Encaustic Collage; Lecturer: slide presentation
Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, HI, Instructor: Encaustic Mixed Media
Collector’s Circle, Balcony Gallery, Kailua, HI, Lecturer: slide presentation of artwork
2004The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Honorarium lecture, graduate painting critiques
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL , Visiting artist, honorarium lecture
Hui No’eau Press, Makawao, HI, Collaborative printmaker (Master Printer: Paul Mallowney), slide presentation; workshop: Solar Printmaking
Honolulu Printmakers, Honolulu, HI, Honorarium lecture: The Non-Art of Marketing Art
Ka’piolani Community College, Honolulu, HI, Instructor: Paper Lithography
2003Print Research Institute of North Texas (P.R.I.N.T.) , Denton, TX, Collaborative Printmaker (Master Printer: Catherine Chauvin)
University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Honorarium Lecture, Visiting Artist
New Orleans Contemporary Center for the Arts, New Orleans, LA, Panelist: Contemporary Art as It Relates to the History of Comics
Maui Arts and Culture Center, Kihei, HI, Juror for Art Maui
2002 Honolulu Pen Women, Honolulu, HI, Lecturer: What and Where to Market Art
Hui No’eau Art Center, Makawao, HI, Honorarium lecture: Slide Presentation of Artwork
2001 Trillium Press, Brisbane, CA Collaborative Printmaker, demonstration/lecture
Patricia Correia Press, Los Angeles, CA, Collaborative Printmaker
2000 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, Instructor: Fun With Transparent Materials
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Teaching Assistant: Reverse Painting on Glass, Judy Jensen


Grants and Selected Awards

2003 (Inaugural) Director’s Choice Award, Artists of Hawaii Exhibit, Honolulu Academy of Arts
2001, 1998/97/96/92/90/89/88/87 Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts Purchase Award
2000 Hawaii SFCA Individual Artist Fellowship Grant in Painting
1998 Letterhead Award for Outstanding Logo Design, Graphis-Letterhead 4, San Francisco, CA
Juror’s Award, Palm Desert Annual Juried Exhibit, Palm Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1995 Western Art Director’s Award for Outstanding Illustration, San Francisco, CA
1994Illustration Award Communication Arts Design Annual
1993Illustration Award Print Design Annual
1991Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LAce) Artist’s Project Grant for Trouble in Paradise Exhibition at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
1990(Inaugural) Cynthia Eyre Prize, Artists of Hawaii Exhibit, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu
Awards in the Visual Arts Nominee, SE Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem, NC
1974 National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant for The Senses Packet: An Environmental Educational Project for Children


Current Memberships

Kauai Society of Artists, Board of Directors, 1995-present, President, 2000-2003
Honolulu Printmakers
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Hawaii State Art Museum Friends
The Contemporary Museum
Honolulu Pen Women
Southern Graphics Council


Corporate and Public Collections

Southern Graphics Council, Athens, GA
Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ
Trillium Press, Brisbane, CA
P.R.I.N.T. Press, Denton,TX
Hui No’eau Press, Makawao, HI
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
The Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI
The Persis Collection, Honolulu, HI
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, HI
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
The City of Honolulu Public Buildings Collection
The First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI


Selected Solo Exhibits

2000 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI, Sally French:SFCA Fellowship in Painting, catalogued
Salon 5 Gallery, Honolulu HI, XXXtreme Sally French, catalogued
1999 Kinipopo Gallery, Wailua, HI Go Blank
1998 Sisu Gallery, Honolulu, HI The John and Sally Show
1993 Sunbird Gallery, Los Altos, CA Sally French
1992 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI Trouble in Paradise: Experiences From Hurricane Iniki, supported by a LAce Grant, catalogued
1990 Hawaii Loa College Gallery, Kailua, HI Sally French: Trouble in Paradise
1989 Kahana Kii Gallery, Koloa, HI Mad Dogs, Flying Beds and Me
1987 Kauai Museum, Lihue, HI Steaming Hot From The Night Kitchen
1983 Kauai Museum, Lihue, HI Study of Three Families
1982 Queen Emma Gallery, Honolulu, HI Tracked!


Selected Group Exhibits

2005 Tarble Art Center, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, Sinister, curated by Chris Kahler
Penland GalleryPenland School of Crafts, Penland,NC, Bone Folder, Brush, Pencil, and Pulp: A Showing of Work by Selected Instructors
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA, Madison National Annual Juried Show
Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu, HI, Summer Time
Linakona Art Center, Honolulu, HI, Honolulu Printmaker’s 77th Annual Exhibition
Davison Arts, Kapaa, Kauai, Dog Days
Balcony Gallery, Kailua, HI, Bad Babies and Three-Eyed Dragons
Hui No’eau Art Center, Makawao, HI, New Prints from Hui No’eau Press
2004 Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX, P.R.I.N.T. Press: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Art House, Austin TX, Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation (traveling)
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, Comic Release...
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ, Comic Release...
Western Washington University Gallery, Bellingham, WA, Comic Release...
Honolulu Academy Art Center at Linakona, Honolulu, HI, Currents 3
Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu, HI, Spirits of the Dead
The Contemporary Museum at Makiki Heights, Honolulu, HI, Selections from the Permanent Collection
The Contemporary Museum at Neimann Marcus, Honolulu, HI, Contempo 2004
John Chisholm Gallery, Honolulu, HI, Woman’s Form in Photography
2003 University of North Texas, Denton, TX, Comic Release...
Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation curated by Barbara Bloemink and Vicky Clark, catalogue
New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation (traveling exhibition) organized by Pamela Auchincloss Projects, NYC
2002 Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA New Ink
Hawaii State Art Museum Inaugural Exhibition, Honolulu, HI
1999 Hui No’eau Cultural Arts Center, Makawao, HI Leading Contemporary Painting in Hawaii
1998 Honolulu Academy of Arts Center at Linakona, Honolulu, HI Currents Three
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI Artists of Hawaii Exhibit (juried)
2003**, 2001, 1998, 1997**,1996,1994,1993,1991**,1990,1988,1983,1981 (**award)
Palm Desert Museum, Palm Springs CA Palm Desert Museum National Juried Exhibit
Hui No’eau Cultural Arts Center, Makawao, HI Shrines: The Sacred Dimension of Ritual
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI Collective Visions 1976-1997
1996 The Contemporary Museum at First Hawaiian Center, Honolulu, HI Artists/Hawaii Inaugural Invitational, catalogue
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI Islanded curated by Thomas Klobe
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI Selections from the Collection of The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, catalogue
1995 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI 2nd Biennial of Hawaii Artists, catalogue
The Contemporary Museum Biennial Traveling Exhibit (inter-isl)
1994 Karl Walburg Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA Sally French, Ron Burns, Julie Didion
1993 Pegge Hopper Gallery, Honolulu HI 2x4 Invitational, curator Hirokai Morinoue
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI Printmakers’ Invitational, catalogue
1991 The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI 30th Anniversary Invitational
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI SFCA 25th Anniversary Exhibit, catalogue
Hui No’eau Cultural Center, Maui, HI Visions of the Volcano, curator Laila Twigge Smith
Gallery EAS, Honolulu, HI Invitational Miniatures
1989 Gallery EAS, Honolulu, HI Neighbor Island Invitational
1988 Leeward Community College, Pearl City, HI SFCA Recent Acquisitions
1987 The State Capitol, Office of the Lt. Governor, Honolulu, HI SFCA Recent Acquisitions
1983 Amfac Plaza Exhibition Space, Honolulu, HI Signs ’83 Invitational
1976 Goodman Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA Goodman Group Show, curator Thomas Krupak


Selected Publications

Sinister, Eastern Illinois University Press, Charleston, IL; Essayed Exhibition Catalogue
New American Paintings, No. 55, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2005
Comic Release: Negotiating an Identity for a New Generation, curated by Vicky A. Clark and Barbara Bloemink, D.A.P. Press, New York in association with The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2003
Pittsburgh Tribune, Pittsburgh Alive, art review: Comic Release by Kurt Shaw, February, 2003
The Fort Worth Arts, Dec 2003, Online art review, Anthony Mariani
New American Paintings, No. 43, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA 2003
Sally French Exhibition catalogue, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; essayed by Lynda Hess, 2000
Artist/Hawaii by Joan Clarke and Diane Dods with art curated by Duane Preable and Thomas Klobe, University of Hawaii Press, 1996
Collective Visions, Celebrating The 33rd Anniversary of The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, edited by Lisa Yoshihara, University of Hawaii Press, 1997
Art/Asia Pacific Quarterly Journal vol 3 no 1 pg 34, Dec.1, 1996 “Exhibition Review” by Marcia Morse
Sally French: Trouble in Paradise, Exhibition catalogue, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; essayed by Marcia Morse, Honolulu Advertiser Art Reviewer, 1992
The Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists Exhibition catalogue essayed by James Jensen, Exhibitions Director of the Contemporary Museum
Artweek vol 22, no. 321, Oct 3, 1991, “News” by Leigh Ann Clifton
The Goodman Artworks ’75 An Anthology of The Goodman Group Art Collective by Thomas Krumpak, San Francisco, CA
Honolulu Advertiser, The Garden Island, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu Weekly, numerous art reviews, interviews and citations, 1980-2004