SALLY FRANK PRINTS

 
 

STATEMENT

   
 

The natural world is the main focus of my work. I use traditional printmaking techniques including copperplate etching, lithography and monotypes, and newer methods such as solarplate intaglio.

My inspiration comes from the natural elegance and beauty found uniquely in nature. I draw my images from fleeting impressions as well as close examination of forests and trees. I try to make nature more accessible and to point out its profoundness. To notice the quiet beauty of a pasture in the morning light, the coolness of a trail that leads into the woods; the shimmer of sunlight through leaves, and the strength of vines twisting upward into a tree are what remind me of who I am.

Background

Sally Frank’s work been shown at Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Katonah Museum, the Hammond Museum, the Audubon Society Center of Greenwich, CT as well as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. She works out of her studio in North Salem, New York.

Originally from Chester County, PA, Frank studied early on with Chadds Ford artist Tom Bostelle. She began making prints while at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, MA and followed that path to earn her Master’s degree in printmaking from CW Post College in New York. Her prints and drawings have been widely exhibited in Connecticut, New York and Florida. From1986 to1989, Frank lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she traveled extensively, photographed and painted. She then moved to Palm Beach, FL, where she exhibited at the Helander Gallery, Armory Art Center and HB Starr gallery. She moved to the Northeast in 1994 and began to work out of the Center for Contemporary Printmaking and later served on their Board of Directors. In 2009, she was awarded an Artist in Residency by the Weir Farm Arts Center in Wilton, Connecticut.

She is represented by The White Gallery in Lakeville, Connecticut.


"Among [the artists] is Sally Frank, who created a dense, enticing image of a gray winter forest using a solarplate intaglio print process, in which an image is transferred to a printing plate using sunlight or an artificial light source. The print has a rare luminosity and richness of tone."

-- Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 2007

 


 

Sally Frank Printmaker: all images copyright 2007 Sally Frank