SALLY FRANK PRINTS

 
 

STATEMENT

   
 

The natural world is the main focus of my work. I use traditional as well as contemporary printmaking techniques. My inspiration is drawn from the quiet elegance and simple beauty found uniquely in nature. My images are drawn from glimpses or fleeting impressions as well as close examination of natural environments. As a species, our relationship with nature is in constant flux. It is a force that connects us to the earth and to each other even though our experiences are all unique. Awareness and appreciation of our relationship to the earth and the natural world is key to finding peace and wellbeing.

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