Sally Franks images of the natural world
are reflections of memory, time and space associations and
a deep sense of connection with the earth. She uses traditional
as well as contemporary printmaking techniques to create
images that draw from glimpses as well as close examination
of natural environments.
Sally Franks prints and drawings have
been shown at Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Hammond
Museum, the Audubon Society Center of Greenwich, CT as well
as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT.
Her work was chosen for inclusion in the 2015 Katonah Museum,
Art of the Northeast exhibition by MOMA curator Eva Respini.
Her studio is located 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 Simons Rock College in
Great Barrington, MA and followed that path to earn her
Masters degree in printmaking from CW Post College
in New York. Her prints and drawings have been widely exhibited
in Connecticut, New York and Florida. From 1986 to 1989,
Frank lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she traveled extensively,
photographed and painted her environment. After returning
to the U.S., she exhibited at the Helander Gallery, Armory
Art Center and HB Starr gallery in Palm Beach and West Palm
Beach, Florida. She moved to the Northeast in 1994 and began
to make her prints at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking
in Norwalk, CT, 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. Her work can also
be seen at 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
-- Benjamin Genocchio,
The New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 2007