Sherie' Franssen

Sherié Franssen

Sherié Franssen (2019) Essay by Kenneth Baker. Catalogue featuring Sherié Franssen's recent paintings, printed on the occasion of her seventh solo exhibition at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery, October 3-November 2, 2019.… read more

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Sherie' Franssen


In the spring of 2011, Peter Selz—former curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, founding director at the Berkeley Art Museum, and professor emeritus at University of California, Berkeley—curated the exhibition HEADS at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery. Featuring the art of Irving Petlin, Lucian Freud, Ann Gale, Edwige Fouvry, Alex Kanevsky, Sherie’ Franssen, Jim Morphesis, Patrick Graham, Gottfried Helnwein, Nathan Oliveira, and Stephen De Staebler, HEADS presents a fresh take on a well-worn theme by sidelining portraiture in favor of "the living and dead, portrait and mask, individual and symbol."… read more

Sherie' Franssen

Sherie Franssen: Driving Into the Ocean

As an accomplished abstractionist whose saturated gestures swirl across her paintings’ surfaces with great athleticism, it is therefore surprising to learn that, within these very same paintings, it’s the presence of the figure that poses one of Franssen’s greatest challenges. Though she does not paint figures outright, figural elements act as catalysts that enliven her work with an important suggestiveness.… read more