Artist Sally Frank: Background
Originally from Chester County, PA, artist Sally Frank studied with Chadds Ford painter Tom Bostelle. She began making prints at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, MA and earned her Master’s degree in printmaking at CW Post College in New York. Frank lived in Sao Paulo, Brazil for 3 years, where she traveled extensively, photographed and painted. After returning to the U.S., her work was exhibited in galleries in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida. Later she moved to the Northeast and began to print at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. Frank served on their Board of Directors for 6 years. She was awarded an “artist in residency” by the Weir Farm Arts Center in Wilton, Connecticut in 2009. Her work has been exhibited at Weir Farm National Historic Site, the Audubon Society Center of Greenwich, CT as well as the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT. Sally Frank’s print, Rush Hour was selected by MOMA curator Eva Respini for inclusion in the December, 2015 Katonah Museum, Art of the Northeast exhibition. Her studio is located in North Salem, New York.
Two woodcuts were recently accepted to the 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition 2017, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT, curated by Freyda Spira, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was also awarded the McClain Purchase Award. The exhibition opens June 4th, 2017 and will remain on view through August 27th.
Her work can also be seen at Olley Court in Ridgefield, CT and 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