Sally Frank’s images of the natural world reflect memories, 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 Frank’s 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 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. 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 of tone.”
— Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times, Sunday, April 29, 2007