BORN:                      Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia

LIVES & WORKS:    Brooklyn, New York

 

EDUCATION:               

2012                        MFA – Brooklyn College

2001                        Certificate - New York Studio School (NYSS)

1997                        Post Grad - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

1994                        BFA - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

AWARDS:             

2013                        Acker Award – San Francisco division   

2010 – 11                 Shaw Award, Brooklyn College

2007                       Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

2000                       Hohenberg Travel award, NYSS

2000                       Rosalyn Edwards Scholarship, Pen & Brush Inc., New York,

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017                      Next Move, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia

                             Exuberance, BMG ART, Adelaide, Australia

                             The Stage @ The Emporium, via RENEW Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

                             Moving Through, Hathaway Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

                              Abstraction, Sublime Gallery @ DeLo, Jacksonville, FL

                              Sensing Place, David & Schweitzer, Brooklyn, NY

2016                       Magical Thinking, CUAC, Salt Lake City, UT

                               Fran O'Neill, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2015                        Annex Space, Greenwich Art Society, CT

                               Steel Plant, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

                                Painting Her Way Home, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014                        Art Around the Park, Morristown, NJ

2013                        Sussex Coast College, Hastings, England, UK

2012                        New York Studio School, NY, NY

2011                         Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, Maine

                                Scared Chow Gallery, NY, NY

2009                       John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2007                       Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME  

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:     

2017                   The Other Side of Things: Women of Abstraction, Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

                           POP UP - Nic Graham Interiors, Sydney, Australia

                            Translucent, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

                            Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY

                             Flat Files, David & Schweitzer, Brooklyn, NY

2016                    Christmas Show, BMG Art, Adelaide, Australia

                             Sensing Place, Newburgh, NY

                             A Cup of Sugar, Lorimoto, Bushwick, NY

                             Confronting the Canvas, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, Jacksonville, FL

                             An Occasional Dream, Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY

                             All Tomorrows Parties, Hathaway David, Atlanta, GA

                             Drishti - A Concentrated Gaze, 1280 Avenue of the Americas, New York , NY

                             Sideshow on Mars, Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY

2015                      Wanderer, Pluspace, Coventry at Angelika Studios, High Wycombe, England

                             Checkered History: The Grid in Art & Life, Outpost, Bushwick, NY

                             Paintings in Trees, The People's Garden, Bushwick, NY

                             Eating Painting, 308 at 156 Project Art Space, New York, NY

                             Thrice Legendary, or Forever Thens, Centotto, Bushwick, NY

                             Pure Paint for NOW People, Weber University, UT

                             Family Ties, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

                             A Weekend at the Old Gem, 695 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

                             New Work City, Momenta Art, curated by Julie Torres, Brooklyn, NY

2014                     21st Anniversary Exhibition, Painting Center, NY

                             Aggregate: Six, Long Island City, NY

                             Form and Fracture, Paul W Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook University, NY

                              City as Subject, Bethune Gallery, NY; Curated by Xico Greenwald

                              Second Family, 2 Rivington, NY; Curated by Julie Torres

                              Family Style, formerly Pocket Utopia, NY; Curated by Julie Torres

                              Never Mind the Bollock’s; Summer Invitational - Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY

                               Indexical Mark, Life on Mars, Bushwick, NY

                               Painting Invitational - Paducah School of Art and Design, Paducah, KY

2013                        Scale, Life on Mars Gallery, Bushwick, NY

                               Grand Haven Art Walk - Grand Haven, MI

                               Art Prize - Grand Rapids, MI

                               Flight from Nature, National Arts Club, NY, NY

                               Aquarelle, Dickson State University Gallery, ND  

2012                       First Street Gallery, MFA Summer Show, NY

                               Gary Snyder Project Space; Brooklyn College MFA Exhibit – NY

                               Wet Paint, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

2011                        Cluster Bomb, Bowery Poetry Club, NY

                               Double Spaced - Brooklyn College

                               Charles Lahati Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                               John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2009                      Four heads, Governor’s Island, NY

                               Perimeter Gallery, Belfast Maine

2007                      Painting in New York, 46 Warren St, NY, NY

                               Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, Maine

                                John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006                       Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

2005                        Liman Studio Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

 

VIDEOS:

2015, March       Gorky’s Granddaughter - http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2015/03/fran-oneill-march-2015.html

 

REVIEWS:

David Cohen, Art Critical: http://www.artcritical.com/2017/01/31/fran-oneill-david-schweitzer/

Karen Wilkin, Hudson Review, Vol LXIX, NO.3 - Autumn 2016, pages 477-8

EU Jacksonville - Erin Thursby, July 24, 2016: http://eujacksonville.com/2016/07/24/color-me-abstract-confronting-the-canvas-at-moca-jacksonville/

The Florida Times Union, Charlie Patton, June 10, 2016: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2016-06-10/story/mocas-confronting-canvas-presents-work-six-contemporary-women

MOCA Jacksonville: http://mocajacksonville.unf.edu/blog/Fran-O-Neill-never-planned-to-be-an-abstract-painter/ 

MOCA Jacksonville: https://mocajacksonville.unf.edu/exhibitions/featured/Confronting-the-Canvas/  

Karen Wilkin, Hudson Review, Vol LXVIII, NO.1 - Spring 2015, pages 105-6

New Criterion - Gallery Chronicle: James Panero; New Criterion, February 2015: http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Gallery-chronicle-8086 

Art Critical - In Hot Pursuit: Fran O’Neill at The New York Studio School, Jonathon Goodman, 28 September, 2012: http://www.artcritical.com/2012/09/28/fran-oneill/

Too Much Art; Mario Naves, September 2012: http://mnaves.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/fran-oneill-at-the-new-york-studio-school/

Art Slant; A Sacred Legacy, Nancy Jones – May 31, 2010: http://www.artslant.com/mia/articles/show/16730

Art Critical, David Cohen, April 10, 2009: http://www.artcritical.com/2009/04/10/fran-oneil-at-john-davis-gallery/

Hudson Review: Karen Wilkin, http://hudsonreview.com/new/issues/?c=summer-2011-vol-lxiv-no-2

 

BLOGS:

https://thenewschoolart.org/blog/featured-artist-may-2015-fran-oneill/

https://gallerytravels.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/fran-oneill-studio-visit.html

http://www.painters-table.com/blog/eating-painting

http://structureandimagery.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-indexical-mark-life-on-mars_23.html

http://kioskderdemokratie.blogspot.de/2015/04/shimmer-fran-oneill-usa.html

http://tnsoart.com/featured-artist-may-2015-fran-oneill/

 

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/WEB:

ArtSlant – interview with Nancy Jones: http://www.artslant.com/mia/articles/show/16730

Verdad Magaznine:         http://www.verdadmagazine.org/vol12/gallery/oneill.html

Artcritical:                         http://www.artcritical.com/listing/fran-oneill/

Joshua Abelow:               http://joshuaabelow.blogspot.com/2011/08/fran-oneill.html

Painting in NY:                  http://www.paintinginny.com/Fourth

Repetti Studio:                  http://artcards.cc/newyork/show/37384-Grounded-Repetti-Studios

John Davis:                       http://www.johndavisgallery.blogspot.com/

Nathan Abels:                    

http://nathanabels.blogspot.com/2009/08/cate-blanchett-wearing-alexander.html

Brooklyn College:             

http://brooklyncollegemfa.wordpress.com/mfa-program/2010-2012/fran-oneill/

http://brooklyncollegemfa.wordpress.com/2011/12/01/double-spaced/

Joan Mitchell Foundation:

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/artist-programs/artist-grants/painter-sculptors/2007

NYC Art Now:

http://www.nycartnow.com/post/20364384042/grounded-five-abstract-painters-at-repetti