Update on films_Jonnie in the Lake and Regina B

The studio is happy to  announce updates on Frances’ two videos playing in film festivals, all Official Selections.

Jonnie In the Lake

Hand Drawn Animation
color. TRT: 09:12
A magical experience for 9 year old Jonnie, who travels to an underwater city and meets his new friend Azimer, a former performance artist. This animation is hand drawn and based on an original script by Frances Barth, with voice over by Ron Nakahara and David Asta, and includes video performance by Valerie Charles.



Regina B

TRT: 12:29

A short documentary/portrait of the painter Regina Bogat, who at the age of 84 had her first solo show in New York City, of work from the 1960’s. These paintings had only been seen once at her loft party back in the ‘60’s. A part of the 10th Street art scene, Regina was the only woman artist working in the Bowery Studio building with Mark Rothko, James Brooks, Ray Parker and other Abstract Expressionists. A natural raconteur and independently minded painter, a friend of Ad Reinhardt and Eva Hesse, Regina subsequently married the painter Alfred Jensen and has continuously painted throughout her life. In 2019 there will be a retrospective of her work, and she has recently had multiple exhibitions in New York and Paris.

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Nominated for best International Short Documentary 2018

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Animation in Portoviejo Film Festival

We just were notified that Frances’ hand drawn animation “Jonnie in the Lake”  is an OFFICIAL SELECTION in the Portoviejo Film Festival this June in Ecuador. It has Spanish subtitles and we are thrilled to be part of the festival! A still from “Jonnie” is on the poster below.



In exhibit at Neue House, NYC


Opening ​

April 26, 2018
​On view through September 


NeueHouse ART

NeueHouse presents Jam Session, a group exhibition curated by Ella Marder

Special collaboration with Blum & Poe and Silas von Morisse galleries
Frances Barth

Clarina Bezzola
Elvire Bonduelle
Clara Claus
Matthew Cole
Stephen Dean
Anne Deleporte
Julien Gardair
Hyon Gyon
Julian Hoeber
Daniel Horowitz
Gavin Kenyon
Dave Muller
Miles Pittman
Penny Slinger
Andre Von Morisse
Marjorie Welish
Justin Williams

At the Galleries_review by Karen Wilkin


The fall-winter gallery season was the proverbial embarrassment of riches, at least for those of us who admire paintings and sculptures that are more about the expressive potential of the visible than about readily articulated verbal “concepts.” Exhibitions ranging from inventively recorded perceptions of the world around us to free-wheeling abstractions, from exquisitely refined investigations of painting languages to robust sculptures, from traditionally presented landscapes to aggressively shaped disquisitions on vernacular culture filled the galleries. And that’s not to forget some stunning drawing exhibitions, including a dazzling retrospective of works on paper by a Renaissance giant.


NOVEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 17, 2017              
Opening Saturday November 4, 2017 , 3- 5 PM

Silas von Morisse gallery is very pleased to present FRANCES BARTH, NEW PAINTINGS. The exhibition will feature a selection of new works made by the artist, never seen before and created from 2011 to 2017. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery.


Frances Barth was born in the Bronx, New York, and studied painting and art history at Hunter College, CUNY. She has exhibited her paintings widely in both solo and group exhibitions since the late 1960’s, and her work is represented in numerous public, corporate and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, in NYC, The Dallas Museum of Art, TX, The Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo. Frances showed six of her paintings in the 2015 Venice Biennale at the Palazzo Grimani in “Frontiers Reimagined.”

Early in her career, Frances also performed with Yvonne Rainer and Joan Jonas in New York City in live performance and video/film.
For the past fourteen years she has also been working with animation and video.  “End of the Day, End of the Day” was her first completed animation/video with dialogue (TRT: 09:34) shown as part of the Atlanta Festival of the Moving Image and in New York. In 2016 she finished a new animation with multiple characters and music called “Jonnie in the Lake,” which showed at the New York Short Film Festival and won Best Animated Short, and also at The Sunrise Film Festival in Nova Scotia where it was nominated for Best Short. Frances completed the first video portrait of the painter Regina Bogat in 2013, which was shown at The Marfa International Film Festival in 2014, and the short film “No No Boy” in 2015 which was shown at SVA in NY. Frances has finished a new portrait/documentary video of Regina Bogat called “Regina B” in 2017. She is Director Emeritus of the Mt.Royal School of Art, Maryland Institute.

Her awards include The National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1974 and 1982, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977, the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 1995, two American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase awards in ’99 and ’04, the Anonymous Was a Woman grant in 2006, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2017.

FRANCES BARTH is now represented by Silas von Morisse gallery in New York.



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