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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