44" x 72"
Oil on canvas
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Frances Hynes received an MA from New York University and a BA from St. John’s University. She studied at the Art Students League in Woodstock, NY and the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy.
The artist has a lengthy exhibition history beginning with the 1974 New Talent Festival, sponsored by eighteen New York galleries to provide venues for unknown artists. Poindexter Gallery participated and introduced her paintings. A solo exhibition at Poindexter Gallery followed. Then there were exhibitions at P.S. 1 and seven solo shows at Terry Dintenfass Gallery. Through the years there have been over thirty solo exhibitions of her paintings. Some of the museum venues include: New Britain Museum of American Art in CT, Springfield Museum of Art in OH, Wright Museum of Art in WI, and a ten year survey at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME. Frances Hynes is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York where she has shown since 1991, and by Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth Maine.
Frances Hynes participated in the National Workspace Program at P.S. 1 in Long Island City, NY. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her painting and the Edwin Palmer prize for painting from the National Academy of Design. She was a resident artist at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and others. And she has served as a visiting artist/professor at: Burren College of Art, County Clare, Ireland; Lahti Institute of Fine Arts, Finland; Memphis College of Art, Central Michigan University and Illinois State University among others.
Her painting is represented in numerous museum and corporate collections including: Brooklyn Museum, NY; Portland Museum of Art, ME; Newark Museum, NJ; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; AT&T, Alliance Capitol Management and Ariel Capitol Management among other collections. A commission was completed for Bellevue Hospital
in New York.
Group exhibitions include three invitationals at the National Academy of Design, New York and two at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. For a number of years her work traveled internationally through the Art in Embassies Program.
Frances Hynes is a founding member of Independent Studios I. This group of artists has maintained a cooperative workspace in Long Island City since 1978. She lives in Bayside, Queens, NY and has taught at LaGuardia Community College since 1998.
The artist states, “Landscape and seascape is the focus and inspiration for my recent work. But the paintings suggest that the line between abstraction and representation is not a clear one and the work exists on the cusp between the two extremes. I work from memory, but for reference take photographs and make brief, loose sketches on site. I hope to express the feel of a place rather than the actual look of it. Light changes and weather conditions are a source of inspiration. Architectural elements are often suggested and the work alludes to animal and human forms as well. A vertical/horizontal structure remains in these paintings, a remnant of the window grid painted in some of the earliest works.”
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013 Frances Hynes: Light of Form, Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2011 Frances Hynes: Meeting Points, Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME
2011 Frances Hynes: Dawn to Dusk – Recent Work, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY
2011 All Kinds of Weather: Recent Watercolors by Frances Hynes, in cooperation with
June Kelly Gallery, Phyllis Stigliano Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 North Light: Recent Paintings, June Kelly Gallery, New York; catalogue
2004 Parting the Air: Recent Paintings, poem by Mark Strand, June Kelly Gallery, New York
2003 Frances Hynes: Thought Charts, Visual Diaries, Suraci Gallery,
Visual Arts Center, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Frances Hynes: Present Past, Past Present, Foreman Gallery, Anderson Center
for the Arts, Yager Museum at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2001 Points Out of Time, poem by Seamus Heaney, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1999 Frances Hynes: Images and Events, (1989-1999, Survey, Paintings and Works
on Paper), The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME; catalogue
The Shape of Time:Paintings and Works on Paper, poem by Rainer Maria Rilke,
June Kelly Gallery, New York
1998 Dawn Chasing Night, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, FL; brochure
Layers of Time, Perkinson Gallery, Kirkland Fine Arts Center,
Millikin University, Decatur, IL
Paintings and Works on Paper, Nese Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY
1997 Songs and Wanderings, New Now Gallery, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT
1996 The Irish Paintings, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University,
Mount Pleasant, MI
1993 Conversations: Recent Paintings, organized by the Springfield Museum of Art, OH
and traveling to the Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI; brochure
Scenes from Life/Layers of Time: Recent Works on Paper, curated by Phyllis Stigliano, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1991 Recent Work, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
Overview: 1985-1991, June Kelly Gallery, New York
1989 Selected Work: 1979-1989, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1988 Frances Hynes/Painter, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
1987 Frances Hynes: Recent Work, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1985 Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1983 Frances Hynes: Recent Work, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1981 Frances Hynes: Recent Paintings, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York
1980 Frances Hynes, Poindexter Gallery, New York
Frances Hynes: Paintings, The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S. 1 Long Island City, NY