Biography

Shingo Francis

Lives and works in New York

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Silent Colors in Moving Light, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2014

Vast and Vivid, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
Transcendence: a deeper sense of color, Yokohama University of Art, Yokohama, Japan

2013

Across the Line: A Voyage Into the Void, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan
Kaleidoscope, Lobby Gallery organized by The Durst Organization and Chashama, NY

2012

New Public Art Installation, 100 Wall Street, NY
Bound for Eternity, The Bogart Salon, NY

2011

Veils: a dialogue with the abyss, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2010

Hoop Art, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA

2009

Bound for Eternity, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA The depth of Silence, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2008

Blue’s Silence: ashes in darkness, hino gallery, Tokyo
Solo Project, ARCO Art fair (Curated by Tsutomu Mizusawa), Madrid, Spain
Blue’s Silence: inner silence, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan
New Horizons, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery at Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC

2006

Exploring the Horizon: a new light, hino gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Blue`s Silence: brighter shade of blue, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2004

Blue’s Silence, hino gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1999

Generations, Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland

1998

Deep in the Dark, Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996

Between the Dark and Light, Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2015

The Xinla Bansho: Forest of Exponentials, Los Angeles, CA
The Joshua Treenial,Joshua Tree, CA
The 20th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artists in New YorkJAA, New York, NY
ParabolaGallery Tominokoji, Kyoto, Japan
Creative in Common Santa Clara University, Santa Clara,CA

2014

Mari Rantanen & Shingo FrancisArtHelix, Brooklyn,NY
A Moment of Time and PlaceNikkei Art Project, Nikkei Newspaper Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan
The Mirror- Hold the Mirror up to NatureNagoya Shoko Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan
Mixed Up!GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan
Rockaway!PS1 MOMA and the Honolulu Biannual, Brooklyn,NY
Placing MemorySmith Andersen North, L.A.
De-install!BankART Hammerhead Studio, Yokohama, Japan

2013

Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
Black and Blue JAUS, L.A
Working it OutThe Painting Center, New York, US
Stronger than Fear is HopeSchmalfuss Berlin Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

2012

The Unseen Relationship: Form and AbstractionKawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Japan
New WorldHahn Spielplatz, Seoul, Korea
Unknown SurfaceAyumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2011

A Space for Eternity Bankart Life III, Shinko Pier, Yokohama, Japan
Art as Expression of Being Checkpoint Ilgen, Berlin, Germany
Places Stephan Stoyonav Gallery, New York, NY
Gateway Japan Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

2010

2010 Elements of Nature Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LI
Mirrors of Continuous Change Taekwang Industries Ltd, Heungkuk Life Building, Seoul, Korea
Ties over time: an exhibition at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Japan Tokyo, Japan
Across Dimensions ISE Cultural Foundation, New York
New 21st Century Exhibit vol. 9 GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2009

Happy Hour!! ISE Cultural Foundation, New York
Threshold Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Tsuzuki Art Project 2009 Yokohama Museum of History, Yokohama, Japan
Double Façade Koganecho Bazaar Community, Yokohama, Japan
On the Shoulders of Davids JAUS, Los Angeles, CA
Archive Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Spin Off Koganecho Area Management Center, Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama Creativecity Center YCC, Yokohama, Japan
Double Façade ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan

2008

Red ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Love to Party Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
To be looked at Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Phillidelphia, PA
daily life ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan

2007

ArtXDance Azamino Civic Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Land[c]scape (curated by Eric Shiner) Onishi Gallery, New York
Four Handed Lift Moti Hasson Gallery, NY
Cabinet of Curious Ties The Lab Gallery, NY
Vitamin W:Wonder Factor City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Shingo Francis X Asae Soya ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
New 21st Century Exhibit GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2006

GENSE Art Exhibition 2006 Zenkyoan Kenninji Temple, Kyoto
Gift, the Store Wacoal Art center, Tokyo
A Message from the Stars 2006 Mizutaki Gallery, Tokyo
Cuatro (curated by Kaon Jeff Baysa) Sumi New York, NY
Chimaera Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

2005

Speak Easy Up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Selected Exhibit Gallery Sennenike , Yokohama, Japan
Field of Now 2005 Gallery Center Bulding, Tokyo, Japan

2004

The Peekskill Project Peekskill, NY
Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Group Show Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA
Fresh Paint:Skeptics Touch Here Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, NY
Spiral Independent Creators festival Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Global Art 2004 Chongro Gallery,Seoul, Korea

2003

4th Annual Winter Auction D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
Take Art Collection Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Global Art 2003 O Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Spiral Independent Creators Festival Spiral, Tokyo, Japan
Red on Red Red Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, Georgia

2001

Open House Exhibition Garner Tullis, NY

2000

Studio Artists Garner Tullis, NY
Millennium Project D5 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999

The Painting Aesthetic Long Fine Art, NY
12 L.A. Artists Coagula Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

1998

Santa Monica Auctions Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art Freeze Simon Shade Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Three from the Hatch Smith Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1997

Selected Artists Hatch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996

Hybernal Venice Studio Art, Venice, CA

1994

Lawrence Ferlinghetti and friends Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993

Alumni Art Exhibit Sam Francis Art Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show Minna Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992

Senior Exhibit Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Curatorial Projects

2014

Mixed Up!GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan

2013

Celestial DomeTrestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Liquid Pop: pop and abstractionKoki Arts, Tokyo, Japan

2008

Red ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama Boogie: under the influence (co-curated with Kaon Jeff Baysa) ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Happy Hour Hatch Art Project, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Boundaries Hatch Art Projects, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
Reject The Hatch, Culver City, CA

Awards

2003

Fumio Nanjo Award (Deputy Director of Mori Museum, Tokyo)

Residencies

2014

Yokohama University of Art at Koganecho Studio, Japan BankART Residency, Japan

2013

BankART Residency, Japan

2012

Marma Berlin Residency, Germany

2010

Governors Island Swing Space, NY

2009

Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA

2006

Art Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY

Selected Collections

Banco de Espana
Ebhard Kornfeld Collection
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Koichi Ushioda Collection
Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Nezu Collection Tokyo
Shinshindo Kyoto

Publications

Francis, Shingo, In and Out of the Void – Selected Works 2004-2014, 2015, Ribun Shuppan
Ilgen, Fre, Artist? The Hypothesis of Bodiness, 2014, pp. 178-180
Funami, Marin, Art: arts & culture created from Yokohama’s unique past and present, Hanako, No.904 August 9th 2007, pp. 66-67
Dan Bischoff, A healthy dose of higher consciousness, The Sunday Ledger, Section Four April 22nd, 2007 p.5
Ogiwara, kyorai, Shingo Francis Exhibition, Mainichi Newspaper, art & culture section, December 6, 2006 p.4
Peter Mcmillan, Blue on Blue: The refined palette of Shingo Francis, Asian Art City, Vol.4 Summer/Autumn issue 2006, pp.31-32
Ozawa, Kesuke, Shingo Francis: Focus New York, Act 4, Vol.4 April-June 2005, pp. 36-37
Yamada, Tatsuya, The interest in Simplicity, ArtTop, Vol.202 Feb.-Mar.2005, pp.32-33
Koichi, Yuko, Shingo Francis, GA-DIEN-IN-SUI-SYA
Mitsuishi, Satoh, Shingo Francis’ Art, Livedoor Blog (Tokyo), 2004, 07.14
Fred Zaugg, Explosiv und implosiv, Bernerwoch (Berne, Switzerland), 1999, 01.14 pp.35-36

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