Frances McCormack Biography

Frances McCormack




Painter and collaborative multimedia artist Frances McCormack was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the early 1950s. She received her BA in at the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 1978 and her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. She is currently Professor Emerita at the San Francisco Art Institute. 

2020 - 
"Rooted in Wonder", Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, CA
2019 - “Apparent/Transparent” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla CA
2016 - “Invented Spaces: Paintings by Frances McCormack” Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame CA. October 2016 - January 2017
2016 - “Contemplative Elements: Danae Mattes and Frances McCormack” Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA. 
2014 - “Ever Reluctant” R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
2009 - “Frances McCormack - Recent Paintings” Elin Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2007 - “From the Ground Up” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
2004 - “Adjacent Things Diminish”, R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. “Trintas” Museum of Contemporary Art, Luther Burbank Center, Santa Rosa, CA.
2001 - R. B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA.
2000 - Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA.
1999 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
1998 - Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX. November; R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA.
1997 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
1996 - R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA.
1995 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
1994 - R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June; Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1993 - Shaklee Building, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Suzy Locke.
1992 - Courting the Present, Five Painters, Curated by Anne Meisner, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA.
1991 - William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
1989 - Bank of America, Curated by Bonnie Earl Solari, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 - Southern Exposure, at Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA.

Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
Crocker Museum, Sacramento CA
de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Bank of America, San Francisco CA
Fairmont Hotel. San Jose CA
Sharon Heights Country Club, Palo Alto, CA
Pacific Telephone, San Francisco CA
Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady and Robkin, San Francisco CA