Frances McCormack Biography

Frances McCormack




Painter and collaborative multimedia artist Frances McCormack was born in Boston, MA, 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, March
2019 - “Apparent/Transparent” RB Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla CA. 2019
2017 - “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. April
2009 - “Frances McCormack - Recent Paintings” Elin Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA. November 
2007 - “From the Ground Up” Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA. July
2004 - “Adjacent Things Diminish”, R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA.; “Trintas” Museum of Contemporary Art at the Luther Burbank Center,        Santa Rosa, CA.
2001 - R. B. Stevenson, San Diego, CA.
2000 - Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA. March
1999 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. November
1998 - Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX. November; R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June
1997 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. October
1996 - R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. September
1995 - Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. November
1994 - R. B. Stevenson, La Jolla, CA. June; Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA. February
1993 - Shaklee Building, San Francisco, CA, Curated by Suzy Locke. August-September
1992 - Courting the Present, Five Painters, Curated by Anne Meisner, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, CA. July
1991 - William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA. May
1989 - Bank of America, Curated by Bonnie Earl Solari, Plaza Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 - Southern Exposure, at Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA. January

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