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b. 1975, South Africa

Frances Goodman Biography

Frances Goodman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1975. Goodman obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2000, and holds a Laureateship from the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten (HISK) in Antwerp, Belgium. She was a recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship for Outstanding Woman Artists in 2014 and took part in The Fountainhead Residency Programme in Miami, USA, in 2015. Frances Goodman presented her debut solo exhibition, Intimate/Inanimate Moments in 2003 at The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

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In 2019 Goodman's works were included as part of the group exhibition, I am... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC, USA as well as Material Insanity at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech, Morocco.

Selected solo exhibitions include: offstage at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018; Spit/Swallow, at Galleri SPECTA, in Copenhagen, Denmark, both in 2018; Beneath Her at Richard Taittinger in New York City, USA in 2017; Degreened at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa; Rapaciously Yours, Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, USA, both in 2016; Let Your Hair Down, curated by Jennie Lamensdorf as part of the (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Programme in New York, USA; Lick It, Walgreens Art Windows, Art Center South Florida, in Miami, USA, all in 2015, and The Sweetest Ride at TM Projects, in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014.

In 2017-2018, SMAC included Goodman's work in various art fair presentations, including The Armory Show in New York City, USA; artmonte-carlo in Monte Carlo, Monaco; the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, and a solo presentation at Dallas Art Fair in 2018.

Frances Goodman's work forms part of numerous significant public and private collections, including the PérezArt Museum, Miami, USA; the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC, USA; Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), in Cape Town, South Africa; and the Matthais & Gervanne Leridon Collection, in Paris, France. Goodman's work was recently acquired by Fondazione Fiera Milano in Milan, Italy and the Missoni Collection in Milan, Italy.

Goodman's work is currently included in Matereality, a group exhibition at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa and was recently included in SMAC Gallery's group presentation at the 2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape town, South Africa.

Text courtesy SMAC Gallery.

Frances Goodman Featured Artworks

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Violet Creamy by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork mixed media
Frances GoodmanViolet Creamy, 2021Hand -Stitched Sequins on Canvas, Foam, MDF
38 x 59 x 7 cm
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Mmmm by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork mixed media
Frances GoodmanMmmm, 2021Hand -Stitched Sequins on Canvas, Foam, Board
63 x 89 x 10.5 cm
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Floral Extravaganza by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork mixed media
Frances GoodmanFloral Extravaganza, 2021Hand-Stitched Sequins on Canvas
173 x 120 x 7 cm
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Dream Big by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork sculpture
Frances GoodmanDream Big, 2021Acrylic Metallic Nails, Silicone, Fiberglass, Batting, Chicken Wire
64 x 140 x 25 cm
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Spring Plush by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Frances GoodmanSpring Plush, 2021Acrylic Nails, Fibreglass, Foam and Silicon
80 x 110 x 130 cm
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Teardrop by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork mixed media
Frances GoodmanTeardrop, 2021Handstitched Sequins on Canvas
123 x 95 x 7 cm
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More is More by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork sculpture
Frances GoodmanMore is More, 2021Foam, Wire, Fiberglass, Acrylic Nails, Silicone
82 x 186 x 45 cm
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Figure Study IV by Frances Goodman contemporary artwork works on paper
Frances GoodmanFigure Study IV, 2020False eyelashes, methyl cellulose, fabriano paper
100 x 71 cm
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Frances Goodman Recent Exhibitions

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SMAC Gallery contemporary art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa SMAC Gallery Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch

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