Fran Forman's photo paintings have been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally. She creates images out of fragments of her original photographs, captured during extensive travels. Fran has participated in numerous group shows and mounted solo exhibitions at: The Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England; The Massachusetts State House (The Griffin Museum of Photography); Pucker Gallery, Boston; and Photo/Grafica, San Miguel de Allende. Fran has won significant multiple awards and prizes; in 2018 she was awarded second prize from the International Photo Gala Awards, with her series In the Shadows of Life, to be exhibited in Barcelona. Her works are in many private collections, as well the permanent collections of: The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC); the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Grace Museum (Texas); the Sunnhordland Museum (Norway); and the County Down Museum (Northern Ireland). She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis and teaches photographic collage internationally. Fran studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. Fran makes her home in the Boston area and on Cape Cod, where history and light inspire her art-making each day.
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