Françoise Grossen

1943              Born in Neuchatel, Switzerland
1962              Baccalaureat Scientifque, Neuchatel, Switzerland
1962-1963     School of Architecture, Polytechnical University, Lausanne, Switzerland
1963-1967     School of Arts & Crafts (textile design major), Basel, Switzerland
                     Traveled throughout western and northern Africa
1967-1969     Graduate work with Professor Bernard Kester, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1969              Master of Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
                     Moved to New York City
                     First group exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1969-1977     IV-VIII Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne, Switzerland
1980-2002     Worked and lived in her studio near Almeria in southern Spain
1983              Received American citizenship
1987              Solo exhibit at the Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
                     XIII Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne
since 2002     Resides and maintains a studio in New York City

UCLA Art Council Awards (1967-1970)
National Endowment For The Arts (1977)
Women In Design International Honor Award (1981)

Began as a textile designer for Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc., New York, NY
Taught arts classes and summer workshops for many years
Was a juror for art exhibitions and visiting artist throughout the United States

Created large scale works for public places, institutions, banks, and hotels
in New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Texas, California, and
abroad in Canada, Europe, and Saudi Arabia

Participated in over seventy five national and international group and solo exhibitions
including the 1969 exhibition, Wall Hangings, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York
and six times at the Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie in Lausanne, Switzerland

State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Musee d’Art et d’Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Art, RISD, Providence, RI
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY