G A L L E R Y      BLUM & POE  Los Angeles / New York / Tokyo



E X H I B I T I O N S   2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 8

Françoise Grossen         Late Works at the Blum & Poe Gallery, New York, Nov.3 thru Jan. 6, 2018

Françoise Grossen         Françoise Grossen Selects, a M A D collection Point of View,
                                      at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, Oct.18, 2016 thru March 12, 2017
                                      ROPE BRIDGE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dql-D6JQ1Bc

Inchworm I (1971)           First Light: A Decade of Collecting at ICA
                                      at the ICA in Boston (Massachusetts), Aug.17, 2016 thru Jan.16, 2017 

Contact III (1977)           Françoise Grossen at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, July 2 thru Aug.20, 2016

Cenotaphe (1977)          Tapisseries Nomades, Foundation Toms Pauli-Collections XXe Siecle
                                     Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (Switzerland), March 23 thru June 29, 2016  

Five Rivers (1974)           Revolution in the Making, Abstract Sculpture by Women 1947-2016                                                                                 at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, March 13 thru Sept.4, 2016

U S  ( USA 1969)              The Textile Room, a Swiss textile art collection from 1910 till today                                                                                 at the Museum Bellerive, Zurich (Switzerland), Oct.23, 2015 thru Feb.21, 2016
                                      VIDEO INTERVIEW:  https://vimeo.com/161906999

Francoise Grossen         1st US Survey at the Blum & Poe Gallery, New York, June 4 thru Aug.15, 2015                            

Inchworm I (1971)           Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present at ICA Boston (Massachusetts),                                                                                        Columbus (Ohio), and Des Moines (Iowa) from Oct.1, 2014 thru Aug.2, 2015

Symbiosis 3 (1974)          at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, Sept.23, 2014 thru Feb.8, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/arts/design/what-would-mrs-webb-do-at-the-museum-of-arts-and-design.html?ref=arts&_r=3



S H O R T     B I O G R A P H Y

                1943                   Born in Neuchatel, Switzerland
                1962                   Baccalaureat Scientifique, 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 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
                1969                   Master of Arts, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA and 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
                1976                   Solo exhibitions at the Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland
                                          and The Hadler Galleries in New York City
                1977                   Group exhibition, National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and Tokyo
                1979                   Soft-Art, group exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
                1980 - 2002        Worked and lived in her studio near Almeria in southern Spain
                1987                   Solo exhibition at the Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
                                          XIII Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Lausanne
                2002-2018           Resides and maintains a studio in Chelsea, New York City
                                          VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHa-fgmES6A
                2018                   Moving to Neuchatel, Switzerland



A W A R D S  and  G R A N T S
               UCLA Art Council Awards (1967-1970)
               National Endowment For The Arts (1977)
               Women In Design, International Honor Award (1981)
               American Craft Council Award (2016)

P R O F E S S I O N A L    E X P E R I E N C E
               Began as a textile designer for Jack Lenor Larsen Inc. New York
               Taught arts classes and summer workshops for many years
               Juror for art exhibitions and visiting artist throughout the United States

G R O U P  and  S O L O   E X H I B I T I O N S
               Participated in over a hundred 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 in the Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie in Lausanne, Switzerland

P U B L I C   C O L L E C T I O N S
               Created large scale works for public places, institutions, corporate offices and hotels
               in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Texas, California, and abroad.

M U S E U M    C O L L E C T I O N S
              Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
              State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
              The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
              Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, Washington DC.
              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