EXHIBITION DATES: August 10 - September 10, 2017
Born in Australia in 1971, Fran O'Neill currently lives in Newcastle, NSW and New York City. Following her debut at the Liman Studio Gallery, Palm Beach, FL in 2005, O'Neill has had an extensive exhibition history with international representation at John Davis Gallery, Hudson NY, Mars Gallery, Bushwick NYC, David & Schweitzer, Brooklyn, NY with paintings in the permanent collections of museums including MoCA Jacksonville.
O'Neill is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Shaw Award and Acker Award - San Francisco division, and was recently included in an exhibition at MoCA surveying the work of important female abstractionists from their permanent collection together with Helen Frankenthaler & Joan Mitchell.
TWFINEART is presenting O'Neill's most current body of work created during 2016 & 2017 in her Newcastle studio, where she continues to explore colour, scale and gesture, using her body as her 'brush'. O'Neill describes her process as "organic, intuitive, and improvisational, not necessarily seeking to recreate what [she] has seen, but more the emotional and physical experience of seeing".