About

BIOCONTACT
Artist Statement

Francis is a visual designer and creative strategist currently residing in Gilbert, Arizona. Influenced by urban and pop art, he creates a study of abstract color theory within his paintings—calling himself a Dream State Painter in the process.

It is the moments when waking life turn lucid, where only pure emotion exists, that Francis is attempting to capture though his minimalistic layered shape designs. Having grown up on the East End of Long Island New York, Francis was witness to the playground where many American Pop and Abstract Artists once called home. This played a vital role in helping to shape his desire to tap into the viewer’s emotional language through color and shape.

After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech, Francis moved to the California Bay Area to attend graduate school for advertising and was immediately inspired by its culture and landscape. He is currently beginning a new chapter in The Valley of The Sun in Phoenix, Arizona and is already influenced by its unique landscape. 

Gallery Representation

Awards & Publications

  • Prisma Art Prize, 5th Edition Finalist, Rome Italy, Learn More
  • ArtAscent, V44 Abstract August 20, Selected Distinguished Artist, Learn More

Exhibitions

  • GVAL Members Show 2019, HD South Gallery, Gilbert AZ, Oct 26-Dec 5 2019, Learn More
  • Little By Little 2019, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Nov 16-Dec 28 2019, Learn More
  • Landscapes 2020, J. Mane Gallery, Online, April-May 2020, Learn More
  • Art In Isolation, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, May-June 2020, Learn More

Active Memberships

  • Gilbert Visual Art League
  • Arizona Artists Guild

Get In Touch

Use the form to the right to send me a message. I am currently seeking gallery representation for anywhere in North America, and lead time for commissioned custom artwork is currently 2-3 months.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

-Francis

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About

BIOCONTACT
Artist Statement

Francis is a visual designer and creative strategist currently residing in Gilbert, Arizona. Influenced by urban art, modern pop, and abstract expressionism, he creates a study of abstract color theory within his painting, calling himself a Dream State Painter in the process.

It is the moments when waking life turn lucid, where only pure emotion exists, that Francis is attempting to capture though his minimalistic layered shape designs. Having grown up on the East End of Long Island New York, Francis was witness to the playground where many American Pop and Abstract Artists once called home. This played a vital role in helping to shape his desire to tap into the viewer’s emotional language through color and shape.

After receiving a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Tech, Francis moved to the California Bay Area to attend graduate school for advertising and was immediately inspired by its culture and landscape. He is currently beginning a new chapter in The Valley of The Sun in Phoenix, Arizona and is already influenced by its unique landscape. 

Gallery Representation

Awards & Publications

  • Prisma Art Prize, 5th Edition Finalist, Rome Italy, Learn More
  • ArtAscent, V44 Abstract August 20, Selected Distinguished Artist, Learn More

Exhibitions

  • GVAL Members Show 2019, HD South Gallery, Gilbert AZ, Oct 26-Dec 5 2019, Learn More
  • Little By Little 2019, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Nov 16-Dec 28 2019, Learn More
  • Landscapes 2020, J. Mane Gallery, Online, April-May 2020, Learn More
  • Art In Isolation, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, May-June 2020, Learn More

Active Memberships

  • Gilbert Visual Art League
  • Arizona Artists Guild

Get In Touch

Use the form below to send me a message. I am currently seeking gallery representation for anywhere in North America, and lead time for commissioned custom artwork is currently 2-3 months.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

-Francis

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