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Francesca Frahn Koerner, Contemporary art, photography drawing landscape figure

Frahn Koerner’s multi-media artwork [painting, drawing, photography, installation and video] is fueled by individual loss and continuing transformation. Ideas are illuminated by a robust inner spirituality. Her work has recently been described as addressing gender and resilience… resonating with current events.

Writing in the studio and at home has been an essential component throughout her process. Recent works have more overtly incorporated excerpts from her journals; also used are key phrases from the #metoo movement and contemporary politics. A prime example is a piece which includes a selected quote made by U.S. Senator Cory Booker to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford after her testimony during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nominee hearing.

For many years now Koerner has been simultaneously working on a feminist-centered theme along with other paintings that have been more visually abstract, with the content remaining somewhat mysterious in meaning. All of her artwork employs both camera and computer as fundamental creative tools.

Frahn Koerner, is a native New Orleanian and has been making art since she was a child. Koerner holds a BFA from Tulane University and an MFA from the University of New Orleans: majoring in painting with a minor in photography. She has taught at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans.

Koerner spoke at Tulane’s Women Making Waves on "Artistic Expressions of Resiliency.” Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans Museum of Art, Mobile Museum of Art, Lamar University Gallery, Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Wiregrass Museum of Art, Tulane University Carroll Gallery, Galerie Im Andechshof, Taller Duende Art Center, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Loyola University’s Diboll Art Gallery, Montgomery College Rockville Gallery, Space 301, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and the Contemporary Arts Center among others.

Koerner’s work is in the permanent collection of the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Arts Council of New Orleans. She was an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute and Louisiana ArtWorks. Frahn Koerner Studios was chosen as a Satellite Project for International Art Triennial Prospect.2 and Prospect.3+ New Orleans. Koerner’s artwork is collected throughout the USA and Europe.

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