RESUME

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born in New Orleans, LA

Lives and works in New Orleans, LA

 

EDUCATION

University of New Orleans, Master of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA 1997

Tulane University, Newcomb College, Bachelor of Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Second Story Gallery, 30 New Orleans Artists, New Orleans, LA

Studio Waveland, Vibrense, Waveland, Ms

Survivor Story Showcase, Curated by Lauren Hind, Hosted by New Orleans Family Justice

  Center, Café Istanbul, New Orleans, LA

2017

Expedition Christmas Flood 1717, 16 International artists on the power of water,

   Vestiges: Trinitas group from New Orleans, Pieterburen, Netherlands

New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation, RESPONSE 2017-Artists in The Park, New Orleans, LA

#Nasty Women Everywhere, Artistic rebellion  for women’s rights, online group show

Boyd Satellite, megalomania three. the legend continues, New Orleans, LA

 

2016

University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, the scales fell from her eyes, Solo Show, New Orleans, LA

Contemporary Arts Center, A Building With A View”: Experiments in Anarchitecture, New Orleans, LA

Montgomery College Rockville Gallery, Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Year Later, Rockville, MD

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 20th Annual Miniature Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

Marigny Opera House, Mystery Sonatas, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Art Center, La Femme, New Orleans, LA

 

2015

Montgomery College Gallery, Surviving the Storm: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later,

     Takoma Park, MD

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Miniature Exhibition 2015, New

     Orleans, LA

Boyd Satellite, Megalomania three, the legend continues, New Orleans, LA

 

2014 – 2015

New Orleans Museum of Art, Reparation: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans P.3+

    Prospect 3. Satellite Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

P.3+ Prospect 3. Satellite Exhibition, Frahn Koerner Studio, Solo Show, New Orleans, LA

urban sidewalk installation space - US/IS, VESTIGES/trinitas, P.3+, New Orleans, LA

 

2014

Arts Council of New Orleans, City of New Orleans Percent for Art Permanent Collection, New

     Orleans, LA

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Annual Miniature Exhibition 2014, New Orleans, LA

Boyd Satellite, megalomania two. the legend continues, New Orleans, LA

 

2012

Antenna Gallery, Everything All at Once, Orleans, LA

Contemporary Arts Center,  NOLA NOW, Part II, Landscapes, Seascapes & Cityscapes, New

    Orleans, LA

urban sidewalk installation space - US/IS, VESTIGES/trinitas, New Orleans, LA

Billboard Art Project, Color Shift, Atlanta, GA

 

2011 - 2012

Prospect.2 Satellite Exhibition, Frahn Koerner Studio, Open Studio with Guest artist Mary Jane

    Parker, New Orleans, LA  2011-2012  

 

2011       

Billboard Art Project, San Bernardino, CA

Rebecca Bryan Gallery Coastal Carolina University, VESTIGES/trinitas, Conway, SC

 

2010

Wiregrass Museum of Art, 2010 Biennial Exhibition, Dothan, AL

Tulane University Carroll Gallery, Adjuncts +1, New Orleans, LA

 

2009

Contemporary Arts Center, Postcards from CAC, New Orleans, LA

UNO St. Claude Gallery, HxWxD: Thirty Years of MFA at UNO, New Orleans, LA

Prospect.1 Biennial Satellite Exhibition, The St. Claude Collective, 2008-2009, New Orleans, LA

2008

Taller Duende Art Center, 1st Annual ARTVOICES Group Exhibition, Miami, FL

Prospect.1 Biennial Satellite Exhibition, The St. Claude Collective, 2008-2009, New Orleans, LA

Arts Council of New Orleans & Synovate, Forty from New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

The Apostolic Project, Collaborative Installation, 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA

 

2007

Acadiana Center for the Arts, Southern Open 2007, Lafayette, LA

Loyola University Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Painting Lines: Contemporary Abstract Painting, New Orleans, LA

 

2006

L'art Noir, Intersection, New Orleans ByWater, LA

The Brooklyn Lyceum, SURGE: New Orleans on High Ground, Brooklyn, NY

Space 301, Color, Mobile, AL

Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, CO

Santa Fe Art Institute, 2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico

AW/OB Hapeville Gallery, New Orleans Artists in Exile, Jonathan Ferrara curator, GA

Carroll Gallery Tulane University, Persephone’s Spring: Return from Exile, New Orleans, LA

 

2005

Contemporary Arts Center, Postcards to the CAC, New Orleans, LA

Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, Fourth Annual State Home Showcase of Art, 2004-2005, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2004

Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, Fourth Annual State Home Showcase of Art, 2004-2005, Baton Rouge, LA

Galerie Im Andechshof, Artist Exchange, Innsbruck, Austria

Contemporary Arts Center, Postcards to the CAC, New Orleans, LA

 

2003

Contemporary Arts Center, Sweet Arts Ball, New Orleans, LA

 

2002

Contemporary Arts Center, Digital Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

 

2001

Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea; Fortezza de Basso, Citta’ di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Black and white Show, New Orleans, LA

 

2000

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Symbolic Abstraction, New Paintings, Solo Show, New Orleans, LA

New Orleans Museum of Art, Art in Bloom, New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, No Dead Artists, New Orleans, LA

 

1999

Mobile Museum of Art, Southeastern Triennial, Mobile, AL

Contemporary Arts Center, Painting, Sculpture and Poetry, New Orleans, LA

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, No Dead Artists, New Orleans, LA

 

1998

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Paintings and Glass, New Orleans, LA

Contemporary Arts Center, Louisiana Purchase, New Orleans, LA

New American Paintings, pp. 62-63, Wellesley, MA,

Tulane University Faculty Show, The Force of Continuity, New Orleans, LA

Lamar University Gallery, Dishman Competition, Beaumont, TX

 

1997

University of New Orleans, Painting as Allegory, New Orleans, LA

Contemporary Arts Center, Entergy Louisiana Open, New Orleans, LA

511 Gallery, A Study in Narcissism, New Orleans, LA

 

1978

Tulane University Gallery, Newcomb Women Artists: Past, Present, and Future, New Orleans, LA

FINE ART AWARDS / RESIDENCIES / LECTURES / HONORS:

2018

Tulane University, Women Making Waves 2018, Artist Lecture, “Artistic Expressions of

   Resiliency,” New Orleans, LA

Nola4Women, Women of New Orleans: Builders and Rebuilders, New Orleans, LA

2017

Downriver Festival New Orleans, Panel Discussion "Color Dat! New Orleans Chromatics" hosted by Rebecca Snedeker, Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans, LA

2014

City of New Orleans Permanent Collection, Purchase Juried by Percent for Art jury and administered by the Arts Council, New Orleans, LA

 

2010

Southern Artistry, online resource showcasing the South’s artistic diversity and excellence by spotlighting outstanding artists living and working in the region

 

2009

Creative Capital Professional Development Program, Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Division of the Arts, Mini Grant, Baton Rouge, LA

Louisiana Artworks Studio Residency, sponsored in part by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, June 15, 2008-June 10, 2009, New Orleans, LA

 

2008

Louisiana Artworks Studio Residency, sponsored in part by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, June 15, 2008-June 10, 2009, New Orleans, LA

 

2006

Artist Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pollock-Krasner Mini Grant, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa FE, NM

Santa Fe Radio Café Live Interview, Public Radio, KSFR 90.7 FM, Santa Fe, NM

 

2005

Montserrat College of Art, Panel Discussion, “Life after Art School,” Beverly MA

 

2001

5th Premio Lorenzo al Magnifico in Painting, Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza de Basso, Citta’ di Firenze, Italy

 

2000

Jonathan Ferrera Gallery, See the Art, Artist Led Gallery Walk Through, October 21, New Orleans, LA

 

1999

Contemporary Arts Center, Art Speak IV, a monthly series of Artist-led discussions, September 1, New Orleans, LA

 

1995

Tulane University, Project to Document the Lives of Newcomb Educated Artists. New Orleans, LA

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Patricia Friedman 2017

City of New Orleans Permanent Collection, administered by the Arts Council

Capital One Financial Services Campus, Building 6, Plano, TX 

Santa Fe Art Institute, 2006, Santa Fe, NM

Louisiana Governor’s Mansion, 2004-2006, Baton Rouge, LA

Semolina’s Restaurant, pre Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, LA

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, Philadelphia, PA

Law Offices of Guarisco, Weiler & Cordes, New Orleans, LA

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Pelican Bomb, Exhibition Pick: Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner, Benjamin Morris, online review, May 24, 2016

Artists in their own words: Francesca “Frahn” Koerner, interview by Kelley Crawford for NolaVie, June 3, 2016

Steven Forster’s Party Central: Koerner, Sizeler at UNO-St. Claude Gallery, The New Orleans Advocate, May 24, 2016

Women artists celebrated in ‘La Femme’ exhibition at the New Orleans Art Center, Sarah Bonnette, Blog.nola.com, Times Picayune, 3/17/2016, photo.

Reparation: Contemporary Artists from New Orleans Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, edition in two languages, 2015, catalog, photo.

Exploring Prospect.3 in Uptown and Carrollton, nola.curbed.com, April Siese, Friday, November 14, 2014, photo.

Hidden Gems in the Black Pearl, Benjamin Morris, Uptown Messenger, December 24, 2011, New Orleans, LA

Trentennial: MFA at UNO, Karl Volkmar, The New Orleans Art Review, May/June/July 2009, New Orleans, LA, photo

H x W x D - Thirty Years of MFA at UNO, Karl Volkmar, University of New Orleans, 2009, photo.

The Apostolic Project Vimeo Video Documentation, Steve Wolfram, Vimeo, 2009, video.

The St. Claude Collective, Dave Hood, Prospect.1 Biennial Satellite Exhibition, New Orleans, LA online review, 2009

A Narrative of Emotions, Simonette Berry, Louisiana Homes and Gardens, pp.7, 36-38, July 2008, photos.

ArtWorks coming to life, Doug MacCash, The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, June 14, 2008

Apostolic New Orleans, Adam Elenbaas, Reality Sandwich, 7.09.2008, photo, online.

The Apostolic Project on YouTube, Francesca Koerner, YouTube, 2008, video.

The Apostolic Project: Representing disaster and survival with thousands of paper ships, Meri Clark AKA Natalie Sciortino Rinehart, ARTVOICES, New Orleans,             LA, June, 2008, photo.

Apostolic Project flooded with symbolism, Doug MacCash, Lagniappe, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 2008 photo.

Rising with the Tide, Doug MacCash, NOLA.com, New Orleans, LA, April 17, 2008, photos and video online.

Southern Open 2007, Dr. Jerry Cullum [Senior Editor, Art Papers] Juror, Acadiana Center for the Arts, catalogue, Lafayette, LA, photos.

Living Color, Thomas B. Harrison, The Press-Register, Mobile, AL, July 9, 2006

Santa Fe Radio Café, Mary-Charlotte Domandi, KSFR 90.7 FM, Santa Fe Public Radio, Santa Fe, NM, May 2006, live interview. 

Intersection/New Orleans, p. 22, Press Street, New Orleans Bywater, LA, 2006, photo.

Displaced artists retaking their place, Elizabeth Cook-Romero, Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, pp. 46-47. Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 19-25, 2006, photo.

La Louisiana, cette autre Amerique, Leif Blanc, L’arte de Voyager, p. 61, Paris, France, Fevrier-Mars 2004, photo.

Digital Dexterity, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, May 7, 2002

Digital Louisiana, David S. Rubin, [catalogue] Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA 2002, photo.

Painting with Pixels, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, pp. 22-26, New Orleans, LA April 5, 2002, photo.

Biennale Internazionale Dell’ Arte Contemporanea; Pasquale Celona, [catalogue] pp345, Florence Bienale, Florence, Italy, 2001, photo.

Four Abstractionists, Marian McLellan, The New Orleans Art Review, November/December 2000

inside art, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, October 10, 2000, photo.

Sure Things, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, October 6, 2000

Fresh Paint, Jonathan Ferrara, Visitor, New Orleans, LA, pp. 28-29, August 2000

Lively new talent at No Dead Artists, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, April 14, 2000, photo.

Lived-In Installation, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, Vol. 20, #37, September 17, 1999, photo.

Southeastern Triennial, James Rondeau, [catalogue] Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL, July 23-Sept 12, 1999

Random Objects, Modern Geometry, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, May 11, 1999

New American Paintings, John Ravenal, pp. 62-63, Wellesley, MA 1998, photos

Entergy Louisiana Open, Marti Mayo, [catalog] Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA 1997, photo.

Project to Document the Lives of Newcomb Educated Artists, recorded interview, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1995

 

 

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

2012

Tulane University, Adjunct Professor “BEGINNING DRAWING,” Spring and Fall Semester, New Orleans, LA

 

2011

Tulane University, Adjunct Professor “BEGINNING DRAWING,” Summer and Fall Semester, New Orleans, LA

 

2010

Tulane University, Adjunct Professor “BEGINNING DRAWING,” Fall Semester, New Orleans, LA

 

2005-1998

Louisiana State Talented Arts Program, Visual Arts Evaluator 

 

2003   

University of New Orleans, Juror for Undergraduate Drawing Show, New Orleans, LA

 

1998

Tulane University, Adjunct Professor “BEGINNING DRAWING,” Spring and Fall Semesters, New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans, Adjunct Professor “INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING,” Spring Semester, New Orleans, LA

 

1997

University of New Orleans, Adjunct Professor “TWO DIMENSIONAL FUNDAMENTALS,” Fall Semester, New Orleans, LA   

University of New Orleans, Graduate Instructor “INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING,” University of New Orleans, Spring Semester, New Orleans, LA        

 

1995 

University of New Orleans, Graduate Assistant “ART APPRECIATION,” Spring           

Tulane University, Juror for Spring Arts Festival, New Orleans, LA

 

1994

University of New Orleans, Graduate Assistant “ART APPRECIATION,” Fall

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

2019-2013

Personally serve as Sponsor for young women

2018-2017

University of New Orleans, SOTA, School of the Arts, SOTA Strategic Plan Steering Committee: Strategic planning for mission, curriculum, strategies, values and outcomes for new school, New Orleans, LA

2017 - 2001

Contemporary Arts Center, Visual Arts Committee: Organized, discussed, and spearheaded projects, New Orleans LA

2003-2005

Contemporary Arts Center, Chair of Events Support: Assisted Visual Arts Curator David Rubin with artists and events, New Orleans LA

          

2001-2002

Sophie B. Wright Middle School, Reading Mentor: mentored and worked with 7th graders on vocabulary and grammar, New Orleans, LA

           

1991-1994

Junior League of New Orleans, Various Volunteer projects and committees often in the Public Schools, New Orleans LA

           

1978-1979

Contemporary Arts Center, Documentary Photographer: Photographed and produced prints of events, New Orleans LA

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Mary Matalin, Alexandria, VA

Marcia E. Vetrocq, New York, N.Y

City of New Orleans permanent collection, Arts Council, New Orleans, LA

Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans, LA

Capital One Financial Services, Plano, TX

Carole Sorell, Stone Ridge, NY

David W. Streets, W. Hollywood, CA

Barbara Noguchi MD, New Orleans, LA

Copey Pulitzer, New Orleans, LA

Oak Porcelli, New Orleans, LA

Karen Sher, New Orleans, LA

Patty Friedman, New Orleans, LA

Dorian Bennett, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Michael Moses, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Galen Wesley King, New Orleans, LA

Leif Husom, Norway

Robert Herndon, New Orleans, LA

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Tommy Coleman, New Orleans, LA                                                                        

Wolfgang and Jana Falch, Innsbruck, Austria

Judy Dahl, New Orleans, LA

Patricia Calzadilla, New Orleans, LA

Jody McManus, River Ridge, LA

Nonney Oddlokken, St. Rose, LA

Tommy Allen, New Orleans, LA

Ronna Harris, New Orleans, LA

Dave Greber, New Orleans, LA

Josh Knott, Lincoln, NB

Linda Sormin, Providence, RI

Steve Quarls, New Orleans, LA

Semolina’s Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Eve Otten, Karlsruhe, Germany

Jim Scott, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia                       

Dr. J. Coller Ochsner, New Orleans, LA

Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, PA

Law Offices of Guarisco, Weiler & Cordes, NOLA

Kriss and Kenny Morrison, Washington DC

Gladin Scott, New Orleans, LA

William Sabatier, New Orleans, LA

Doan Ky's, New Orleans, LA

Rian Kerrane, Denver, CO

Tree Dunbar, Santa Cruz, CA

Marina P. Simoneaux, New Orleans, LA

Georgina O. Callan, Dallas, TX

Bonita and Matthew Day, New Orleans, LA                         

Dr. and Mrs. David Dugger, Gautier, MS                                          

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foster, Chicago, IL

Mary C. Stafford, New Orleans, LA

Steve Martin, New Orleans, LA

Maxx Sizeler, New Orleans, LA

Margaret Stewart, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Jean Cohen, New Orleans, LA

Drs. Chris Arcenaux and Amy Glick, NOLA

Huntly B. Fairchild, Jr., New Orleans, LA

Mike and Amy McKim, Covington, LA

Linda Jillson, Miami, FL                                                     

Dr. Sally Von Breton, CO

Robin Von Breton, San Francisco, CA

Dan and Noelle Rosen, New Orleans, LA                            

Miles Trapolin, New Orleans, LA                                        

Dr. and Mrs. Mark Juneau, New Orleans, LA

Dr. Paul Parks, New Orleans, LA                                         

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Haydel, New Orleans, LA

Donald and Judy Brown, Surfside, CA         

Christene and Coleman Kuhn, New Orleans, LA

John Downen, New Orleans, LA

S. M. Hahn, New Orleans, LA                          

Cindy R. Schoenberger, New Orleans, LA

Mrs. Patricia Brinson, New Orleans, LA

Julie Meyers, New Orleans, LA

David Torkonownsky, New Orleans, LA

Jimmy Ford, New Orleans, LA                                                 

Mary C. Davis, San Diego, CA

David Culpepper, New Orleans, LA

Willem Young, Jacksonville, FL

Carol Wren, New Orleans, LA  

Robin Von Breton, Berkley, CA

Jimmy Ford, New Orleans, LA

Simonne M. Fischer, New Orleans, LA 

Adam Bold, Kansas City, KA                                       

Marianne Antoine, Los Angeles, CA                                                      

Jan Suttkus, Atlanta, GA                                                                                    

Jim Perrier, New Orleans, LA                                       

Jean McCurdy Meade, New Orleans, LA                                                          

Michael Mckey, New Orleans, LA

Maggie Batt, Clearwater, FL

Marie Lamb, New Orleans, LA

David McBurnett, FL

LaDona Delaney, Sioux Falls, SD

© 2019 Francesca 'Frahn' Koerner