FRAHN KOERNER

New Orleans, Louisiana    70118    USA

MOBILE:  504 261 7227    

EMAIL: frahnkoerner@gmail.com

www.frahnkoerner.com

 

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

2020

Arthur Roger Gallery, Art in the Time of Empathy, Group show, New Orleans, LA

Torrance Art Museum, Hobson’s Choice, An online exhibition project created from open-sourced content, Los Angeles, CA

Progressive Arkansas Women, Naming Our Women [NOW], An online juried exhibition project, slides #347 [Where Do We Go from

    Here?] and #362 [Up in the Clouds], Little Rock, Arkansas

New Orleans Academy of Fine ArtsAnnual Miniature Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

 

2018

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

Studio Waveland, Vibrense, Group show, Waveland, MS

Survivor Story Showcase, Curated by Lauren Hind, Hosted by New Orleans Family Justice Center, Group show, Café Istanbul, New

    Orleans, LA

 

2017

Expedition Christmas Flood 1717, 16 International artists on the power of waterVestiges: 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 five, 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

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts20th Annual Miniature Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

Marigny Opera House, Mystery Sonatas, New Orleans, LA

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

 

2016 – 2015

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

 

2015

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

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

urban sidewalk installation space - US/IS, VESTIGES/trinitas, P.3+ Prospect 3. Satellite Exhibition, 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

 

2009 – 2008

Prospect.1 Biennial Satellite Exhibition, Louisiana ArtWorks, New Orleans, LA

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

Louisiana ArtWorks, Studio Residency Exhibition, New Orleans, LA

 

2008

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

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

The Apostolic Project, ArtInAction, 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, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2004

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

Galerie Im Andechshof, Artist Exchange, Innsbruck, Austria

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

Art Stream Trailer and Virtual Gallery, Jeanne Nathan and Bob Tannen, New Orleans, La.

 

2003

Contemporary Arts Center, Sweet Arts Ball, Installation with Blake Boyd & Lory Lockwood, 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, Installation and Collaboration with Robert Metric, New Orleans, LA

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

Governor French Gallery, New Orleans Inside Outside, O’Fallon, IL

 

1999

Mobile Museum of Art, Southeastern Triennial, Mobile, AL

Contemporary Arts Center, Crystal Trio: Painting, Sculpture and Poetry - Frahn Koerner, Gina Laguna and Bill Meyers, New Orleans, LA

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

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Lived In, New Orleans, LA

 

1998

Lamar University Gallery, Dishman Competition, Beaumont, TX

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

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, Paintings and Glass – Frahn Koerner and James Vella, New Orleans, LA

 

1997

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

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

511 Gallery, Sex Sell: Erotic Art Show, New Orleans, LA

Shooting Star Gallery, Best of University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

University of New Orleans, Painting as Allegory, 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, Slideshow, Lecture and panel discussion with Jacqueline Bishop and Monica, Ramirez-

       Monteguet, “Artistic Expressions of Resiliency,” New Orleans, LA

 

2017

Historic New Orleans Collection, Gift into the Permanent Collection of These Ritual Visions Paper Boats, by Patricia Friedman, New

       Orleans, LA

Downriver Festival New Orleans, Panel Discussion "Color Dat! New Orleans Chromatics" with Environmental Scientist Amy Lesson and

       Plum Street Snowball founder Donna Black; hosted by author Rebecca Snedeker, Old U.S. Mint, New Orleans, LA

 

2014

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

 

2010

Southern Artistry, "an online resource showcasing the South’s artistic diversity and excellence by spotlighting outstanding artists living

      and working in the region," site is no longer active.

 

2009

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

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

 

2009 - 2008

Louisiana Artworks Studio Residency, Studio sponsored by the Ford 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, Mary Charlotte, Public Radio, KSFR 90.7 FM, Santa Fe, NM

2005

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

 

2001

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

    Italy Kunstlerhaus Buchenhausen, Awarded Residency, Innsbruck, Austria

 

2000

Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, See the Art, Artist Led Gallery Walk Through, New Orleans, LA

 

1999

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

 

1995

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

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2020

Art in the Time of Empathy, Stephen Hawkins, Arthur Roger Gallery, online press release,10/3/2020, artist mention.

Together, Sylvie Contiguglia for Art E -Walk, online article, 10/30/2020, artist mention.

2019

Very Local New Orleans – Weird Homes Tour, Matthew Hinton, online article, 11/18/2019, photo.

 

2016

Pelican Bomb, Exhibition Pick: Maxx Sizeler and Frahn Koerner, Benjamin Morris, Pelican Bomb online review, 5/2/ 2016

Artists in their own words: Francesca “Frahn” Koerner, Kelley Crawford, NolaVie, 6/3/2016

Steven Forster’s Party Central: Koerner, Sizeler at UNO-St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans Advocate, 5/24/2016

Marigny Opera House presents eccentric ‘Mystery Sonatas,’ Times Picayune, 2016/3/24

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

       3/17/2016

 

2015

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

 

2014

Exploring Prospect.3 in Uptown and Carrollton, April Siese nola.curbed.com, 11/14/2014

 

2011

Hidden Gems in the Black Pearl, Benjamin Morris, Uptown Messenger, 12/24/2011, New Orleans, LA

2009

Trentennial: MFA at UNO, Karl f. Volkmar, The New Orleans Art Review, May/June/July 2009, New Orleans, LA 2009, 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 on Vimeo, 2009, video.

 

2008

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, 6/14/2008

Apostolic New Orleans, Adam Elenbaas, Reality Sandwich, 7/09/2008, photo.

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, 4/17/2008, photos and video.

 

2007

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

       photos.

 

2006

Living Color, Thomas B. Harrison, The Press-Register, Mobile, AL, 7/9/2006

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

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

Displaced artists retaking their place, Elizabeth Cook-Romero, The Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, pp. 46-47. Santa Fe, New

       Mexico, May 19-25, 2006, photo.

 

2004

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

 

2002

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

Digital Dexterity, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2002

Digital Analogies, Karl F. Volkmar, New Orleans Art Review, pp 4-5, New Orleans, LA, May/June, 2002, vol. 19, no 5.

Painting with Pixels, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, pp. 22-26, New Orleans, LA 4/5/2002, photo.

 

2001

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

 

2000

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

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

Sure Things, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 10/6/2000

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

Lively new talent at No Dead Artists, Doug MacCash, Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, 4/14/2000, photo.

 

1999

Lived-In Installation, Eric D. Bookhardt, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, Vol. 20, #37, 9/17/1999, 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, Vol. 20, #19, 5/11/1999, photo.

Going Within, Eric D. Bookhardt, Best of New Orleans, Inside Art, Gambit Weekly, New Orleans, LA, Vol. 20, #37, 9/14/1999, photo.

 

1998

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

 

1997

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

 

1995

Project to Document the Lives of Newcomb Educated Artists, Tulane University, Newcomb Archives, Memi Miscally, New Orleans, LA, 

 

 

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

2012 - 2010

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

 

2006 - 1998

Visual Arts Evaluator for Louisiana State Talented Arts Program

 

1998

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

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

 

1997

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

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

 

1995 

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

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

 

1994

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

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Historic New Orleans Collection, gift of Patricia Friedman 2017 into Permanent Collection

City of New Orleans Permanent Collection, administered by the Arts Council 2013

Capital One Financial Services Campus, Building 6, Plano, TX 2013

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

Semolina’s Restaurant, pre-Hurricane Katrina 2005, New Orleans, LA

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Wolf Block Schorr & Solis Cohen, Philadelphia, PA

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

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