frances lerner




EXHIBITIONS, (selected)

Jack Fischer Gallery, two person show with Michael Sell, March, 2016
Miami Project (satelite of Art Basel) , Miami, Florida, represented by Jack Fischer Gallery, December, 2015
Jack Fischer Gallery, 49 Geary St., San Francisco, Ca. (SOLO upcoming September 2012)
Pro Arts Juried, Oakland, Ca. 2011
Art MRKT San Francisco, Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th Street, SF, Ca. May 19-22, 2011
William Havu Gallery, Denver 040 Cherokee Street Denver, Co. (06-09, 2011)
Aqua Miami, Jack Fischer Gallery, Miami Beach, Fl., Dec.2-5, 2010
“New Images of Man and Woman”, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, Ca. 2009-2010
Eclectix Gallery, El Cerrito, Ca., 2009
California Small Works 12 Annual Exhibition, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art,
Santa Rosa, Ca., 2000
Fine Art Gallery, Danville, Ca, Printmaking: Illustrating Diversity of the
Medium, Danville, Ca. 2000
Art in Embassies Program - United States Department of State, Vienna, Austria - 1996
871 Fine Arts Gallery, Group show, San Francisco, Ca., 1992
871 Fine Arts Gallery, 250 Sutter, San Francisco, Ca, 1991 (SOLO)
Shreve's, San Francisco, Ca., 1991 (SOLO)
Village Theater Gallery, Danville, CA, "The Printed Page" - New Works by
Bay Area Printmakers, 1990
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, Ca., 1987
University Press Bookstore Gallery, Berkeley, Ca,, 1986
Goucher College, Towson, Md., 1984
B.R. Kornblatt Gallery, (one-woman), Washington, D.C., 1983
Arts International, Washington, D.C., 1980


Art March 26, 2016

Saturday, October 3, 2012
Review: Frances Lerner “From calming to alarming”
Kenneth Baker, art critic

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Review: “Frances Lerner”
DeWitt Cheng

Saturday, December 26, 2009
Review: 'New Images of Man and Woman'
Kenneth Baker, art critic

“Frances Lerner paints puppets that Puzzle”
Jesse Hamlin, Special to The Chronicle
Thursday, January 21, 2010

“Back to the Future”
“Berkeley art historian Peter Selz reexamines the human condition”
By DeWitt Cheng
December 16, 2009


Berkeley Art Museum
University of San Francisco
Robert Hass and Brenda Hillman
Leo and Dorothy Braudy
Bruce Johntson and Tom Knoll


“Susan Rothenberg’s Horses” – Seneca Review – critical article (2000)
Chain Magazine, University of Honolulu, Hawaii (2001)
Cover for Firecage, a&bend press, San Francisco (2000)
Artwork included in Prosodia - The New College of California Poetics Journal -(1999)
Book illustrations for A Cat, Riverhead Books - Div. of Putnam Books, Madison Avenue, NY,NY (publication date: 1995) - author Leonard Michaels
Book covers for Wesleyan University/New England Press - Death Tractates
(1992), Bright Existence (1993), Loose Sugar (1997)
Cover for Ploughshares literary magazine,
Covers for The Seneca Review for Hobart and William Smith Colleges
The Penumbra Press, fine arts and poetry books
1 'Epervier Press
Maryland Arts Council publications


Sole artist-in-residence, Salzburg, Austria, August/September 2016

Vermont Studio Center 2007 – Full Fellowship
Sonoma County Arts Council 2004
Napa Valley Arts Council 2003, 2004
Maryland Arts Council 1983,84,85
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 1982


Master of Fine Arts, summa cum laude
Master of Arts, summa cum laude
University of Iowa
Concentration: Printmaking

Bachelor of Fine Arts,
Ohio State University

Master of Social Work, cum laude
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker: State of California


2004 Santa Rosa Junior College – Extended Education for Adults
2004 Santa Rosa Junior College, College for Kids
2003,04 Napa Valley Arts Council – Artist in Schools Program
2002, 03 Marin Country Day School – Turtle Rock Institute
2002 Cultural Arts Council Sonoma County – Arts in Education
2001 Nueva School, Hillborough, California –Create With Computers
1985 D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities
1980 to 1981 Maryland Center for the Arts - Goucher College ip


Speaker at the North Bay Puppetry Guild, June 5, 2011

"Art and the Mentally Ill" - committee member -Marin General Hospital representative - organized comprehensive art show of patients’ work –Marin Civic Center 2000

Represented by Jack Fischer Gallery, 49 Geary, San Francisco, Ca.,