Fran Sampson

Fran Sampson

Fran Sampson is a mixed media painter that uses uses color, brush strokes, collage material, and texture to create an ambiguous spacial field that moves across rather than into the canvas. She sometimes uses torn word fragments, barcodes, and stamped symbols as stand-ins for humans and elements of society. She creates in her paintings both a sense of frantic movement that references life on a quantum level, as well as the evolutionary movement of life from stardust to beings conscience of their own existence and capable of abstracting that concept. Fran has shown her work at galleries in and around Chicago including the Art Institute Museum, the Koehnline Museum of Art, Bridgeport Art Center, Riverside Art Center’s Freark Gallery, the Oak Park Art League’s Carriage House Gallery, ARC, and Woman Made Gallery. She currently lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

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