Artist and Educator. Lives and works in Oak Park. IL
 

Education

BFA and MFA - School of the Art Institute of Chicago
 

Exhibitions
 

Solo and Duo Shows
 

2018 Sum of Us, Duo show with Bryan Northup, Oak Park Public Library, Main Gallery, Oak Park, Il

2017 Garden Reveries and Red Letter Days, Duo show with Janet Talbot, West Suburban Medical Center Gallery, Oak Park, Il
2009 Fran Sampson Painting, There’s A place For Us, Chicago, IL 


Selected Group Shows

2021
       (Forthcoming) Celebrate LGBTQ, Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
       Beyond 100: A National Juried Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Jurors: Gina Lee Robbins and Sergio Gomez)

       Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just World, Koehnline Museum of Art, DesPlaines, Il (Lindsey Hewitt, Kristen Haas jurors)

       SOS Planet Earth, Stola Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL

       Centennial Anniversary, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       99th Artist Member Spring Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       
 

2020
       
Where Are We Now?: Activism of the Everyday, The Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL (virtual)
       Under the Influence, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Abstract Entanglement, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Voting Daughters, Jurors Choice Award, Foundry Art Center, St Charles, MO (Judith Mayer juror)

       Consciousness of Abstraction, Honorable Mention, ARC Gallery, Chicago IL (David Reif juror)

       Who’s Afraid of Red, Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL (Erwin Owen juror)
 

2019
       Emerging Artist, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (Laura Cloud juror)

       Fashioning The Self: You Are What You Wear, The Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Com College, Des Plaines, IL

       Our Future’s Past, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Opalescence: Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Movement, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, 1st Place Cover Artist April 2019 Catalogue

       Accomplished Abstraction, 1st Place Award Judge Steve Conner, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL
 

2018

       Small Works Member Show, Women Made Gallery, Chicago IL

       Reinvention II, Arc Gallery, Chicago IL

       Through the Cracks The Light Gets In, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Doug Stapleton juror)

       Out of the Box, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity and StrengthKoehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Com College,Des Plaines, IL

       Edge of Excess II, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO

       Artifact: 33.3, National Exhibit of Album Cover Art, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL (Val Camilletti, Mike Goldstein, Jon Langford, jurors)

       The Sum Of Us, Duo show with Bryan Northrup, Oak Park Public Main Library Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Hidden Passages, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL, Honorable Mention

 

2017

       Art for Social Change: Solidarity and Survivorship, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park,IL

       Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

       Intersection: Art + Word, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Three Women, Exhibition with Michele Silveti-Schmidt and Janet Talbot, Prairie Title , Oak Park, Il

       Reunion II, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

       Garden Reveries and Red Letter Days: Janet Talbot and Fran Sampson, Duo Exhibition, West Suburban Medical Center Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Fifth Annual Art Competition Exhibition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

 

2016

       95th Juried Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Contextual, First Place Winner Judge Mike Tewz, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL

       Curious Distortions, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL

       Artist Member Show, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL

       Macro/Micro—Size Matters, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL

 

2015

       94th Juried Artist Member Show, Oak Park Art League, Peoples Choice Award, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Stone Soup, Carriage House Gallery, OPAL, Oak Park, IL

       Rock, Paper, Scissors, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Artist Member Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

 

2014

       93rd Juried Artist Member Exhibition, Oak Park Art League, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Beginnings, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

 

2013

       Literary Explorations, Juried Show, Main Gallery, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, IL

       92nd Juried Artist Member Exhibition, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

       Riverside Art’s Center Members Show, Freeark Gallery, Riverside, IL

       Four Women Artists, Group Exhibition, Prairie Title, Oak Park, IL

 

2011

       90th Carriage House Gallery National Juried ExhibitionOak Park Art League, Oak Park, IL

       Real People, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2010

       Real People, Juried Group Show, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2009

       Fran Sampson: Paintings, Solo Exhibition, A Place for Us, Chicago, IL

2007

       Every-body Every-body, Invitational Group Exhibition, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2006

       Real People, Juried Group Show, The Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2004

       Resist, Juried Group Show, Acme Art Works, Chicago, IL

1982

       New Trends, Illinois Housing Development Authority, Chicago, IL

1981

       11 from Chicago, Restaurant 225, Chicago, IL Juried group show

1980

       Seventy-eighth Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and VicinityThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

 

 

Awards

2020 Jurors Choice Award, Voting Daughters, Juror Judith Mayer, Foundry Art Center St.Charles, Il

2019 First Place, Movement, Cover Design, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, Curated by E E Jacks

         First Place, Accomplished Abstraction, Juror Steve Conner, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2018 Honorable Mention, Hidden Passages, Carriage House Gallery

2016 First Place, ConTEXTual, Juror Mike Tewz, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

2015 Peoples Choice Award, 94th Juried Annual Members Show, Carriage House Gallery, Oak Park, IL

Publications

2020 Landscape, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, August 2020, (curator E E Jacks)

2019 Warmth, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, July 2019 (curator E E Jacks)

Movement, Apero Fine Arts Magazine, 1st Place Cover Artist April 2019 (curator E E Jacks)

2018 Voyage Chicago Interview , Feb. 19, 2019