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Dutch artist Francien Krieg (1973) lives in the countryside in the middle of the Netherlands with her two children and husband, working full-time in her studio.
She graduated from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague in 1998, obtaining a degree in Monumental Art, which brought her to think conceptually.
Francien Krieg expressed her thoughts in these academic years with meat installations and human skins made of rubber.
A few years later, she picked up her passion for painting at The Free Academy of The Hague. She expressed her fascination for the human body in paintings with unusual body perspectives.
Soon her work was picked up by art collectors and art galleries. It became part of important Dutch art collections like the ING Collection and the former Scheringa Collection. One of the best galleries in The Netherlands, Gallery Mokum in Amsterdam, picked up on the quality of her work and initiated a cooperation.
Francien’s career development brought her works to be shown at exhibitions like the art fair Scope Basel, the art fair Realisme Amsterdam, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston USA, From motion to Stillness at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Women Painting Women in Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, US, [r]evolution Tennessee, US and recently the exhibition Stark Realism at Beinart Gallery in Brunswick, Australia, featuring Effie Pryer and Ville Lopponen.
In 2017, she was nominated for the Dutch Portrait Award and short-listed for the Figurativas 2017 and 2019 at MEAM in Barcelona. She was recently part of the international exhibition called Pintado hoy.
Additionally, her work was published in the Austrian art magazine Milionart Kaleidoscope, featuring a three-page article. Also, her work was in the family issue of Poets and Artists, curated by Shana Levenson and David Kassan.
During the summer of 2019, she was an artist in residence in New foundland Canada, at the Pouch Cove foundation.