Frances Stark

born 1967


Frances Stark (born 1967) is an interdisciplinary artist and writer, whose work centers on the use and meaning of language, and the translation of this process into the creative act. She often works with carbon paper to hand-trace letters, words, and sentences from classic works by Emily Dickinson, Goethe, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, and others to explore the voices and interior states of writers. She uses the hand-traced words. often in repetition, as visual motifs in drawings and collage compositions that reference a subject, mood, or another discipline, such as music, architecture, or philosophy. Her work had been exhibited internationally, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial, the Performa 11 biennial, and the 54th Venice Biennale. Stark is also a writer of prose and poetry that has been published in various magazines, catalogues, and books.

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