About the Artist
A California native, Franceska Schifrin has had numerous group and solo exibitions around the world, including the Soapbox Gallery (Venice), Galerie Bourbon (Haiti), ARC Gallery (Chicago), Trojanowska Gallery (San Francisco), and Galerie Lakaye (Los Angeles). She studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been the recipient of several prestigious grants and awards, including a J. Paul Getty Trust Fund Grant and a California Arts Council Fellowship. She also received a Silver Discovery Award from Art of California magazine.
Ever since she accompanied her father, the California painter Arnold Schifrin, on a teaching trip to Mexico in 1980, she has focused on painting internationally. Ms. Schifrin has traveled to and painted in Bosnia, Croatia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Uganda and, of course, the United States.
Ms. Schifrin's work has been featured in several movies, including the Tina Turner film biography, What's Love Got to Do With It, and Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune. She enjoys a wide international reputation, and her work is included in the private collections of Denzel Washington, Magic Johnson, Angela Bassett, Courtney Vance, Alfre Woodard, and Charles Dutton, among others.