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Background

Fernanda Franco is fine artist and designer with a delightful mix of global and modern sensibilities, born in Mexico City where she first began drawing and studying art and design. Fernanda moved to New York in 1995 and attended Pratt Institute from which she received a Masters in Graphic Design, after working several years as a designer for Galeria Mexicana de Diseño, a space that features contemporary design in Mexico City. Fernanda has worked as a graphic designer for MoMa, the Whitney Museum and several design studios in New York.

Her involvement with fine art through design includes several bookbinding, ceramics and printmaking workshops with master printers around the world. Her diverse experience across many cultures and disciplines continues to inspire her work.

She finds inspiration in her travels and in nature and in color. Recent trips to France, Italy, Costa Rica, England and Spain have enriched her drawings, prints and wares.

Master of Science (Communication Design)
Pratt Institute, New York, 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design)
Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City, 1993

Printmaking studies
Master Printer, Kathy Caraccio, New York, 2006-present
Book arts open studio, Peg Gignoux, France, 2008
Master Printer, Lisa Mackie, Women’s Sutdio Workshop, Italy, 2006
Sean Mayers, Central Saint Martins School of Design, UK, 2007
Lower East Side Printshop, New York, 2005-present
Elaine Breiger, School of Visual Arts, New York, 2001-2003
Letterpress and book arts at Center for Book Arts, New York

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

440 Gallery / Off the Press, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 2015
Kentler Drawing Center / 100 works on paper, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 2009
Villa Pignano / Selected works, Volterra, Italy, 2007
Galería Mexicana de Diseño / Blanco, Mexico City, Mexico, 1999