Frances Trombly (b. 1976 Miami, FL, USA) is based in Miami, FL, United States. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo project Frances Trombly: Over and Under at Locust Projects, Miami; Americana: Formalizing Craft at the Perez Art Museum Miami and united states at the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
Her work has been featured in various publications including The New York Times, Art Papers, Sculpture Magazine, Surface Design Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. Trombly’s work is in the permanent collection of the Perez Art Museum, Miami and NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, among others.
She co-directs Dimensions Variable, an exhibition space in Miami, Florida. The artist is represented by Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Material and it’s Making, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Over and Under, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
Not Paintings, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
Frances Trombly: Everything and Nothing, Moore College of Art & Design, Goldie Paley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
A Point From Which to Start, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia
Paintings, Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Thinking of Things, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Tethered, The Art Gallery, Government Center, Miami, Florida
Frances Trombly, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Florida
It Makes Me Happy, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, North Miami, Florida
Lost Spaces and Stories, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Contemporary Arts Program, Miami, Florida
Belief + Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Time and Materials, FIU Miami Beach Urban Studios, Miami Beach, Florida
Residential Properties, Miami, Florida
Art on the Green, City of Winter Park, Orlando, Florida
Alternative Contemporaneities: Temporary Autonomous Zones (TAZ), Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Habit: the politics of repetition, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Florida
Locally Sourced, Transformer, American University Museum College of Arts & Sciences, Washington, DC
Textures of Place, Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway
On Location, Dimensions Variable, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, Florida
Americana: Formalizing Craft, Perez Art Museum Miami
The Medium’s Session, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Multiplicity, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami, FL
united states, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Not What It Seems, Kennesaw State University Art Museum, Kennesaw, GA
Trombly Rodriguez, The Fabric of a Space, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY
Come Together: Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Off, Lejos del lugar en cuestión, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia
Press Plush, Garfo Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contained, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
Last Minute Intervention, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California
New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Look Again, SECCA, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Aesthetics & Values, The Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
In Stitches, Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller Gallery, New York, New York
Night Shift, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
Our Beginnings Never Know Our Ends, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, New York
New Art, South Florida Cultural Consortium Media and Visual Arts Fellowship Exhibition, University Galleries Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Gallery Projects, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
With You I Want to Live: Francie Bishop Good & David Horvitz Collection, Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale/Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Coupling, Buena Vista Building, Design District, Miami, Florida
Under the Influence, Girls’ Club & Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Hecho a mano, el oficio en el arte, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogotá, Columbia
Five Solo Shows, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Open Space, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Tuttle, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
Yardwork, CasaLin, Miami, Florida
Disappearances, Shadows and Illusions, Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Self-Storage, California College of the Arts, The Hardware Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
Top Soil, Curated by Mette Tommerup, Casa Lin, Miami, Florida Id Is, Steven Wolf Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, California
Real Time, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida
What’s Your Hobby?, Curated by Beth DeWoody, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York
Craft Women and Rebel Grrrls, MoCA, The Goldman Warehouse, Miami, Florida
Stitch in Time, University of California, San Francisco, California Drawn In/Drawn Out, Florida Atlantic University Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida
Papel, Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogotá, Columbia
Tour, Hilger Contemporary, Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria
Locust Projects, Milwaukee International Art Fair, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Embroidered Stories/Knitted Tales, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California
Native Seeds, Art Center South Florida, Miami, Florida
Something, Locust Projects, Miami, Florida
I woke up in a strange place, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, New York
MoCA and Miami, Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
On the Mark, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island
Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, Florida
Reduced, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida
Trading Places, Museum Of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Something is Somewhere, Curated by Anat Ebgi, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, New York
For Everyone and No One, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Florida
Carina Randlov and Frances Trombly, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, New York
Open House, Bank Art, Los Angeles, California
Domestic Arrivals, White Box, New York, New York
Drawing Conclusions 2, Rocket Projects, Miami, Florida
Assembly Required, World Arts Building, Miami, Florida
Volume 3 / No. 2, Leonard Tachmes Gallery, North Miami, Florida
Made in Miami, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
Sculpture, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida
Manifest Destiny, Miami Design District, Miami, Florida
Arts to Nature, Miami-Dade Parks Tropical Park, Miami, Florida
No Show, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, Florida
Eight Solo Shows, Carlos Betancourt Studio, Miami, Florida
The House at MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida
Frances Trombly: Paintings
Essays by Bonnie Clearwater, Jenni Sorkin, Elaine Reichek, Denise Delgado, with Forward by Michelle Weinberg
Girls’ Club, August 2011
Younger than Jesus: The Artist Directory
Posted on May 18, 2009
by Gioni Massimiliano, Laura Hoptman, Lauren Cornell
Phaidon Press, May 2009
Miami Contemporary Artists
Posted on May 1, 2007
Paul Clemence and Julie Davidow, intro by Elisa Turner
Schiffer Publishing, 2007
Grants and Residencies
2010: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Knight Arts Challenge Grant/ Girls’ Club, Ft. Lauderdale
2009: South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowships for Visual & Media Artists, Miami-Dade County
2009: Capri Palace, Artist Residency, Anacapri, Italy
2008: Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, Individual Artist Fellowship
2007: Vermont Studio Center Residency/Grant, Johnson, Vermont
2007: Florida Department of Cultural Affairs, Artist Enhancement Grant
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