Francesca Pastine’s studio practice is informed by larger global trends and their relationship to the personal. She is specifically interested in the intersection of form and content and considers her approach to materials as a conduit to meaning. The concept and evolution of each project determines the medium and can include drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, paper cutting, and installations.
Francesca Pastine received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco, Halsely Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, The Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, The Headlands Center for the Arts, and the National Gallery in Sophia, Bulgaria among many others. Her works have been reviewed or featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, and New American Paintings. Pastine is the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship through the Fleishhacker Foundations, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, and a Kala Art Institute Fellowship. Her work is included in Cut Up | Cut Out curated by Carrie Lederer and is currently traveling to different museums nationally, including the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, the Pensacola Museum, in Florida, and the Ellen Noel Museum in Odessa, Texas. She is represented by Eleanor Harwood Gallery.