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Nine Francois, Photographer

Statement of Intent

I use photography to express personal versions of my own selective truths. My images start off in the objective, as all photographic records do, but frequently don't stay there. They are transformed through various techniques and processes to make them mine -- to take them out of the realm of fact and reportage and place them into the service of exploring and responding to my world.

Making discoveries and telling stories through images excites me and makes the photographic experience meaningful and rich.

Biography

Nine holds a Masters of Fine Art degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has been represented internationally in publications such as Communication Arts, Foto&Video (Moscow) and The British Journal of Photography. Her photographs are part of numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the University of Texas at Dallas collection.

Nine currently lives in Austin, Texas where she has taught photography at Texas State University, the University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College.

She also teaches workshops focusing on creativity, visual story telling and making meaningful, project–oriented work. Currently, she’s working with the Texas Photographic Society in developing Our Town, a series of traveling workshops aimed at encouraging residents of communities and towns to create their own photographic essays about their lives.

For more information about these workshops, please contact Nine through the Contact page on this website.

 

Selected Solo/Featured Exhibits

2006 Oswald Gallery, Jackson, WY
2005 Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, TX
2004 Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas, Little Rock, AK
  Fotofest '04, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 Stephen L. Clark Gallery, Austin, TX
  Peacock Gallery, Austin, TX
1998 Ameen Gallery, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA
  The Gallery at Concordia University, Austin, TX
1996 Fotofest '96, New Gallery, Houston, TX

Selected Group Exhibits

2008 Biennial Southwest '08, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NM
[Juror: Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego]
  La Fontaine Obscure, Musée des Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France
  People's Gallery 2008 Exhibition, Austin, TX
2007 Tillie Arts, Marfa, TX
  East Meets West, Tractorbeam, Dallas, TX
  Gallery II, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2006 Western Visions, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
 2005 Oswald Gallery, Jackson, WY
  People's Gallery 2005 Exhibition, Austin, TX
2004 Curious Music: Alternative Photographic Processes, Gallery II, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2003 Exposure: Hereford Photography Festival, City Art Gallery, Hereford, England
  Exposure: Photographs from Central Texas and Southern France, f/8 Fine Art Gallery, Austin, TX (touring: Williams Tower Gallery, Houston; Robot Gallery, San Antonio)
2002 Regards Croisés, Musée des Tapisseries, Aix-en-Provence, France
  Texas Photographers, The Month of Photography, Thessalonique, Greece
  Alma Thomas Fine Art Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
2001
Rencontres Internationales de Photo, Arles, France
  REGARDS: 10¸me Recontres Photographiques, Villeneuve La Rivi¸re, France
  Edizione Internazionale di Marghera, Venice, Italy
  Photography Invitational: Spirituality and Creativity, SW School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
2000 Rencontres Internationales de Photo, Arles, France
  40th Annual Invitational PhotoView 2000, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
   Juror: Peter H. Halpert, writer and photography critic 
  TPS 15th Member's Only Show: Fotofest 2000, Houston, TX
   Juror: Wendy Watriss, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Fotofest
1999 Krappy Kamera Exhibition, SOHO Photo Gallery, New York, NY
  The Manipulated Photographic Image, Fine Art Center En Taos, Taos,NM
   Juror: Holly Roberts, Artist
  Works on Paper: Recent Drawings, Prints & Photographs, Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
   Juror: Mark Pascale, Assistant Curator; Dept. of Prints & Drawings, Art    Institute of Chicago
1998 Voies Off, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
  Juror's Choice, Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX
   Juror: Lynn Herbert, Curator; The Contemporary Arts Museum,    
   Houston, TX
1997 Women on Woman, New Gallery, Houston, TX
1996 New American Talent: The Twelfth Exhibition, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX 
   Juror: Lisa Phillips, Curator; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
  Expo '96, Gallery 500 X, Dallas, TX 
   Juror: Peter Mears, Assistant Curator and Head of the Department of    Art; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX

Selected Publications

Communication Arts: Photography Annual 49, USA, 2008
Foto & Video, Moscow, Russia, Issue #9, August 2007
Extra Small, Paris, France, Issue #2, Spring 2004
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, USA, April 2004
The Marches Journal, UK, Volume 22, October 2003
The Times, UK, October 2003
British Journal of Photography, UK, October 2003
Voices of Art Magazine, USA, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2003
The Austin Chronicle, USA, Volume 22, #29, 2003
La Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, October 2002
Dauphine Libere, Aix-en-Provence, France, September 2002
Voices of Art Magazine, USA, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2003
The Austin Chronicle, USA, Volume 22, #29, 2003
La Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France, October 2002
Dauphine Libere, Aix-en-Provence, France, September 2002
Tribeza Magazine, USA, August 2002
Austin American Statesman, USA, March 20 1999
The Photo Review, USA, Summer 1997 and Summer 1999
Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, USA, No. 12, Fall/Winter 1998
Photographer's Forum Magazine, USA, February 1995
Public News, USA, Issue #12, June 1995
Best of Photography Annual, USA, Volumes1994 and 1989

Awards

US Embassy of London Travel Grant, 2003
First Place, TPS 15th Member's Only Show: Fotofest 2000, Houston, TX
   Juror: Wendy Watriss, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Fotofest
Selected Artist for Collector's Print Program, Texas Photographic Society, 1999
First Place, Expo '96, Gallery 500 X, Dallas, TX, 1996
   Juror: Peter Mears, Assistant Curator, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center,    Austin, TX
Texas Photographic Society Grant, 1996
David Bruton, Jr. Endowed Graduate Fellowship in the College of Fine Arts, 1992
First Place, Members Only Exhibit, Texas Photographic Society, Austin, TX, 1990
   Juror: Marianne Fulton, Associate Curator of Photographic Collections, George Eastman House

Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Photographic Archives of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Austin, TX
Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern & Mexican Photography, San Marcos, TX
Caddell and Conwell Foundation for the Arts, Houston, TX