Fran Forman
Fran Forman photographer Fran’s images have been exhibited widely, both locally and internationally, and are in many private collections as well the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (Washington, DC), the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Grace Museum (Texas), the Sunnhordland Museum (Norway), Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum, the Comer Collection at the University of Texas, and the County Down Museum (Northern Ireland).

Fran’s 2nd major award-winning monograph, The Rest Between Two Notes, with 110 color plates and 224 pages was published by Unicorn Publishing in 2020 and has received many awards, feature stories, and acclaim.

Escape Artist: The Art of Fran Forman was published by SchifferBooks and was selected as one of the Best PhotoBooks of 2014 by Elizabeth Avedon and won First Place in an international competition

Some of Fran’s solo exhibitions were at The Henry Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, The Massachusetts State House (The Griffin Museum of Photography), AfterImage Gallery (Dallas), the University of North Dakota, Galeria Photo/Graphica (Mexico), and the Pucker Gallery (Boston), as well as numerous group shows. In the past decade, Fran has won numerous significant international awards and prizes.

Fran’s work is featured in the books Photoshop Masking and Compositing, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places, BETA Developments in Photography, and the magazines AAP, Internationales Magazin fur Sinnliche Fotografie (Fine Art Photo), The Hand, Blur, and Shadow and Light. Monographs of Fran’s solo exhibitions were published by Pucker Gallery in 2020, 2018, 2016, and 2014.

Fran is represented by AfterImage Gallery (Dallas), Pucker Gallery (Boston), SusanSpiritus Gallery (California), Galeria Photo/Graphica (San Miguel de’Allende, Mexico), and Sohn Fine Art Gallery (Lenox, MA).

She is an Affiliated Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University and a recipient of several grants and prestigious Artist Residencies. She teaches advanced photo-collage internationally and is often asked to juror photography competitions.

Fran studied art and sociology at Brandeis University, received an MSW in psychiatric social work, and then an MFA from Boston University. In 2018 she was the Commencement Speaker at The New England School of Photography, where she also received an Honorary Degree. She resides in the New England area.

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