Francesca Schwartz is a New York based artist and psychoanalyst. Schwartz’s work rests on her fascination with the contents and materials that make up the body. Originally working in bone, her work has expanded to include paint, wax, metal, found objects and textiles, finding expression in collage and assembled works. Her art-making addresses many of the same questions confronted in her practice, finding meaning through the articulation of the unconscious and the necessary preoccupation with the body, its disappearance, life’s beginnings and death.
Schwartz’s work has been shown in several solo shows including “Inscription” at Mu Gallery in Chicago (June 2022); “Inscription” at M. David & Co. Gallery in Brooklyn (February 2021); and “The Space Between” at Studio 1608 in Miami (November 2018). Her group shows have included “Space 1” at La Sapienza University in Rome (March 2022); “Between States,” M. David & Co. Gallery (September 2022); “Arrested Heart” at Postcards from the Edge, New York (February 2019); “Winds over Haiti: Hampton’s Artists for Haiti,” Southampton (June 2018); “Prayer,” New York School of the Arts, New York (2018); and “Female” at The National Academy Museum and School (October 2017). She has participated in several art fairs, including Works on Paper (September 2021); Market, Art and Design (August 2021) and The Other Art Fair (July 2021). Her work appears on artsy.com and has been included in the publications ROOM 2.23 (April 2023) and ROOM 2.18 (November 2020) as well as Women United Art Magazine Issue 3 (May 2023) and Issue 1 (May 2022). Several of her residencies have culminated in group exhibitions at M. David & Co. Gallery in Brooklyn. She has show recurrently in group shows at Lichtundfire Gallery in New York, including “A Whiter Shade of Pale” (January 2023); “Out of Bounds” (October 2022); “Speed of Light” (June 2022); “Featherweight” (May 2022); and most recently in “Totem and Taboo” in April of 2023.
Francesca Schwartz Resides in Manhattan, the home of her practice, teaching, and art making.