Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
FRANCINE GINTOFF

BFA from Tyler School of Art,Temple University. MFA from UMass at Amherst. Group/Solo Shows: The New Britain Museum of Art, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Fred Giampetro Gallery, New Haven, CT. Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, CT. Grants: Surdna Grant, CT.Commission on the Arts-Individual Grant, Artist Resource Grant-Berkshire Taconic Foundation.
For the past eight years I have focused on using various images that are important to me for poetic, historical, and social meaning. The imagery may be derived or inspired from historic/ vintage flash tattoos, old magazines, online sources and books, etc. I do research to find the exact image I am searching for and then juxtapose it with other symbols. The images have personal significance and the viewer may not see what I see or interpret it in the same way. They become visual poetry. Along with the imagery, there are formal reasons for including the subject matter. Generation Jones , for example, is about the time period from 1954-1964. The images are very specific to that time in history. It’s logical for me to include Michelle Obama with Jane Jetson, Catch 22 and Jade East in one piece.
Currently, this same imagery has evolved to include dresses / mannequins, etc. as the vehicle for the symbols. I envision this series as an installation.

Contact Information

First Name: 
FRANCINE
Job Title/Position: 
Artist / Artist Instructor
Physical Address: 
71 COLCHESTER AVENUE
East Hampton, CT 06424-1631
Last Name: 
GINTOFF
Phone: 
860-402-5539

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Additional Disciplines: 
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Populations Served: 
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Geographic Reach: 
State
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Connecticut Women Artists
Education: 
BFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University
MFA UMASS, Amherst, MA
Awards: 
Ct. Commission on the Arts Individual Grant
Surdna Grant for Artist Teachers
Artist Resource Grant, Berkshire Taconic Foundation

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Certifications / Training: 
MFA artist/teacher certificate