b. 1975, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Frances Goodman was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1975, where she currently lives and works. Goodman obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College at the University of London in 2000, and holds a Laureateship from the Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten (HISK) in Antwerp, Belgium. She was a recipient of the Cecily Brown Fellowship for Outstanding Woman Artists in 2014 and took part in The Fountainhead Residency Programme in Miami, USA, in 2015. Frances Goodman presented her debut solo exhibition, Intimate/Inanimate Moments in 2003 at The Process Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.

In 2020, Goodman participated in two group exhibitions; Matereality at Iziko South African National Gallery, and A Show of Solidarity at SMAC Gallery, as well as SMAC Gallery’s presentation at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, all in Cape Town, South Africa; and will present her upcoming solo exhibition at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2019 Goodman presented a solo exhibition with SMAC Gallery at Miart in Milan, Italy, and participated in SMAC Gallery’s presentation at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in Cape Town, South Africa. Further group exhibitions in 2019 include: I am… Contemporary Women Artists of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC, USA, Material Insanity at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) in Marrakech, Morocco, Richard Taittinger Gallery’s presentation at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York, USA; Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art at 21c in Oklahoma City, USA and the Growbox Project which culminated with an exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa.

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