Dutch artist Francien Krieg (1973) lives in the countryside in the middle of The Netherlands with her two children and husband, working fulltime in her studio.
She graduates from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague in 1998, obtaining a degree in Monumental Art, which brings her to think conceptually and during which she discovers her fascination for the human body. Francien Krieg expresses her thoughts in these academic years with meat installations and human skins made of rubber.
A few years later, she picks up her passion for painting at The Free Academy of The Hague. She expresses her fascination for the human body in paintings with unusual body perspectives.
Soon her work has been picked up by art collectors and art galleries. It becomes part of important Dutch art collections like the ING Collection and the former Scheringa Collection. One of the better galleries in The Netherlands, Gallery Mokum in Amsterdam, picks up on the quality of her work and initiates a cooperation.
Francien’s career development brings her works to be shown at exhibitions like the art fair Scope Basel, the art fair Realisme Amsterdam, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston USA, From motion to Stillness at Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Women painting women in Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, US, [r]evolution Tennessee, US and recently the exhibition Stark Realism at Beinart Gallery in Brunswick, Australia, featuring Effie Pryer and Ville Lopponen.
In 2017, she is nominated for the Dutch Portrait Award and shortlisted for the Figurativas 2017 at MEAM in Barcelona.
Additionally, her work is published in the Austrian art magazine Milionart Kaleidoscope featuring a three-page article. Also recently, her work was in the family issue of Poets and Artists, curated by Shana Levenson and David Kassan.