Monkey Hair
Monkey Hair

41in x 40in oil on panel framed $26,200

In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Tenebrium
Tenebrium

2010 40x40in oil on canvas $23,900 sold

Forest installed
Forest installed
Forest
Forest

48x44in oil on canvas $32,000

Snake Charmer
Snake Charmer

32in x 30in oil on panel, framed, $15,800 2007 sold

Doppleganger
Doppleganger

32in x 30in 2003, oil on panel, framed, $15,800 framed

Red Right Hand
Red Right Hand

2010 40x40in oil on canvas $23,900 framed

Surfacing
Surfacing

24x24in oil on panel $10,400 framed

Wet
Wet

24x24in oil on panel $10,400 framed sold

2015 Exhibition
2015 Exhibition
Air Currents
Air Currents

2007 42x38in oil on canvas framed $24,000

In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Valley of Sage Grass
Valley of Sage Grass

1992 8x10in oil on canvas $1800 framed sold

Eruption
Eruption

2007 19.5x19.5 graphite on paper $4800 framed

StoneMountain1992_12x14_3600
StoneMountain1992_12x14_3600

1992 8x10in oil on canvas $1800 framed sold

Girl
Girl

2003 12x12in oil on board $3200 sold

Curious Object
Curious Object

2003 12x12in oil on board $3200

Guy
Guy

2010 12x12in oil on board $3400 sold

Orpheus
Orpheus

2002 14x11in oil on board $3600 sold

Pandora
Pandora

2002 12x12 oil on board $3200 sold

Echo
Echo

2002 12x12in oil on board $3200

Actaeon
Actaeon

2002 12x12in oil on board $3200

Lord of the Butterflies
Lord of the Butterflies

2011 24x24in oil on panel $10400

Man Woman Savior
Man Woman Savior

2003 32x30in oil on canvas $15800 framed

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FRANCESCA SUNDSTEN 1960 - 2019 

BIO

An exceptionally skilled and visionary painter, Francesca Sundsten has been creating work for nearly three decades. Drawing from Renaissance portraiture, the artist “blends human and wild-animal traits in the most unlikely ways” (Seattle Times). Surreal, yet starkly realistic, her hybrid creatures unveil a sense of humor and delight.

 

Sundsten is deliberately quiet about her work, not wanting to impose her own perspectives onto the viewer. Instead, we are invited to invent our own stories, free to re-imagine the world to our liking. Small details like a seemingly misplaced drip of red paint on “Nanook” serve as reminders that reality, whatever that may be, will still be there when we wish to return to it.

 

Born in Hemet, California in 1960, Sundsten moved to Seattle at the age of three. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1987 and her MFA from Stanford University in 1990. Her work has been shown internationally at galleries and museums, including the Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens (San Francisco, CA) and Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), and is in the permanent collection of the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA). A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Sundsten has taught drawing and painting at Cornish College of the Arts and Stanford University, among other institutions.

 

CV