Frances Myers (American, 1936-2014)
Frances Myers was born in Racine, Wisconsin, and earned her BS and MFA at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She specialized in printmaking, and many of her prints and installations explore collage elements, geography, and physical boundaries as two-dimensional forms. Her work is featured in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; the National Museum of American Art in Washingon, D.C.; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and the Musee d’Art Moderne of Paris. It has also been exhibited at the Kunsttage Gallery in Germany; various galleries in Chicago; the University of Georgia; the Museu do Arte de Brasilia, the National Art School in Sydney, Australia; the School of Applied Art in London; and at institutions in Japan, China, and Taiwan. Myers received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, an H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, and a Kellett Mid-Career Award.