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Frances Picó was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her interest for the arts and her creative talent have always being present in all the facets of her life, but it is in the decade of the nineties that she devotes to her artistic work and begins to create an artwork of importance. Her studies of drawing and painting at the Art Students League with Professors Jorge Rechany, Jimmy Shine, RamiroPazmiño, Mercedes Quiñones, Cristina Emanuel and Betsy Padin were transcendental in her artistic formation.

Her desire to acquire formal studies lead her to the School of Plastic Arts and in 1998 she obtains a degree in art with a major in painting. There she studies with Professors Julio Suárez, Rafael Rivera Rosa, Carlos Marcial, Zilia Sanchez, Luis Felipe López and Ernesto Pujol. among others.

In 1997 she experiments with the encaustic medium and attends the R&F Encaustic Workshop in Kingston, New York, and in the Summer of 1998 she moves to the city of Miami and participates in an artists’ workshop and produces her works Gianni and Pillow Book. In 2003, inspired by a visit to Mediterranean countries, she presented the exhibition “Una pasión en dos tiempos” at the Art Students League.

During the Summer of 2004 she worked and exhibited in the city of New York and produced her dyptics “…en tránsito” and Meet me at the river. Influenced by this period in the city of New York, she presented a solo show, Picó in transit, in San Juan, P.R. at Petrus Gallery in March, 2005.

In the last twenty five years she has participated in several selected group exhibitions, has showed individually in six occasions, and has been recipient of several awards and distinctions. At the present, she is very active working in her art proposals at her studio/workshop located in the historic zone of Calle Cerra in Santurce and contributes to the development of the visual arts in Puerto Rico from her position as Board Member of the Art Students League of San Juan.


Nace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Estudios: 1998 BA Escuela de Artes Plásticas Concentración en Pintura, Magna Cum Laude. Medalla Instituto de Cultura; 1980-1992 Liga de Arte de San Juan Otra experiencia: 2009 International Encaustic Conference,Beverly, Massachusset;s 2004 SVA Open Studios, Chelsea, NYC, 1998 Summer Artists Workshop Miami, Florida, 1997 R&F Encaustic, Kingston, New York

Exhibiciones Individuales ( seleccionadas)
2014 “The Blue Room” Instalación para Santurce es Ley 5 en colaboración con Elena Méndez; 2011 Presencia, Sala José Tous Soto, El Capitolio San Juan PR; 2009 Artists Studio, Serie Sangre de Cristo, Galeria Petrus, San Juan, P.R.; 2008 El sonido del silencio, Galeria Petrus, San Juan, P.R.,2005 Picó en tránsito -Galeria Petrus, San Juan, P.R.; 2004 Picó -Pinturas Recientes, Rincón, Puerto Rico; 2003 Una pasión en dos tiempos, Galeria Delta de Picó,Liga de Arte de San Juan; 2001 Pinturas Recientes, Galeria Mobili, San Juan, P.R.
1998 Picó, Galeria Delta de Picó, Liga de Arte de San Juan, San Juan,

Colectivas (seleccionadas)
2015 “Agua”, Espacio Alterno, Bayamón, P.R.; 2015 Dueñas y Resueltas, Plaza Las Américas, San Juan; 2015 Color Drama, Galeria Petrus; 2013 Museo Karura, Cumbre Arte Latinoamericano, Laberintos del Arte (Artista seleccionada junto a LuisHernández Cruz para representar a P.R.; )2013 Black and White , Galeria Petrus, P.R.; 2011-2012 Encaustic Work for Nono Maldondado Designs; 2009 Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Antiguo Arsenal de la Marina, ICP, P.R;.2008 Navidad en Blanco y Negro, Galeria Petru,s San Juan, P.R;. 2008 Colección Reyes-Veray, Museo de ArteContemporáneo, San Juan, P.R;. 2007 Mujeres Artistas, Cooperativa de Seguros Múltipes Hato Rey, P.R; .2005 Imágen de una cultura, Museo de Arte de P.R. San Juan, P.R,.2003 Meet the Artists , Pavlova M.Gallery, Miami, Florida ;2003 La Liga: portal de las artes, Museo de San Juan, P.R.; 2003 Muestra Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Instituto de Cultura, San Juan;
2002 Recreaciones y Recurrencias en el Arte, Galeria La Pintadera San Jun, P.R. 1997; Certámen Anual del Ateneo Puertorriqueño, Museo de Arte e Historia de S.J.; 1997 Certámen Fundación Alfonso Arana (mención) Museo Arte e Historia de S.J.;1996 Premios ‘96 , Citibank Galeria, Cupey, Puerto Rico; 1992 Bienal Museo Casa Roig, Humacao, P.R.

Premios y Distinciones:
2015 Seleccionada Mujer con Imágen por Casiano Communications; 2015 Consignment work for Bahia Plaza Lobby; 2014 Premio Belleza Inteligente por la Revista Imágen y Elizabeth Arden; 2011- al presente, Miembro Junta de Directores Liga de Arte de San Juan; 2011 Mención Conmemorativa de la Cámara de Representantes de P.R.; 2005 Premio Mujer Destacada de P.R., Periódico El Nuevo Dia; 2005 Selección Colección Seguros Multiples; 2005 Selección Colección Reyes-Veray; 1998 Beca Arnaldo Roche; 1997 Mención de honor Certámen Fundación Alfonso Arana; 1997Medalla de Pintura Instituto de Cultura – Escuela Artes Plásticas 1996 Mención de honor Exposición anual EAP; 1988-2005 Miembro Junta de Directores Liga de Arte de San Juan.

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