Professional Activities and Awards
Francine Fox teaches painting and drawing courses at Wayne State College. Before coming to WSC, Fox taught a range of fine arts, art history and interdisciplinary courses at universities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Colorado, Wyoming and Missouri.
Fox is a national and international exhibiting artist whose work is represented by Kenise Barnes Fine Art in Larchmont, New York. She has exhibited at the Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy, the Social Sciences Research Council in Brooklyn, New York, and the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Additionally, Fox has works in the collections of The University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and the Wyocity Public Art Project in downtown Casper, Wyoming.
M.F.A., Studio Art in Drawing and Painting, University of Delaware
B.F.A., Fine Art in Painting, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Francine Fox utilizes combinations of figures, gently anthropomorphized animal imagery, traditional and personal semiotic lexicons, and modified or invented charting symbols to examine the significance and aesthetics of gray areas between opposing ideas linked to identity and epistemology. Her influences range from Walton Ford, Martin Wittfooth, Ian Ingram, and Steven Assael, to modern research and journalism concerning zoology, theology, and behavioral and social sciences.
Teaching allows me not only to temporarily guide the paths of expanding minds, but also to help them understand the value of continually educating themselves. Throughout my own education, I was exposed to a number of teachers that inspired, encouraged, and challenged me to find new ways of thinking and creating. The realization of my own ability and responsibility to enrich my own artwork through research has been one of the most important and empowering lessons I have ever learned. As a teacher, I feel it is my duty to pay this positive guidance forward.