Ron Francis (b.1966, Philadelphia) is recognized for his large scale works and expressively textured paintings. Francis is obsessively embarking in a passionate direction inward. Then outward, this is brought to life. Using raw and sometimes crude applications of materials that he uses to execute his works. He Immerses himself on material exploration, the innate gestures, and the intimate connection between the artist and his work. Ron Francis seeks to surpass conceptual obstacles. Francis gives numbers as " Titles" to many of his artworks. With the intention of eliminating any tendency, or connection beyond the work’s present existence. The work itself immediately becomes the past and a relic symbolizing the artist’s thought. Using material and alchemy that brought the artwork into creation in that moment. With the ambivalent direction of our future landscapes. Ron Francis has long been influenced by nature and alchemy. Is influenced by the work of other artists paving the way. They range from masters such as Antonio Tapies for his diverse applications, Daniel Arsham for symbolic dialogue and contemporary appeal, Michelle Stuart for her early innovation and Louise Nevelson for object relationship's. Francis is a self taught artist constantly evolving into self.
1966: Born Ron Francis Hutchinson Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1978: National Boardwalk Art Show, Ocean City, N.J.
1981: Cape Atlantic league Art Show, Cape May, N.J.
1993: Prehistoric Future, Basis Galerie, Konstanz, Germany
2003: Rejuvenation, Private Gallery, Tampa, FL
2004: TAmsterdam, Private Gallery (group show), Tampa, FL.
2005: Matthews Gallery (group show), Tampa, FL
2005: Erotic Show, Matthews Gallery (group show), Tampa, FL.
2005: One Man Show, Matthews Gallery, Tampa, FL.
2005: Group Show, Galerie De Opsteker, Amsterdam, NL.
2006: Live Arts, Group Show, Merrill Lynch, Tampa, FL.
2006: Toys or Tools? One man show, SIP Lounge, Tampa, FL.
2007: Tampa Public Arts, Acquired " Solemn Fury" for collection, Tampa, FL.
2007: VH1 Commission, Mural for Vogue Video Awards Ceremony, NewYork City, NY.
2008: St. Petersburg Public Art, Commissioned 80’ Exterior Mural, St Petersburg, FL.
2008: Transcending Montana, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York City, NY.
2009: Allen Greenburg Architects, Private Residence 300’ Damask Mural, Avon, CT.
2010: Bob Evans Corporation, Commercial Mural For Hire, Scottsdale, AZ.
2010: Spark Advertising Agency, 11 Private Acquisitions, Tampa, FL.
2010: Mint Salon, 12 Private Acquisitions, Tampa, FL.
2010: Corcoran Group, Installation, New York City
2011: Featured International Artist, Mixed Media, myartspace.com London, England
2012: Wicked Games, Group show, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL.
2012: Finalist in, Wynwood Art District competition, Miami, FL.
2012: Group Show, Wynwood Art Gallery, Miami, FL.
2012: DDA Developement, 6 Corporate Acquisitions, Tampa, FL.
2012: Gallery69, Group showing, Abstracts, New York City, N.Y.
2013: Edison Group, Art Installation, Tampa, FL.
2013: Campbell Landings, Art Installation, St. Petersburg, FL.
2014: DDA Commission, Campbell Landings, DDA Developement, Tampa, FL.
2014: Craft Cafe,Installation, St. Petersburg, Fl.
2015: DDA Developement, Salvador Building Commission, St. Petersburg, Fl.
2015: The Beck Group, Corporate Headquarters Tampa, Tampa, Fl.
2016: Kreher Barna, Amalie Arena Art Installation, Tampa, Fl.
2016: Kreher Barna, USAmeribank Mural and Installation, Tampa, Fl.
2016: Oxford Group, Buddybrew Art Installation, Tampa, Fl.