408 S. 22nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146


M.A. in Art Education, Lesley College, 1976.
B.F.A., Tufts University / Boston Museum School, 1974.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1966-7.
University of Chicago, 1965-6.


Teaching Experience (partial):
: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Taught an undergraduate art education course.
1990-97: Art teacher, Friends Select School, Philadelphia, PA.
1984-90: Art teacher, Sierra School, El Cerrito, CA.


Solo Exhibitions:
2011 “Old Is New,” A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
2010 “Weights and Measures,” A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
2008 "The Woods," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
2006 "Before Water," A.I.R. Gallery, NYC
2005 "As if to See," AI.R. Gallery, NYC
2001 Allen's Lane Art Center, Philadelphia
1980 80 Langton Street, San Francisco CA

Group Exhibitions:
2011 “Vestiges” Sandvken, Sweden and A.I.R. Gallery, NY.
2007 “One True Thing” Currier Center Gallery, Putney VT and
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown MA.
2004 “Generations,” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 “Condition: Human,” A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2003 New Arts Program Invitational, Kutztown, PA.
2003 “Characterism,” Williamsburg Art & Historical Center NYC.
2002 Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA.
2002 New Arts Program Invitational, Kutztown, PA.
2001 “Works on Paper,” Arcadia University, Glenside, PA.
2001 A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, Juror: Thelma Golden (Studio Museum NYC).
2000 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Juror: Anne Ellegood (New Museum NYC).
2000 Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown NJ Juror: Susan Rosenberg.
(Philadelphia Museum of Art; **Robert Kramer Memorial Award).
1999 “Program Invitational,” New Arts, Kutztown PA,
1979 “Annual Show,” San Francisco Art Institute, CA.

2004 St Marks Poetry Project NYC: with poet Bob Perelman.
2002 Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
PA: with poet Bob Perelman.
1981 Sets and Costumes: Sets for Poets Theater, San Francisco, CA.
1980 Costumes and Sets for Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, San Francisco, CA.
1979 Sonoma State University, CA: with poet Bob Perelman & musician Larry Ochs.
1979 San Francisco Art Institute, CA: with poet Bob Perelman & musician Larry Ochs.
1978 Santa Barbara Center for the Arts, CA: with poet Bob Perelman.
1977 80 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA: with poet Bob Perelman.

Playing Bodies, a book of 52 of paintings, with accompanying poems by Bob Perelman (NYC: Granary Press, 2004).
Book and magazine covers for: Granary Books, Wesleyan University Press,
This Press, The Figures Press, Tuumba Press, Small Press Books,
The National Poetry Foundation, and Hills magazine.


A talk on Marcel Duchamp's "Etant Donnees," as part of " Writing about Art: Marcel Duchamp." Kelly Writers House, Oct, 2012.
"A.I.R. Gallery Interview with Francie Shaw." Interviewed by Stephanie Coleto. April, 2010.
"Francie Shaw and Bob Perelman in Conversation With Kristin Gallagher and Chris Alexander," May, 2009. Jacket 39.


Eileen Myles,
Art in America Blog, "Roving Ei, Part One," 11/04/11.
Discussion of
Old Is New.
Craig Olson,
Brooklyn Rail, May 2010. Review of Weights and Measures.
Sianne Ngai, "The Cuteness of the Avant-Garde,"
Critical Inquiry,
Summer 2005, Vol. 31/4. Discussion of
Playing Bodies.
Susan Stewart, Introduction to
Playing Bodies. 2004.