Shingo Francis

  • Shingo Francis, "Bound for Eternity (red)", 2008, Gouache and acrylic on paper, 152 x 1700 cm
  • Shingo Francis, "Infinite Space (violet-turquoise)", 2015, Oil on linen, 194 x 162 cm / 76 x 64 in
  • Shingo Francis, "Matrix", 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 145 in / 276 x 367 cm
  • Shingo Francis, "Heart of the Blue Sun", 2022, Oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm (35.8x35.8 in)



Born 1969 in Santa Monica, California. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA and Kamakura, Japan. Francis explores the vast space and spirituality of painting through abstract expressions that consist of multiple layers of blue and deep monochrome color works. His major exhibitions include DIC Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art,(Chiba, 2012), Lobby Gallery, Durst Organization, (New York, 2013), Ichihara Lakeside Museum, (Chiba, 2017), Sezon Museum of Modern Art, (Nagano, 2018), Martin Museum of Art, (Waco, 2019). His works are in collections including JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Banco de Espana, Frederick R. Weiseman Art Foundation, Mori Arts Center, and Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Oketa Collection, Tokyo American Club.


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Shingo Francis

Born in 1969 in Santa Monica, California, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA

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– Selected Solo Exhibitions –

2020 Shining Star: perception of light, GALERIE PARIS, Kanagawa, Japan
2019 Subtle Impressions, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2019 Kaleidoscope: moments in time, Sam Francis Gallery at Croosroads School, Santa Monica,CA
2018 Color and Shadow, K. Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2017 Interference-New Paintings, GALERIE PARIS, Yokohama, Japan
2017 Limitation and creation of imagination, Sezon Art Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2017 Silence presence’, Space bm, Seoul, Korea
2015 Helios at Los Angels International Airport,, LAX: Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles,CA, USA
2015 Silent Colors in Moving Light, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2014 Vast and Vivid, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2014 A Moment in Time and Space, SPACE NIO ART GALLERY, NIKKEI Inc. Head Office, Tokyo, Japan
2014 Transcendence: a deeper sense of color, Yokohama College of Art & Design, Yokohama, Japan
2013 Liquid Pop: pop and abstraction, KOKI ARTS, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Across the Line: A Voyage Into the Void, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2013 Kaleidoscope,Lobby Gallery organized by The Durst Organization and Chashama, New York, USA
2012 New Public Art Installation, 100 Wall Street, New York, USA
2012 Bound for Eternity, The Bogart Salon, New York, USA
2011 Veils: a dialogue with the abyss, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2010 Hoop Art, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2009 Bound for Eternity, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA, USA
2009 The depth of Silence, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2008 Blue’s Silence: ashes in darkness, Hino Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2008 Solo Project, ARCO Art fair (Curated by Tsutomu Mizusawa), Madrid, Spain
2008 Blue’s Silence: inner silence, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2008 New Horizons, Elizabeth Stone Harper Gallery at Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC, USA

– Selected Group Exhibitions –

2020 LIGHT | SPACE, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2019 Miyuki Yokomizo x Shingo Francis, Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea
2019 Emergence: the art and incarnation of Space, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, Texas
2019 ART MACAO: Garden of Earthly Delight, Wynn Palace, Cotai Macau, China
2019 CONTEMPORARY MODERNISM, Show Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Summer Destination, SCHMALFUSS BERLIN Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2019 The Hue, Kylin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019 Artropocene: iBiennale MMXIX, Y Center for Visual Arts, Honolulu, HI
2019 Santa Monica: Now & Then, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2018 Group Show, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2018 Triennale Grenchen, Grenchen, Switzerland
2018 LIMINIMAL, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA
2018 LAYERS OF NATURE – Beyond the Line, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Japan
2018 United, Schmalfuss Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2018 Now You See it, Now You Don’t, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA
2017 Shingo Francis X Julio Rondo, Atelier Berning Rondo, Berlin, Germany
2017 Abracadabra of drawing, Ichihara Lakeside Museum, Chiba, Japan
2016 Limitation and creation of imagination, Sezon Art Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2016 Chromatic Passages, Japan Foundation LA, Los Angels, CA, USA
2016 15th Annual 21st Century Exhibition, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2015 Helios, Los Angels World Airports Terminal3, Los Angels, CA, USA
2015 Group Show, MISA SHIN GALLERY, Tokyo, Japan
2015 The Joshua Treenial, Joshua Tree, CA, USA
2015 The 20th JAA Art Exhibition of Japanese and Japanese American Artists in New York, JAA, New York, USA
2015 Parabola Gallery Tominokoji, Kyoto, Japan
2015 Creative in Common, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, USA
2014 THE MIRROR: Hold the Mirror up to nature, Nagoya Shoko Kaikan, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
2014 MIXED UP!, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
2014 Rockaway!, Fort Tilden, Rockaway Beach, New York, USA
2014 De-install!, BankART Hammerhead Studio, Yokohama, Japan
2014 Placing Memory, Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, California, USA
2013 Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
2013 Black and Blue, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2013 Working it Out,The Painting Center, New York, USA
2013 Stronger than Fear is HopeSchmalfuss, Berlin Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
2012 The Unseen Relationship: Form and Abstraction, Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art, Japan
2012 New World, Hahn Spielplatz, Seoul, Korea
2012 Unknown Surface, Ayumi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2011 A Space for Eternity, Bankart Life III, Shinko Pier, Yokohama, Japan
2011 Art as Expression of Being, Checkpoint Ilgen, Berlin, Germany
2011 Places, Stephan Stoyonav Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Gateway Japan, Torrance Museum of Art, Torrance, USA
2010 Elements of Nature, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LI, USA
2010 Mirrors of Continuous Change, Taekwang Industries Ltd, Heungkuk Life Building, Seoul, Korea
2010 Ties over time: an exhibition at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Across Dimensions, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, USA
2010 New 21st Century Exhibit vol. 9, Galerie Paris, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Happy Hour!!, ISE Cultural Foundation, New York
2009 Threshold, Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Tsuzuki Art Project 2009, Yokohama Museum of History, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Double Façade, Koganecho Bazaar Community, Yokohama, Japan
2009 On the Shoulders of Davids, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009 Archive, Shinwa Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2009 Spin Off, Koganecho Area Management Center, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Yokohama Creativecity Center, YCC, Yokohama, Japan
2009 Double Façade, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
2008 Red, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
2008 Love to Party, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2008 To be looked at, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2008 daily life, ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan


Illuminated Presence
Shingo Francis
Friday, January 21 – Saturday, March 12, 2022

Subtle Impressions
Francis Shingo
Thursday September 19 – Saturday November 2, 2019

Group Show
FRANCIS Shingo, IBA Yasuko, ISOZAKI Arata, SAITO Yoshishige
May 29 – July 18, 2015

Vast and Vivid 2014
Friday, October 17 – Saturday, December 13, 2014


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