SHORT BIO︎︎︎Frances Cathryn is a writer and curator based in Kingston, New York. 

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email: frances.wip@gmail.com
instagram: @wip_projects
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ARTIST STATEMENT︎︎︎Frances Cathryn recontextualizes stories as they’ve been told to us, focusing on the intersection of collective memory and public art. Among other art and research projects, she is currently building an online curriculum that reconsiders how privileged source materials dictate who and what stories are credibly documented.

BIOGRAPHY︎︎︎Frances writes on topics ranging from marginalized cultural landscapes to memorials to the coronavirus for such publications as Frieze, the Los Angeles Review of Books, ARTnews, the Brooklyn Rail, and Social Text journal. She has presented her work at the Yale School of Art, MASS MoCA, NYU ITP, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, among others.

Frances received her MA in modern and contemporary literature from the University of Virginia. She is part of the Common Field network and is a 2021–22 member of New Inc. at the New Museum, working in the Future Memory track.