Florida Prize in Contemporary Art
Francie Bishop Good, finalist
The Florida Prize in Contemporary Art is organized by the Orlando Museum of Art to bring new recognition to the most progressive artists in the State. Each year OMA's curatorial team surveys artists working throughout the state before inviting ten to participate. One artist will receive a $20,000 award made possible with generous support of local philanthropists Gail and Michael Winn. Artists range from emerging to mid-career, often with distinguished records of exhibitions and awards that reflect recognition at national and international levels. In all cases, they are artists who are engaged in exploring significant ideas of art and culture in original and visually exciting ways.
June 4 - August 14, 2022
Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine
November 2021 / The Arts Issue
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz: Artists in Residence
Solo Exhibit at Bookstein Projects, NYC
July 6 - 30, 2021
Francie Bishop Good
Bookstein Projects, 60 East 66th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10065
Allentown Museum Pop Up at Lehigh Valley Mall
From Gallery Walls to the Mall: The Art of Francie Bishop Good
Art is meant to be seen, and so the Allentown Art Museum was pleased to accept an invitation to bring a work from the collection out into our community this summer. From early June through late October 2021, selections from artist Francie Bishop Good’s Comus series are on display as an exhibit inside the Lehigh Valley Mall, near the main Mall entrance next to Barnes & Noble. The images in Good’s Comus series are reproduced from the 1942 edition of the Allentown High School Comus yearbook owned by the artist’s mother and her own Comus from 1967 and manipulated in various ways. The series has been shown at galleries and museums across the country, including in 2017 in Trexler Hall, before being acquired by AAM. Now, Comus is on display again.
Artist Talk with Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Curator Meaghan Kent
Art Districts Magazine: Quarantine Diaries
Francie Bishop Good
Miami Modern Luxury Magazine
Pioneer Artist Francie Bishop Good turns her attention to clay
Article by Luis R. Rigual.
Click here to read article.
The New York Times
SHOW US YOUR WALL: Where Women and Artists in Color Set the Tone
Francie Bishop Good, an artist herself, can’t resist adding to the collection she and her husband have amassed. Article by Hilarie M. Sheets. Photos by Winnie Au.
Solo Exhibit at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
May 2 - May 30, 2020
Curious Garden: Recent Works in Sculpture and Painting
Mindy Solomon Gallery, 8397 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138
Vasari 21 Interviews Francie Bishop Good
Interview by Ann Landi
Ever since she acquired her first camera with S&H Green Stamps way back in the 1950s, Francie Bishop Good has been an avid photographer and painter, pursuing subjects that explore the coming of age of her niece and the private domestic spheres of women and children. She and her husband, David Horvitz, are also avid collectors, focusing almost exclusively on works by women. And she is one of the founders of the Girls Club, a venue in Fort Lauderdale for shows, workshops, and lectures (the most recent exhibition featured works by Mickalene Thomas, Petah Coyne, Amy Sillman, and Elizabeth Murray).
After the 2016 election, Bishop Good turned to working with clay as a response to the dismaying political trends in the country. “She wanted to make work without thinking and as clay was a new experience for her, she allowed herself the freedom to explore this primal medium without any formal instruction in the traditions of ceramic and pottery,” says Bonnie Clearwater, director of the NSU Art Museum, where the artist’s works are on view through June 30 “Instead, she probed and kneaded the lump of clay until it magically emerged into an amorphous creature….For Bishop Good these ceramics are powerful talismans and also suggest the Gollum of Prague. According to Jewish folklore, a rabbi brought the gollum to life to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-semitic attacks and pogroms of the late 16th century. Similarly, Bishop Good’s creatures provide protection and solace for her against the barrage of unnerving current events.”
Our interview traces Bishop Good’s long and passionate involvement with art, collecting, and community.
Exhibit at Frost Art Museum
June 30, 2018 - ongoing
Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum
The photograph, Mothers and Children, Pink Dress and Reflections, in conversation with two works by Ruth Orkin.
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, 10975 SW 17 Street, Miami, FL
Exhibit at NSU Art Museum
September 9, 2018 – June 30, 2019
REMEMBER TO REACT: 60 YEARS OF COLLECTING
"For most of her career Francie Bishop Good has worked in the two-dimensional mediums of painting, collage, photography and computer generated images. Although her early paintings and mixed media works are highly textured with layers of expressively applied paint and collaged elements, her most recent computer work limited her personal touch and resulted in the production of super flat surfaces. Her sources tend to be autobiographical, and even in her most abstracted works, the figure remained a constant characteristic. Bishop Good, however, felt compelled to migrate to working clay with her hands in 2016 as an emotional response to recent political and social turmoil. She wanted to make work without thinking and as clay was a new experience for her, she allowed herself the freedom to explore this primal medium without any formal instruction in the traditions of ceramic and pottery. Instead, she probed and kneaded the lump of clay until it magically emerged into an amorphous creature. Forgoing traditional pottery glazing Bishop Good applied saturated, vibrant acrylic paint directly to the porous surface. These creatures each with a distant personality, rapidly multiplied and coalesced into the microcosm where they exist independently of their creator. For Bishop Good these ceramics are powerful talismans and also suggest the Gollum of Prague. According to Jewish folklore, a rabbi brought the gollum to life to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-semetic attacks and pogroms of the late 16th century. Similarly, Bishop Good's creatures provide protection and solace for her against the barrage of unnerving current events."
- Bonnie Clearwater, Executive Director and Chief Curator, NSU Art Museum
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Home is Where the Art Is
Venice Magazine, Article by Robin Hodes, November 2018
"Hanging art and displaying sculpture is just like the making of an artwork,” Bishop Good says. “It takes time, doesn’t always work out as planned and can be changed.”
Good & Hearty: Tomato Bisque
Art Hive Magazine, Article by Bruce Helander, Winter 2018
"The final fired work truly is a kind of metamor- phosis from paint on canvas to sculpture made from clay. For Bishop Good, she quickly discovered with this new malleable material that many of its character-istics had a seductive quality, which she enjoyed incorporating into various series throughout her colorful career."