Francine Tint “Spring Equinox”

Denise Bibro Fine Art

poster for Francine Tint “Spring Equinox”
[Image: Francine Tint "Voltaire in Love" (2021) acrylic on canvas, 78 × 113 in.]

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Denise Bibro Fine Art presents Spring Equinox, a virtual solo exhibition of recent works by New York based-abstract expressionist painter Francine Tint.

Tint began her career as a stylist in New York City and worked for many years as a television and film costume designer, including projects for ESPN, David Bowie and Ridley. Her work in costume design greatly influenced her painterly technique—Tint’s canvases share a multilayered process similar to the different folds and textures of fabric she was accustomed to working with.

As a female artist, Tint broke into the “boys club” of mostly male Abstract Expressionists and began exhibiting her work in galleries in the 1970s. She preferred to create large-scale canvases, stretching them across the walls and ceiling of her studio. Her canvases’ signature drips of paint are a testament to painting in a small space. Tint’s early paintings are gestural and lyrical, with circles, loops, and expressionistic brushstrokes. Color takes center stages in her work and canvasses appear tauter with greater surface tension.

“Tint has remained true to her original convictions about what a painting can be […] Her strengths have always been her idiosyncratic sense of color, her ability to draw energetically at large scale, and her refusal to make ingratiating pictures. In her recent work, her audacity is undiminished, her orchestration of hues more uninhibited than ever, and her drawing…even more predictable.”
– Karen Wilkin, Art In America

Tint studied painting at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY as well as the Brooklyn Museum College, NY. Her work has been exhibited in over thirty solo shows in the United States and Europe and is in the permanent collections of numerous museums including the Clement Greenberg Collection at the Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME; the Krannert Art Museum, Chicago, IL; and the Neuberger Museum of Art, Harrison, NY. Tint’s work is in private and corporate collections including Pepsi Cola Co. and Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC.



from March 21, 2022 to April 28, 2022


Francine Tint

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