Francesca Capone is a visual artist, poet, and textile designer. Her books Text means Tissue (2017), and  Writing in Threads (2015) focus on textile poetics. They are available for purchase via Printed Matter, and are available for viewing at the MoMA library. She has exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery in London, LUMA/Westbau in Switzerland, Textile Arts Center in NYC, and 99¢ Plus Gallery in Brooklyn. She has been an artist in residence at the Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Andrea Zittel's A-Z West, and the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. More of her published work can be found at Gauss PDFTunica Magazine, and in The New Concrete from Hayward Press. Her academic work includes lectures and workshops at Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Reed College, University of Washington, and Alberta College of Art and Design, among others.

b. 1987, New York City

EDUCATION

2015   MFA Interdisciplinary Literary Arts, Brown University
2009   BFA Textiles, Rhode Island School of Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017   Text means Tissue, Nationale, Portland OR
2015   Writing in Threads, 99c Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Oblique Archive, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2014   Refraction, Mural Installation, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
2013   Drawings in Wood and Cotton, collaboration with Elise McMahon, Textile Arts Center, New York, NY
2012   Weaving Language, End of Century, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Greetings From, The Art Barge, Curated by Simran Johnston, Amagansett, NY
            Tie Up, Draw Down, Center of Craft, Creativity & Design, Co-curated by Natalie Campbell and Carissa Carman, Asheville, NC
2016   Standard Incomparable, Organized by Helen Mirra, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
           Double to Erase, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, Curated by Michael Valinsky and Gaberielle Jensen
2015   TBA at S1, Collaboration with Laura Warman and Kristen Mueller, Portland, OR
           The New Concrete, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
           Aeromoto + Wendy's Subway Reading Room, NADA NY
           Maximum Sideline: Postscript, Proxy, Providence, RI
           The Pain Quitodian, HQHQ Project Space, Portland, OR
2014   Chillzone, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Display Copy, Petrella's Imports, NADA, New York, NY
           Visual Werx, London Poetry Festival, curated by Frances Kruk, Birkbeck College, London, UK
           89plus “Poetry will be made by all!”, LUMA/Westbau, co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Simon Castets and Kenneth
           Goldsmith, Zürich, Switzerland
           Reading Room, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
           The Last Brucennial, organized by Vito Schnabel and the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
           Correspondance, curated by Publication Studio & Lisa Hayes Williams, Catskill, NY
           Mandala: Locus of Thought, Tibet House, New York, NY
2013   Petrella's Imports : Internet Protocol, New York, NY
           Under the Influence, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
           Complexity, AS220, GRIN Gallery, Granoff Gallery, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
2012   Brucennial, organized by Vito Schnabel and the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York 
2009   Geography of Imagination, Adam House, curated by Phong Bui, New York

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016   Local Tide by Parallelograms, Curated by Francesca Capone, S1 Portland, Oregon
2015   From Line to Constellation, Curated by Francesca Capone, The Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
           Interrupt III, Conference co-curated with John Cayley, Brown University, Providence RI
2014   Readings from the Oblique Archive, Co-curated with Rachel Valinsky, Peninsula Art Space, Brooklyn, NY2016   Local Tide

           Anthology Reading, Performance and Exhibition Series, Granoff Center, Brown University, Providence, RI

SELECTED PRESS

2016   Poetic Textiles Tell a History Woven by Women, Creators Project, Vice Media, Review by Andrew Salomone
           Oregonian Winter Arts Guide, 10 Portland Art Exhibits that Stand Out, by Briana Miller
           Francesca Capone: Text(ure) Refracting Language, Review by Jennifer S. Cheng
           Local Tide, Thru Magazine, Review by Kathleen Dolan
2015   Michigan Quarterly Review, Interview with Elizabeth Shmuhl
           Textile Arts Center Blog, Writing in Threads, by Etta Sandry
2014   The Poetry Project Newsletter Oct/Nov, Interview with Rosmarie Waldrop and Ted Dodson
           The Brooklyn Rail, Francesca Capone Oblique Archive, by Charles Schultz
           The Wild Magazine, Readings from The Oblique Archive, by Michael Valinsky
           Poetry Foundation Harriet Blog, Intricate Threads of Francesca Capone
           LVL 3 Media, Artist of the Week
           Sight Unseen, Eye Candy: Feature, by Bree Apperly
2013   O Globo, Brasil, Palavra Consturada, by Alice Sant'Anna
           Pitch Zine Feature, Australia, New York Issue, Interview with Taylor Mitchell
2012   The New York Times, Running From The City, by Malu Byrne
           New York Magazine, Best Bets

RESIDENCIES & HONORS

2016   A-Z West Weaving Residency, Joshua Tree, CA
2015   Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY
           The Frances Mason Harris ’26 Prize, Brown University, RI
           The Jennings Hotel Artist in Residence, Joseph, OR
           Arts Initiative Grant, Creative Arts Council, Brown University, RI
2014   Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Resident Artist, Bethany, CT
           Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University, RI
2013   Creative Arts Council Grant, Brown University, RI
2012   Thomas M. Chappell Scholarship in Creative Writing, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
           Visual Poetry Residency with Jen Bervin, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

PUBLICATIONS

2017   Text means Tissue, Perfect Bound, Edition of 200, Available via Printed Matter
2016   Translation: Weaving + Text, Gramma Poetry
           Weaving Through Agnes Martin, SF MoMA Open Space
           Interview with Alexa Karolinski, Tunica Magazine Issue 5
           Poems from Manuscript Fragment, Big Big Wednesday
           Poems from Manuscript Fragment, Novembre Magazine
           Poems from Manuscript Fragment, Stonecutter Issue 5
           Poems from Manuscript FragmentOEI #71–72 : Utanför-det-absoluta-stadssystemet-aktiviteter
           Manuscript Fragment, Edition of 8
2015   Interview with Field Experiments, Tunica Magazine Issue 4
           United Projects Newsletter, October 2015 Issue
           The New Concrete: Visual Poetry in the 21st Century, Edited by Chris McCabe and Victoria Bean
           Primary Source, Gauss PDF Editions
           Pez Espiral N°3, Edited by Carlos Soto Román
           Scroll-i-n-g, Library of the Printed Web 3, Edited by Paul Soullelis
           Weaving Language Expanded Edition, Edition of 5
           Writing-in-Threads, Newspaper, Edition of 150, Available via Printed Matter
2014   I honor the huge blue, Gauss PDF
           Deciphering the Language of Fabric, Ten Souces, Poor Claudia
           Knit Wit Magazine, Issue One
           Tammy Journal, Issue Four
           Orte Magazine, Switzerland
           Imperial Matters, Edited by Sophia Le Fraga
           Textile Art Center Blog
2013   The Columbia Review
           Perhaps Blasphemous, Petrella's Imports
2012   Weaving Language (self-published edition of 100 released at Weaving Language Exhibition)
2011    Picture Plane (self-published edition of 100 released at Brucennial Exhibition)

PERFORMANCES & READINGS

2017   Text means Tissue Book Launch, Nationale, Portland, OR
2016   O'clock Press Release Party, Desiree C. Bailey with Capone, Helal, & McClure, Wendy's Subway, NY, NY
2015   Ladies Night, Group reading with Laura Warman, Natalia Panzer, Colleen Louise Barry, Portland, OR
           Pure Surface, Curated by Stacey Tran and Danielle Ross, Portland, OR
           Aeromoto and Wendy's Subway Present A+WS, Reading from Weaving Language, NADA NY
           Poetry Project Reading with Miriam Aitkin, Curated by The Poetry Project, Introduction by Judah Rubin, New York, NY
           Reading at BHQFU, with Deanna Havas, Corina Copp, and Charity Coleman, Organized by Sophia Le Fraga, New York, NY
           Performance at WordHack IX, Organized by Todd Anderson, Babycastles Gallery, New York, NY
           Reading at Book Zoo, with Kit Schluter and Jean Day, Organized by Tom Comitta, Oakland, CA
2014   Reading: Anthology 4, Brown University, Providence, RI
           Reading: Bleibe, Reste, Stay: The Final PWBMA! Zürich Skype Transmissions, Zürich, Switzerland
2013   Reading: Molasses Books, curated by Publication Studio Hudson, Brooklyn, NY
           Reading: McNally Jackson with Pura Lopez-Colome, Selections from Weaving Language, New York, NY
           Performance: Outdoor Frame Weaving with The Greenhorns, Ideas City Festival at the New Museum, New York, NY
           Lecture: Black Mountain College - Education of the Whole Person, Brooklyn, NY, Up Front Night Lecture Series

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

The Museum of Modern Art Library, New York, NY
The Anni and Josef Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT
Granoff Center Collection, Brown University, Providence, RI
The Harris Collection, John Hay Library, Providence, RI  
Rhode Island School of Design Private Collection, Providence, RI

TEACHING

Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
2017  Visiting Artist Lecture:  Body Politics with Alejandra Salinas
Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR
2017  Visiting Artist Lecture: Weaving Course with Sarah Wertzberger
Reed College, Portland, OR
2016  Visiting Artist Lecture: Creative Writing Course with Jae Choi
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, CA
2016  Keynote Lecture, Where Next? Conference on Interdisciplinary Art Practices
University of Washington Bothell, Seattle, WA
2016  Weaving Language Workshop in Amaranth Borsuk's MFA Writing Course
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2015  Visiting Artist Project: Weaving Language in Literary Arts and Studies, Poetry I with Mairead Byrne
2015  Guest Critic: Literary Arts and Studies, Digital Poetics with Mairead Byrne
2014  Visiting Artist Lecture: Literary Arts and Studies, Advanced Poetry with Mairead Byrne
2013  Visiting Artist Lecture: Digital Media Department, Bodies in Motion with Nell Breyer and Daniel Paluska
Brown University, Providence, RI
2015  Course: Visual Poetry, Writing as a Visual Practice
2014  Course: Poetry I Workshop
2014   Visiting Artist Lecture: Literary Arts Department, Writing: Material Differences with John Cayley
Providence College, Providence, RI
2015  Visiting Artist Lecture, Painting Department, with Heather McPherson
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, DE
2014  Visiting Artist Lecture: Initiative Wort Und Bild, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany
Textile Arts Center, New York, NY
2010-2012  Upholstery and Weaving Courses

COMMERCIAL WORK

2015 - Present   Nike, Materials Designer, Portland, OR
2012 - 2013   Marc by Marc Jacobs, Scarf Designer, New York, NY
2010 - 2012   Coach, Print & Pattern Designer, New York, NY

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