BIOGRAPHY

Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil, producing mixed media art, painting and video art. His research is linked to philosophical and psychological approaches, in which he takes place in the observation of human behavior, as a social being. He develops his ideas on different supports such as fabrics, recycled materials, natural pigments, as well as paper. His curriculum includes numerous individual and collective exhibitions, and his work is present in private collections in New York, São Paulo, London, Los angeles, Berlin, Portugal, Spain, Detroit, Miami, New Orleans and public collections such as National Arts Clubs, New York, USA, Exhibition Center Odivelas Museum , Lisbon, Portugal, Superior Court of Justice Museum, Brasília, Brazil. The artist has already presented his works in individual exhibitions In Brazil, United States, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Ukraine, South Korea.


ARTIST STATEMENT

The search for existence, for the meaning of existing and for the experience with the world in the most diverse manifestations leads Rodrigo Franzão to reflect on the distortions of the urban, the values of contemporary society and the interventions of human beings in the world and their interaction with themselves. It develops different languages through mixed media, textile art and video art to highlight the details and mechanisms that are fragmented into dispersions, intervals and noises. Franzão combines two-dimensional and three-dimensional effects, creating a relationship of dependence between them, harmonizing the contrast between form and color, light and shadow, movement and inertia.

EDUCATION

2023
• MBA in Museology, Curatorship and Exhibition Management. UNITAU. Brazil.

2021
• MBA in Art History and Visual Culture. UCAM. Brazil.

2009
• Psychpedagogy and Art Therapy. FPA. Brazil.

2015
• Arts. CEUCLAR. Brazil.

2004
• Language Arts. UNIMARCO. Brazil.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
• Personal Structures. Casa dos Contos Museum, Ouro Preto, Brazil.

2016
• Surfaces and Abstractions. Antônio Lino Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015
• katharsis. National Arts Club, New York, USA.
• Involuntary Exclusion. Superior Tribunal de Justiça Museum, Brasília, Brazil.
• Weaving Shapes. Anexxo Gallery. Goiás, Brazil.

2014
• Involuntary Exclusion. Anexxo Gallery, Goiás, Brazil.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2022
• Art for Art's Sake, Jillian Mac Fine Art Gallery, New Orleans, USA.
• Tecer Encaixar Acumular, Andrea Rehder Arte Contemporânea Galeria de Arte, São Paulo, Brasil.

2019
• Berlin Art Week: Latinoamerican Art, South Embassy Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
• Creative Pride, National Arts Club, NY, USA.
• Little Islands Fest, Amorgos, Greece.
• South Embassy Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
• Concept: the 5th Int. Exhibition on Conceptual Art. CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, Korea.

2017
• Love Inspires. Inn Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
• Outside the Lines: The 4º Drawing Invitational. National Arts Club, NY, USA.

2016
• Between The Lines: Exploring Drawings. National Arts Club, NY, USA.

2015
• The International Biennial on Textile Art - Fibremen 5. Scythia, Kherson, Ukraine.

2014
• Involuntary Exclusion. Anexxo Gallery, Goiás, Brazil.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

• Natinal Arts Clubs, New York, USA.
• Exhibition Center Odivelas Museum, Lisbon, Portugal.
• Superior Tribunal de Justiça Museum, Brasília, Brazil.
• Private collectors.


CURATOR

2022
• Intellectual Beauty, Museu Têxtil, São Paulo, Brazil. (43 Artists/18 Nationalities)

2020
• Contrasting Shapes, Museu Têxtil, São Paulo, Brazil. (28 Artists/11 Nationalities)


AUTHOR

• Contrastes de Forma: Arte Têxtil e Mista 2014 - 2020. ISBN 978-65-001-6078-9
• Intellectual Beauty: Textile Art e Mixed Media 2004 - 2022. ISBN 978-65-998488-0-3

INTERVIEWS

• Nakagawa, Zulfiya. "Rodrigo Franzão." 365 art+ Magazine, June. 2022, p. 18-21. Print. (Japan)
• Barbastefano, Pedro. "Arte em Costura." 29 Horas Magazine, July. 2022, p. 12. Print. (Brazil)
• Navarro, Dafta. "Rodrigo Franzão." Art Market Magazine, April. 2022, p. 82-95. Print. (Israel)
• Adams, Helen. "Rodrigo Franzão." Textile Curator, July. 2020, p. 1. Web. (London)
• Carson, Mary. "Rodrigo Franzão: Industrial strength stitching" Textile Artist, Oct. 2019, p. 1. Web. (London)
• Kuszynski, Piotr. Interview: Rodrigo Franzão, FAKfulness Magazine no.1, May 2019, p. 60-61. Print. (Netherlands)
• Grahm, Anne. Interview: Rodrigo Franzão, Art Reveal Magazine no.47, May 2019, p. 44-50. ISBN 9780368954870. Print. (England)
• Eichert-Schäfer, Claudia . "Interview mit dem brasilianischen Kunstler Rodrigo Franzão." Textile Art Magazine, April 2019. Web. (Berlin)
• Paiva, Maristella. "Museu Casa dos Contos recebe a exposição Estruturas Pessoais." Tv Top Cultura, March 2017. Video. (BRAZIL)
• Bennellick, Mary. "Abstract Textiles" Be Creative with Workbox, Jul./Aug. 2015, p. 82-85. Print. (ENGLAND)
• Rotelli, Pietro. "Rodrigo Franzão." The Art Zine, June 2015, p. 1. Web. (ITALY)
• Aragão, Judith Luzardo de. "Rodrigo Franzão: Subtração Involuntária." Vem Comigo TV, May 2015. Video. (BRAZIL)
• Giusti, André. "Museu do Superior Tribunal de Justiça: entrevista." Museu do Superior Tribunal de Justiça, May 2015. Audio. (BRAZIL)
• Pitcher, Sam. "Rodrigo Franzão: Abstract forms." Textile Artist, Dec. 2014, p. 1. Web. (LONDON)


SELECTED PRESS

• "Supertition Review: Rodrigo Franzão." Arizona State University, Issue 23, May. 2019, p. 1. Web. (USA)
• "Museu Casa dos Contos recebe a exposição Estruturas Pessoais." Tv Top Cultura, March 2017. Video. (BRAZIL)
• "Espaço Cultural: Catálogo 2015." Secretária de Documentação, Memória e Cultura, Dec. 2016, p. 20. Print. (BRAZIL)
• "Supertition Review: Rodrigo Franzão." Arizona State University, Issue 16, Dec. 2015, p. 1. Web. (USA)
• "Rodrigo Franzão representa o Brasil com duas obras em Bienal de arte têxtil na Ucrãnia, que começa dia 22 de outubro." Obras de Arte, Oct. 2015, p. 1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "Rodrigo Franzão to O Brasil na Bienal de arte têxtil na Ucrãnia." Artistas e Artes, Oct. 2015, p. 1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "KATARZA I RAVNOTEŽA." DRUGI PAR GAĆA, Oct. 2015, p. 1. Web. (CROATIA)
• "Do espaço do STJ para Nova York". JusBrasil, Oct. 2015, p. 1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "The National Arts Club presents Rodrigo Franzão - Katharsis." Guest of a guest, Sep. 2015, p. 1. Web. (USA)
• "Artista de Goiás é o 1º brasileiro a expor em famosa galeria dos EUA. Telas de Rodrigo Franzão vão ficar em local que já teve obras de Picasso." G1 - Globo TV, Sep. 2015, p.1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "Rodrigo Franzão é o primeiro brasileiro a expor na Marquis Galeria em 117 anos: O espaço recebe dez obras do artista paulistano." Revista Brasileiros, Sep. 2015, p. 1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "Rodrigo Franzão é o primeiro artista plástico brasileiro, em 117 anos, a expor na Marquis Gallery do National Arts Club, em Nova York." Obras de Arte, Sep. 2015, p. 1. Web. (BRAZIL)
• "Terraço Paulistano: SP-Abadiãnia-NY" Veja São Paulo, Aug. 2015, p. 27. Print. (BRAZIL)
• "The limit is imagination: Rodrigo Franzão on his abstract art." Arts Culture, July 2015, p. 1. Web. (ENGLAND)
• "Rodrigo Franzão - Abadiãnia, Goiás, Brazil." 365 days-365 artists, May 2015, p. 1. Web. (USA)
• "Rodrigo Franzão: Subtração Involuntária." Vem Comigo TV, May 2015. Video. (BRAZIL)
Fernandes, Maria T. "Arte em Abadiânia." Revista Roteiro Brasília, Oct./Nov. 2014, p. 16. Print. (BRAZIL)

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