Photo: Sol Aramendi, 2018

Photo: Sol Aramendi, 2018

Frances Gallardo (San Juan, 1984) is a visual artist living in New York.

She earned an MFA in Studio Art from Cornell University and a BFA in Drawing and Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico.

Gallardo has completed numerous residencies including Latin American Roaming Art (LARA Panama), Caribbean Linked IV (Aruba), The Center for Book Arts (New York), Taller Vivo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (San Juan) and La Práctica, Beta-Local (San Juan).

Her exhibitions include Puerto Rico: Defying Darkness (516 ARTS, Albuquerque), Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach), Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (Perez Art Museum, Miami), Displaced Images/Images in Space: IV Poly/Graphic San Juan Triennial: Latin America and the Caribbean (Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan) and the XV Tallinn Print Triennial (KUMU Art Museum, Estonia). 

Solo exhibitions include Meteoro (Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan), Meteorology (Torpedo Factory, Alexandria) as well as Landings (lift off) and Conduit, both at Cornell University, where she was recipient of the Charles Baskerville Award for graduate studies in fine art. Gallardo has also received the Lexus Emerging Artist Grant (San Juan) and NYSCA 2018 Decentralization Artist in the Community Grant (New York). Her work has been featured in Small Axe, Art Nexus and Frescos: Puerto Rican Artists Under 35.

Work is represented by Lucy García Arte Contemporáneo, Santo Domingo, DR.