“Tint has remained true to her original convictions about what a painting can be, yet her vigorous, street-smart recent works seem utterly of the moment.” – Karen Wilkin, Art In America
Influenced by the movements of color field and action painting, Francine Tint's paintings are the result of a process of disclosure, drawn from her own life events, dreams, and literature. Tint has been the proud recipient of grants and awards such as the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Grant, two Pollock Krasner Grants, and a recent Honorable Mention from the Butler Institute. Tint's work has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally; and is held in the permanent collections of over 27 museums, including the Portland Art Museum, the Heckscher Museum of Art, and the Krannert Art Museum. She has been featured in over 30 solo shows, her latest at Cavalier Galleries in New York City, and the Neuberger Museum of Art. Most recently, Tint held an invitational show at Jason McCoy and Monica King Contemporary, in New York City.
As a female artist making her way in the time of a mostly male body of Abstract Expressionists, Francine was a stand out in breaking into the "boys club"
As a child, Francine Tint dreamed of moving to New York to become an artist. She began her career in the city in fashion, working as a stylist. For 17 years Francine supported her artistic dreams by styling by day and painting by night. She says of that time, "It was rough, but it worked. It worked well." Inspiration was drawn from her time amongst the assorted styles and fashions of clothes. Francine says she, like many masters of old who studied costume, was inspired by the different folds and textures of fabric and the possibilities therein. As a female artist making her way in the time of a mostly male body of Abstract Expressionists, Francine was a stand out in breaking into the "boys club" (as she calls it). She developed a friendship with fellow artist Larry Poons, the two would help an inspire each other in years to come.
Francine developed her signature style as a result of painting in a small space. She prefers to create large scale works, and so would stretch canvas across the walls and ceiling of her studio, resulting in the drips in her pieces that have become a signature component of her work. Francine leads a very disciplined lifestyle, she rises each morning to exercise and then paints all day. Francine cites painting as her outlet to letting loose, freeing herself from the discipline she brings into all other aspects of her life.
Francine Tint is a New York based abstract expressionist painter. She studied painting at Pratt Institute as well as the Brooklyn Museum College. Tint's 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 and the Krannert Art Museum in Chicago. Her work is in private and corporate collections including Pepsi Co. and Mount Sinai Hospital.
2018 Goodman, Jonathan, Art Fuse; Francine Tint at Cavalier Gallery: "A truly gifted abstract-expressionist artist"
2018 Lombardi, D. Dominick, Artes Magazine; New York's Cavalier Gallery shows Contemporary Artist, Francine Tint: 'Explorations'
2018 Hrbaeck, Mary; Culture Catch, March, 2018: Exploring The World Of Francine Tint.
2018 Gibson, David; Artquips, March 2018: Francine Tint "Explorations" at Cavalier Gallery.
2018 Nahas, Dominque; dArt International, The Explorations of Francine Tint: "This artist is a senior member of the ab-ex boy's-club movement and over the years has not relinquished her steady hold of gestural abstraction."
2016 Halasz, Piri; From The Mayor's Doorstep, Feb 1 2016: "Love Goddess" (2012) by Francine Tint, combined vigorous organization built by flowing lines with a radiant palette of pinks, golds and blues. Here is an artist who knows and loves both Venetian color and Florentine design!"
2015 The Observer: Reinvention: Francine Tint's Abstractions Evolve at Walter Wickiser Gallery. Piri Halsz, February 2015: "Colors are brighter, with much more vigorous color contrasts, and Ms. Tint has taken to emulating Manet, Goya and Velázquez in using black as a color more often."
2012 Halasz, Piri, From The Mayor's Doorstep, No. 104 (16 October-22 December 2012) "… Over at Wickiser, Tint's "Spouting" (2012) is the best…"
2010 Halasz, Piri, From the Mayor's Doorstep, At the top of the list "Divine Influence: Past and Present" at Wilmer Jennings, "A number of shows that I've seen in the past month merit attention, mostly because of their quality…" "The paintings that I like best were Strawberry Fields Forever and Aurum both by Tint." December 1, 2010
2010 Rosenberg, Karen, New York Times, Hecksher Museum, An Anniversary, Old Meets New, New York Times NY edition, page LI-11
2010 Rywalt, Chris, NYC art, Winter White at Tria Gallery, "It's a beautiful and subdued Abstract Expressionist piece," January 7, 2010
2010 Halasz, Piri, Art Critical, Winter White at Tria Gallery, "..quite possibly the best, and certainly the freest painting in the show," January 2010
2008 Wilkin, Karen, Art in America, Reviews Tria Show October 2008, pg 194: "Tint's aims haven't changed, but the context for her work has, allowing-or forcing us to consider it in new ways."
2008 Halasz, Piri, From the Mayor's Doorstep, June-July 2008: "Tint is such a reliable performer that it might be easy to take her for granted, were it not for the talent, enthusiasm and dedication she brings to her work, and the resultant sense of ease, control yet abandonment that it conveys."
2007 Women's Wear Daily, August 2007, Tint's Body of Work, profile by Molly Prior
2005 Hampton Magazine- Interview, Francine Tint, by H.L. Giffor, Issue 5, Volume 2.
2005 Halasz, Piri, Print Edition- "A Fine Show of Paintings At Joyce Towbin Chasan Fine Art", No. 62, July 2, 2005.
2003 Sisaro, Ben, New York Times, "Silent Auction", Arts briefing, Andy Warhol, Sol Lewitt, Richard Serra, William Wegman, Francine Tint, Mark Di Suvero, August 7, 2003, P. E2 Highlights.
2003 Newhall, Edith, NY Magazine, Editor's recommendation, "A survey of the artists large- scale gestural abstract paintings." through 4/5, Gale-Martin, March 24, 2003.
2003 Robinson, Walter, Art Net, "Francine Tint is having a ten-year survey of her abstractions sweeping brush strokes and lava-like paint", p. 3 of 6, 4/1/03.
2003 Halasz, Piri, Deluxe Print Edition, Gale-Martin Fine Art Magazine, Review of "A Ten Year Retrospective", No. 45: March 2003
2002 Klein, Lee, NY Arts Magazine, Review of Atelier International, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Gale-Martin Fine Art, March 2002.
Sheffield, Margaret, Art in America, "Francine Tint at Atelier International", Feb. 2002.
2001 Halasz, Piri, New York Arts, "Review of Solo Exhibition at Atelier International", Nov. 2001.
Halasz, Piri, Francine Tint at Atelier International, "From the Mayor's Doorstep", No. 35, Oct 15, 2001.
1999 Halasz, Piri, Review National Arts Club Exhibition, "From the Mayor's Doorstep", No. 20: July
Dahl, Renée, Hamptons Magazine, "H Connoisseur- National Arts Club Review", July 16-July 22, 1999, p. 54.
1998 Ebony, David, Art in America, Review of Exhibitions, March 1998, p.106.
Avenue Magazine, "Best of the Season", Feb. 1998.
Klein, Lee, New York Arts, "Tribes", Jan. 1998.
1997 Halasz, Piri, "From the Mayor's Doorstep", Oct. 15, 1997
El Ponto de Las Artistic, "Solo Color", Francine Tint, Madrid Spain, July 31, 1997.
1996 Monji, Makiko, Oggi International Tokyo, Japan, "Profile on Francine Tint, Her Life and Art", April.
1995 Jamie Ellin, Forbes, "Exhibition Review: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Artopia Gallery, Sunstrom Fine Art, Oct.
Monji, Makiko, Oggi International Tokyo, Japan, "Profile on Francine Tint, Her Life and Art"
Tomor, Michael A. PhD, 1995 Exhibition Catalogue, "American Masters of Watercolor"
Francine TintPainter Francine Tint in her NYC studio talking about her history by Jeffrey Collins February 1, 2021The first time I entered Francine Tint's studio with my camera gear. Prepared to get as much interview footage as I could. What you see is a culmination of that day and the days before and after, gathering all the great photos that Francine had of herself, her work, and her with her colleagues. Francine Tint is a New York based painter. She studied at Pratt Institute and Brooklyn Museum College. Tint’s work has been exhibited in over thirty solo shows in the United States and Europe. In the permanent...
Francine Tint's Virtual Museum Exhibition
Francine Tint is a New York-based in artist whose career and current work reflect her long-standing involvement in abstract-expressionist art practice. Tint, whose paintings the famous critic Clement Greenberg regularly discussed in visits to her studios, has been influenced by earlier New York School practices--but without facile reiteration. Tint belongs to a small group of painters who are transforming a heavily trodden path into something quite free of excessive historical influence. So Tint is to be congratulated on her tenacious, innovatory revision of a great past in painting. As a painter, Tint relies on broad, more or less monochromatic backgrounds, usually embellished by abstract flourishes, whose uncertain outlines result in splotches and blurred forms that contrast with the single color behind them. These may be paintings whose general ambience feels familiar, but the works do in fact establish a formal vision, one close to poetry, that occurs as an independent reading of a popular style. Painterly lyricism is the best way to describe Tint's art. Although she is a mature artist, Tint nonetheless commits her art to the current actions of the moment, new and visionary at once.