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Francien Krieg


Francien Krieg [1973]  is a Dutch artist who lives in the country side in the middle of The Netherlands. She is living there with her two children and husband, working fulltime in her studio.


She graduated in 1998 from the Royal art academy in The Hague, study course Monumental art.  That brought her to think  conceptually and she discovered her fascination for the human body. Francien Krieg expressed her thoughts in these academic years with meat installations and human skins made of rubber.


A few years later, she picked up her passion for painting  at The Free Academy of The Hague. She expressed her fascination for the human body into paintings with strange body perspectives.

Soon her work was picked up by art collectors and art galleries. Her work became part of important Dutch art collections like ING Collection and the former Scheringa collection. One of the best galleries in The Netherlands, Gallery Mokum in Amsterdam, picked up the quality of her work and started a cooperation.


Francien’s career development brought her works to be showned at exhibitions like the art fair Scope Basel, art fair Realisme Amsterdam, Robert Lange Studios Charleston USA, From motion to Stillness Chicago at Zhou B art center, Townsend atelier Women painting women [r]evolution Tennessee US and recently an exhibition at Gallery Beinart named ‘Stark realisme’ featuring Effie Pryer and Ville Lopponen .

In 2017, she was nominated for the Dutch Portrait Award and shortlisted for the Figurativas 2017 MEAM in Barcelona.

Additionally, her work was published in the Austrian art magazine Milionart Kaleidoscope with a three paged article. Also recently, her work was in the curated issue by Shana Levenson and David Kassan in the family issue of Poets and artists.