Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 11th 2009 to Jun 30th 2009
  • FROM : USA/Japan

Shingo Francis received his bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. He subsequently lived and worked in Oakland, CA while attending classes at the California College of Arts and Crafts in film and video. While in the Bay Area Francis participated in several early group exhibitions at the Minna Street Gallery in San Francisco.

In 1996 Francis returned to Los Angeles and set up The Hatch Art Space with several other artists in the Los Angeles area. Francis participated in multiple exhibitions at The Hatch. In 2001 Francis relocated to Yokohama, Japan, where he has participated in multiple group and solo exhibitions. In 2003, Francis received the SICF Fumio Nanjo Award, who was Deputy Director at the Mori Museum at the time. In 2006 Francis reestablished The Hatch with new members in the Japanese art community. Renamed Hatch Art, the collective has organized four exhibitions in Yokohama showcasing artists from both Japan and abroad.

Francis will participate in the Yokohama 2009 City Arts Project this fall, and will organize a Hatch Art Project at the ISE Cultural Foundation in New York next year.