Frances Cathryn

Kingston, NY

Frances Cathryn recontextualizes stories as they’ve been told to us, focusing on the intersection of collective memory and public art.

Her writing is published in Frieze magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, ARTnews magazine, the Brooklyn Rail, and Social Text journal. She has held workshops and public talks at the Yale School of Art, MASS MoCA, NYU ITP, the Rhode Island School of Design, New Inc. at the New Museum, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, among others. 

Her work combines civic engagement, social protest, and design to reimagine the American cultural landscape. In 2020, she started a campaign to remove three monuments in a public park where she lives in Kingston, New York, pressuring policymakers to commit to the task.

Frances received her BA in English literature and liberal studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her MA in modern and contemporary literature from the University of Virginia.