David Francis
David Francis

David Francis works primarily as an artist-curator with a practice informed by archaeology (field excavator, 1985 – 2005) and poetics (MFA, PhD in Poetry and Critical Theory, University of Washington). He has taught literature, art, and writing at universities and colleges in Delaware, Washington, Kentucky, Semester at Sea, Poland (Fulbright, 1998-99), and Hungary (Fulbright, 2002). From 1999 - 2006, he taught in the Humanities and Sciences department at Cornish College of the Arts before joining Pratt Fine Arts Center as an Instructor in Diverse Disciplines. Since 2006, he has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions for the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Seattle. In addition to more than 20 curatorial essays in exhibition catalogs, his publications include a book of award-winning poems, a book on the Zoque indigenous region in Oaxaca, Mexico, and many archaeological reports. Currently he serves as curator for the Museum of Glass in Tacoma.


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