Chairperson, Art Department, Orchard Park High School, Orchard Park, NY (former)

  • 21st Annual Juried Members’ Show, Western New York Artists Group, Second Place
  • Ill at Ease: Dis-ease in Art, Center for the Arts Gallery, University at Buffalo
  • ​Buffalo Society of Artists Spring Juried Exhibition,Kenan Art Center Gallery, Lockport, NY, Honorable Mention
  • Unseen:Photography Beyond the Visible, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, RI
  • Artist of the Month, Blue Plate Studio, North Tonawanda, NY (Artist Talk, 3/30/17)
  • Buffalo Society of Artists Fall Juried Show, Carnegie Art Center, Buffalo,  Jeanette Blair Award
  • Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2016, California
  • Niagara Frontier Art Exhibit Biennial, Lockport, NY
  • ​Thumb Box Exhibition, Meibohm Fine Arts,  Lockport, NY
  • Passing Through, solo show, Buffalo ArtSpace
  • Vintage Images Reborn, Impact Gallery, Buffalo
  • 118th  Catalogue Juried Show, Buffalo Society of Artists, Hi-Temp Fabrication, Buffalo
  • Music is Art, Buffalo
  • Art for a Cause: Hospice Benefit, Prime 490, Buffalo
  • Buffalo Big Print, featured artist
  • Buffalo Society of Artists, various juried exhibits
  • Hallwalls Members Show
  • 105th Catalogue Juried Show, Buffalo Society of Artists, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo
  • Road Kill: The Flattening of America, solo show, Impact Gallery, Buffalo
  • Buffalo Society of Artists Members' Juried Show, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo
  • NYSATA Group Show, Best in Show
  • Co-Incidences, solo show, Impact Gallery, Buffalo
  • Emergence, group show, Impact Gallery, Buffalo
  • Women's Voices, group show, Impact Gallery, Buffalo
  • In Western New York, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
  • Art Dialogue Gallery, various group shows
  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Site, group show, Buffalo
  • Clary-Miner Gallery, group show, Buffalo
  • Emphasis Art, Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College, Honorable Mention
  • Artists Gallery, group show, Buffalo
  • Waterworks: Invitation Regional Exhibition, Adams Memorial Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
  • Surface Tension, solo show, Campos Photography Center, Buffalo and Rochester, NY
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Preview and Consignment, Buffalo
  • Upstairs at Mr. Goodbar, group show, Buffalo
  • Landings, solo show, Campos Photography Center, Buffalo
  • Three in Time and Space, solo show, Campos Photography Center, Buffalo and Rochester, NY
  • Florence Cooper Gallery, Buffalo
  • Brian Art Galleries, Buffalo
  • Faculty and Graduate Student Collection, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Buffalo State College
  • Waterfront Village Condominiums, Buffalo 

Publications

Professional Organizations

  • Lois Lane's Lament: The Denegrating Images of Women in Superhero Comic Books, The Journal of Gender Issues in Art and Education
  • Work from Road Kill: The Flattening of America selected for inclusion in Christian Iconography: Activism in Contemporary Art of Lillian Mendez and Frani Evedon by Mary Wyrick, Art Education Professor, Buffalo State College, published in Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education

Exhibits

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • Burchfield-Penney Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY
  • Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
  • El Museo, Buffalo, NY
  • Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo, NY
  • Buffalo Society of Artists, Board Member, Communications Chair

         Lakota Shaman Lame Deer said, “The physical aspect of existence is only representative of what is real.”  In photography, objects must exist on the physical plane in order to be captured on film or digitally, but I see a synchronicity that I attempt to bring to realization for everyone to experience. 


       Although my primary concern has always been the creation of images which communicate the existence of this alternate reality, I became dissatisfied with their subtlety.  Events of the physical plane, both personal and global, grew to a level of urgency which, for me, demanded expression. What emerged was a series of photographs called Road Kill: The Flattening of America.  Two of these images were included in the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education:  "Christian Iconography and Activism in Contemporary Art of Lillian Mendez and Frani Evedon" by Dr. Mary Wyrick, Professor of Art Education, Buffalo State College, New York.


         I continue to create images that study synchronicity as well as explore issues that are based in the physical.  Currently, I am using Magnetic Resonance Imagery (MRI) and X-rays to delineate the concept of deterioration.  Our physical bodies certainly deteriorate over time, but so does our planetary body, helped along by environmental neglect, global violence and disease.  As I work on these images, I have discovered that I am combining my penchant for the metaphorical and abstract with the grittiness of Road Kill resulting in visual assertions that explore the transitory nature of the physical on both individual and universal levels.

Copyright 2015. Frani Evedon. All Rights Reserved. 

  • Master of Science in Art Education, summa cum laude, State Unversity at Buffalo, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, cum laude, Hofstra University, New York

Teaching

Frani Evedon

Education

Fine Art Photography