About Me

Francena Ottley is a New York based photographer, installation artist, and poet. She is currently working on her BFA in Photography and Video at School of Visual Arts.

Exhibitions

(2017) 

"The Rewrite" in 'This is Permanent Group Show at School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

"Posture x Ello Issue 04 Release Party" at Superchief Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

"The Future is (Black) Femme" Group Show at ATYPE in New York, NY

"She Tells Me... An Interactive Experience" Solo Show at Disclaimer Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

"Becoming Shades" Group Show at Flatiron Gallery in New York, NY

Black History Month Exhibition at School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

Whitney Houston Biennial at Chashama in New York, NY

"Say Her Name: Being Here and Now" Group Show at School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

"Genius Loves Company" at Art Gallery - Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building in Harlem, NY


(2016)

"Seat of Heritage" for NYC Art Grind Event in Queens, NY

"Our Perceived Limitations" for Planet X NYC Art Grind All Female Artists Event in Queens, NY

"Retrospect" for Collaboration in Art Show in New York, NY

Bronx Art Space Exhibition in Bronx, NY

"Our Perceived Limitations" Solo Show at School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

"Aisha Abdulkadiri" for Freshman Show at School of Visual Arts in New York, NY

(2015)

"Sky High" for Photographic Society of America Youth Showcase in New Mexico

Publications

"How to Survive As A Black Woman" published in Visual Opinion Vol. 24 Issue 1 Open

"Our Perceived Limitations" publishing in Visual Opinion Vol. 23 Issue 2 Voice

"Las Verdades" published in Visual Opinion Vol. 22 Issue 4 Identity 

"Queens Art Intervention: Dwelling" in Partner with Deborah Wasserman's Hospitality at Queens Museum 

Awards

3rd Place Award in Photojournalism at 2014 Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Showcase

Press

https://www.thefourohfive.com/culture/article/art-spotlight-francena-ottley-150.

https://hyperallergic.com/367050/the-greatest-biennial-of-all/

https://www.villagevoice.com/2017/03/24/how-the-whitney-houston-biennial-help-to-push-feminist-art-forward/

http://bedfordandbowery.com/2017/08/colors-of-childhood-black-natural-hair-and-more-exhibitions-this-week/

http://www.chocolateinformed.com/archives/17577

http://www.stylehubng.com/2017/03/african-fashion-meets-stylish-traveller-shangani-fashion.html?m=1

http://bust.com/arts/193533-the-future-is-black-femme.html


https://www.artrabbit.com/events/she-tells-me

https://www.artslant.com/ny/events/show/451760-she-tells-me-an-interactive-experience

http://disclaimergallery.com/Francena.html

https://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/40/queensartintervention_2017_10_06_q.html

https://voicesofny.org/2015/12/no-more-sexual-exploitation-says-jackson-heights-artist/

http://www.sva.edu/events/archive/becoming-shades

https://www.modernghana.com/ghanahome/photos/event_album.asp?parent_id=81720&action=view&menu_id=0&cat_id=1

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