About Tapp Francke
Driven by an enduring interest in the psychological, emotional, and physical resonances of color, Tapp Francke creates photographs, installations, and sculptures. “I studied color and I believe everybody has a color,” she has said. “I choose . . . colors carefully.” At the beginning of her career she focused on photography, and then started working with mirrors and neon lighting to create wall sculptures and installations. Among her photographic work is a series of female nudes, which are blurred and positioned in settings of glowing color. In Balance, a naked figure sits in a forest green setting, her back facing the camera and a bright red ball suspended by her side. More recently, Francke completed the series “Reflections,” which features neon phrases—such as “it’s not me, it’s you” and “this is a self-portrait”—scrawled across framed mirrors.
American, b. 1971, New York, NY, United States, based in Southampton, NY, United States