Frances Gallardo (San Juan, 1984) is a Puerto Rican artist living in New York. She obtained a Master's degree in Visual Arts from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Humanities from the University of Puerto Rico. Gallardo has made numerous national and international Art residences such as Latin American Roaming Art - LARA (Panama), Caribbean Linked IV (Aruba), The Center for Book Arts (New York), Live Workshop - Museum of Contemporary Art (San Juan) and The Practice , Beta-Local (San Juan).
Her participation in group exhibitions includes Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago (Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach), Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (Perez Art Museum, Miami), Displaced images / images in space: IV Triennial Poli / Gráfica de San Juan, Latin America and the Caribbean (Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan) and the XV Triennale of Tallinn (KUMU Art Museum, Estonia). She has presented her work in solo exhibitions such as Meteoro (Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan), Meteorology (Torpedo Factory, Alexandria), Landings (lift off) and Conduit, both at Cornell University, where she received the Charles Baskerville Award for excellence in studies graduates in fine arts.
Gallardo was also awarded the Lexus Award for the Arts (San Juan) dedicated to emerging artists' projects. His work has been reviewed in the magazine Small Ax, Art Nexus and the book Frescos: Artistas Puertorriqueños menores de 35, among others. Her work is in public and private collections such as the Art Museum of Puerto Rico, the Cortes Collection, the New York Federal Reserve and the El Barrio Museum. Soon her work will be exhibited permanently in New York City through the public art program of the Department of Art and Design of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of that city.