Abby Franzen-Sheehan is an artist and designer with 24+ years of experience in her studio practice, museum education, project management, and publications. As a professional artist exploring the nexus of feminism, politics, and history, she has created paintings, prints, collages, and sculptures that have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions for two decades. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Rhode Island School of Design, and spent a year in Rome, Italy in the European Honors Program.
As publications director at The Andy Warhol Museum, she managed over a dozen book projects in seven years as a department of one. As an associate curator of education, she developed contemporary arts curriculum units that were translated for world audiences in English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, and Japanese web versions. She has designed every kind of graphic for The Warhol from print brochures and exhibition graphics, to exterior banners and permanent gallery donor signs.
Franzen-Sheehan loves libraries, hiking in the woods, dog agility, gardening, dark chocolate, and poetry.