Fran Santelli's artwork explores the idea of duality itself. Duality, because it is at the very core of existence, from the micro to the macro, male and female, yin and yang, is treated in her art as something to be curious about and to celebrate. Putting opposites together can raise questions or illuminate, or perhaps do both at once. Layers of color and form create parallel worlds which sometimes mingle, sometimes don't, and which alternately accentuate or obfuscate one another. The imagery itself is meant to be as paired-down and archetypal as possible in order to express a feeling of universality, something true in its raw form. At the same time, there is no declaration about what is true, but rather a playful exploration about what might be.

Fran Santelli received her BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2012. She has worked as a painter, as well as a sculptor, jewelry maker, and miniaturist since 1995, and her creations have been shown in galleries, museums, and publications around the country. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.