Jacqueline Francis

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Jacqueline Francis
Associate Professor, Visual Studies Program, California College of the Arts
Jacqueline Francis is Associate Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts, which sits on traditional and unceded Ohlone land in the city now known as San Francisco. She is the author of Making Race: Modernism and “Racial Art” in America (2012) and co-editor of Romare Bearden: American Modernist (2011). She is co-Executive Editor of Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art and she founded the Association for Critical Race Art History (with Camara Dia Holloway). She is also a curator, most recently, of “A Matter of Time: New Work by Adia Millett” for Galerie du Monde in Hong Kong (2020). With Kathy Zarur, she has organized the exhibitions “Where Is Here” (2016, Museum of the African Diaspora—San Francisco) and “side by side|in the world” (2019, San Francisco Arts Commission). A member of the 3.9 Art Collective of San Francisco, her video work “RUN” (2021) was exhibited in the group’s show “Black Magic” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto (2021) and the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Main Gallery (2022).


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