Francien Krieg

Francien Krieg [1973] is a Dutch artist who lives in the countryside in the middle of The Netherlands. She is living there with her two children and husband, working full-time in her studio. 

She graduated from the Royal art academy in The Hague in 1998, obtaining a degree in monumental art, which brought her to think conceptually and during which she discovered her fascination for the human body. Francien Krieg expressed her thoughts in these academic years with meat installations and human skins made of rubber.  

A few years later, she picked up her passion for painting at The Free Academy of The Hague. She expressed her fascination for the human body in paintings with unusual body perspectives. 

Soon her work was picked up by art collectors and art galleries. Her work became part of important Dutch art collections like the ING Collection and the former Scheringa collection. One of the better galleries in The Netherlands, Gallery Mokum in Amsterdam, picked up on the quality of her work and initiated a cooperation. 


Francien’s career development brought her works to be shown at exhibitions like the art fair Scope Basel, the art fair Realisme Amsterdam, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston USA, from motion to Stillness Chicago at Zhou B art centre, Townsend atelier Women painting women [r]evolution Tennessee US and recently an exhibition at Gallery Beinart named Strak realisme featuring Effie Pryer and Ville Lopponen. 

She was nominated for the Dutch Portrait Award and shortlisted for the Figurativas 2017/ 2019/ 2020 at MEAM in Barcelona. 

Additionally, her work was published in the Beautifulbizarremagazine featuring a three-page article. Many articles were published with her work in online and printed magazines like: Realisme today, Artists on art, Theguideartists ,Boldbrush, Poets and artists and many more. 

Also, her work was part of the MEAM exhibition Women painting women and painting today and she published a book about her work 2018.