Francesca Sundsten

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Francesca Sundsten
Born (1960-Missing required parameter 1=month!-00)Missing required parameter 1=month! , 1960
Hemet, California,
United States
Nationality American
Known for Painting
Movement Contemporary American realism
  • Artists Trust GAP Grant 1993
  • Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship 1989
  • San Francisco Foundation, Adalain Cadogan Award 1988
  • Ellie and John Stern Fellowship Fund in Art 1987
  • Spring Show Award (drawing), San Francisco Art Institute 1985
  • Printmaking Purchase Award, San Francisco Art Institute[1]

Francesca Sundsten (born 1960) is an American artist. Born in Hemet, California, Sundsten's family moved to the Seattle areawhen she was three. She has also lived in England, Malaysia, Boston, and San Francisco. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute in 1987 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Stanford University in 1990.[2] She has taught at the Academy of Fine Art, Seattle, WA and drawing & painting at Stanford University.

In addition to her painting, she has done numerous cover artwork for groups including her industrial rock musician husband Bill Rieflin's work with KMFDM and Pigface. Sundsten was also a musician herself, playing bass for the short-lived but locally influential art-punk Seattle band The Beakers.