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Painting from Memory’, Chris Becker, HoustonCityBook, August 2018 (PDF)

'Show Up: Francesca Fuchs,' Casey Gregory, Arts and Culture, Aug 2018 (PDF) 

'Lawndale Art Center gets a minimalist makeover,' Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle, Jan 2018 

'Sleight of Hand: Francesca Fuchs at Lawndale Art Center,' Nancy Wozny, ArtsandCulture Texas, Jan 2018 

'Francesca Fuchs:(Re)Collection,' Rachel Hooper, Art Ltd, Nov/Dec 2013 (PDF) 

'Francesca Fuchs: Paintings of Paintings at Talley Dunn Gallery', Robyn O'Neil, glasstire.com, Oct 9, 2012

Critics' Picks: Francesca Fuchs,' Garland Fielder, Artforum.com, ('Paintings' @ Texas Gallery) March 3/2010 (PDF) 

'Varieties of Abstraction: Lisa Cooley Fine Art,' Roberta Smith, New York Times, Aug 5, 2010 (PDF)

'Francesca Fuchs: Losing the Edge,' Michael Bise, Glasstire.com, Feb 2009

'Francesca Fuchs at the Contemporary Art Museum,' Charles Dee Mitchell, Art in America, Dec 2007 (PDF)

'Francesca Fuchs: Perspectives 155,' Michelle White, Artlies #54 (Summer 2007) (PDF)

'Warming Up to Strange, Gigantic Babies,' Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle, (Francesca Fuchs @ Contemporary Arts Museum) April 1, 2007 (PDF)

'Perspectives 155: Francesca Fuchs', Kelly Klaasmeyer/Troy Schulze, Houston Press,(Francesca Fuchs @ Contemporary Arts Museum) April 18, 2007 

'Bill Davenport, Francesca Fuchs and Brad Tucker at Ibid Projects,' Wren M. Allen, Artlies #49 (Winter 2006) 

'Conversation on Painting,' Paola Morsiani, Artlies #47, Summer 2005 

'Breast in Show,' Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, Sep/22/2005 (Mom @ Texas Gallery)

'Fusion Art,' Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, 3/27/2003 (Portrait Paintings @ Texas Gallery) 

'Everyday Art,' Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, 8/24/2000 (Out of the Ordinary @ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston) 

'De-meaning objects,' Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, 6/29/2000 (Brad Tucker, Francesca Fuchs, Katrina Moorhead, Ludwig Schwarz @ Inman Gallery)

'Shelf life,' Shaila Dewan, Houston Press, 12/03/1998 (Serenade and other works @ Texas Gallery)


F's paintings of the objects children make are drawn from her own family stories, and perhaps to think of them alongside the Paintings of Paintings makes a certain kind of sense: there are many different reasons we give value to things. To paint other forgotten paintings and to paint modest objects means that F's new paintings ask questions of what painting actually does, how we live with it, and why.
- Laura August, She Lives with Objects, 2018

She’s showing us what we actually view, day in, day out. And she’s doing it without explanation. There are no additives here, there’s certainly no flash. It is what it is. (...) This directness should be admired. It reminds me of the thrill I get when I see a Mexican restaurant called “Taco”, or an office supply store called “Office Supply Store.” These frank offerings all feel as tender as a simple handshake.
- Robyn O’Neil, October 9, 2012, ‘Francesca Fuchs: Paintings of Paintings,’ Glasstire.com

Francesca Fuchs makes small, wonderfully wan renditions of even smaller snapshots and drawings, including mats, frames and those frames’ shadows, that seem to be fading into the mist, toward abstraction.
- Roberta Smith, Aug 5 2010, The New York Times, Varieties of Abstraction

In other words, questions about objectivity and the artist’s emotive distance in terms of representation become even clearer when she subjectively, selectively and deliberately pushes around paint. As a result, Fuchs confidently proves, as in past work, that the iconicity of traditional notions of womanhood and its association with the home are still hanging around in all their banal and disquieting splendor. (....) Fuchs’ version is deadpan and unapologetically untidy.
- Michelle White, Artlies#54, Francesca Fuchs: Perspectives 155