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Simone Frank was born in Toronto, 1970. When she was three years old, her mother told her to draw the drapes. Her mother meant, of course, to close them. She did. She also took out her crayons and when her mother saw the illustration of the decorative floral drapes, she bought Simone and easel, brushes, palette and oil paints.
She has a BAA in Fashion Design – Ryerson University, 1993, a Dean’s list Diploma in Graphic Design – George Brown College, 2009, a writing certificate – Humber College, 2003.
Exhibiting since 1991 in solo and group exhibitions in the GTA, her work is part of the Chinese Canadian Business Association’s collection. She exhibited at BAND, A Space Windows and City Hall, Toronto.
In St. Vincent, Caribbean, she had three solo exhibitions: Singer Gallery, Lambii’s Yatch Club and Frangipani Hotel – owned and operated by the Prime Minister’s daughter. Simone was interviewed twice on the radio while there. She also exhibited in Tokyo.
She received three grants: Toronto Arts Council Exhibition Assistance 1994, 1997 and Ontario Arts Council Writer’s Reserve, 1997.
Simone Frank taught private art classes from her studio called Soul Designs for a few years until she taught for the Toronto Board of Education’s ACE Program in 1988. That year she was also published in Litté Realité, then later in Word Magazine 2002, Anonymous Cheese 2006 (through the Mississauga Arts Council).
She will be exhibiting pages of her graphic novel at Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Phillips Square (Toronto City Hall).
September 19-20, 2015