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).
Where to find Simone Frank online
Because We're Stupid
Do we really have a soul mate? This piece of writing explores regret over a break-up. A woman remembers, painfully her love affair with a man she deemed to be her soulmate. She recounts what she loved about him. The memories, though positive, are the cause of some pain. She discusses the possibility of soul mates with a friend who is cynical about love.
The Shuttle to Love
This story is about near misses. Have you ever felt like you have met your possible future husband, wife or partner and failed to act? Is there an opportunity at your door now that you hesitate to take? If you answered yes to any of the above question, you will enjoy reading, ‘The Shuttle to Love.'
Fandala, an urbane visual artist, hails a cab in a rush to make a submission deadline. The cabdriver seems to know her which peaks her curiosity. From uptown to downtown, they share pieces of their lives. It is a comedic, romantic, inspiring story about work, love and life.
A Soulful Seniors Moment
A Soulful Seniors Moment is an exploration of the fear of aging. It is based on several true stores and some imagined.
A portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to Mid Toronto Community Service.
For creative types who have considered a career in banking. For people who have lost loved ones who when alive, lead the way. For children and adults without parents. For wise people who have grown tired. For those who once believed in many things, but find themselves crying at the loss of goodness in the world. For those who need a reason to keep going. Get up!
I Am Love
This piece is for people who have given up on love. You shouldn't. Don't do it!
For those who think they are too weird or too damaged to find someone to love them. For those who have considered filling the space of love with work, money, pets or baked good. One of the best cures for romantic depression is to read something inspiring!
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