WRITER • SCHOLAR • CRITIC • ADVENTURER

Frances Guerin

Frances has spent a lifetime looking at and interpreting images. Her work is fuelled by the belief that art is for comfort, companionship and infinite inspiration. In her writing, art, film, and visual culture are touchstones for journeying into the unknown, and for understanding the world from previously unexplored perspectives.

Frances’s art criticism and other scholarly writing focuses on late-19th/early-20th century modernism, and 20th century avant-garde and experimental film, photography, painting, and other visual media.

Frances’s fiction and personal essays bring together her love of images and ongoing commitment to the issues that concern women in the 21st century.

Frances is also an experienced public speaker. She takes museum and gallery tours for small and large groups, gives public lectures on art and visual culture, and teaches. Frances lives in Paris.

Frances is available for writing commissions and public speaking engagements in the areas of and related to her work on film, art and visual culture. She is also available for inspirational talks to audiences looking to learn how to enrich their everyday lives through integrating art.

Frances teaches film, art and visual culture at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

If you would like to contact Frances regarding writing commissions, art tours, speaking engagements, or just to say hello, please email:

Portrait photographs by Kevin Hayden