Deidre DeFranceaux is a painter and sculptor residing in San Francisco, California. Her figurative paintings, portraits, sculpture, and kinetic sculpture installations are nationally exhibited and widely collected.
She received her AA from the Maryland College of Art and Design, her BFA from Skidmore College and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her additional studies included the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, France and the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C. Her large scale public sculptures have graced the Playa at the Burning Man Festival, in Black Rock City, Nevada. Her work has been featured in such publications as World Sculpture News, Art News and the Leonardo Journal.
Deidre has taught at such schools as the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Berkeley, The College of Marin, and the San Francisco Waldorf High School. She has also taught numerous years with various non-profits, working with at risk youth, and creating large scale murals with groups of school children throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.