Francesca Woodman  (American, 1958-1981) 

Francesca Woodman (American, 1958–1981) was a photographer known for the black-and-white photos in which she and other female models posed. Woodman was born on April 3, 1958, in Denver, CO. Her parents were the artists George Woodman (American, b.1932) and Betty Woodman (American, b.1930). She attended a private boarding school, and it was there where she began developing her artistic photographic skills. Woodman spent summers with her family in Italy. In 1975, Woodman began attending the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. Two years later, she traveled to Rome as part of a RISD honors program. She returned to America in 1978 and graduated from RISD. The following year, Woodman relocated to New York, NY, to pursue a career in photography.

Many of the more than 800 prints produced by Woodman during her lifetime are untitled. Most of her works are known only by date and location. Many of Woodman's photographs depict nude women and blurred images. Models in her photographs are often seen merged with their surroundings. Faces are also frequently obscured in her photos. Woodman's photos were influenced by a variety of factors, including Gothic fiction and Surrealism. She was also influenced by artists Man Ray (American, 1890–1976) and Duane Michals (American, b.1932). Among Woodman's most well-known photos are her Polka Dots works, in which she appears wearing a polka dot dress.

In 1980, Woodman became an artist-in-residence at McDowell Colony. During this time, she continued to send portfolios to photographers with no success. As a result, she became depressed later that year and attempted suicide. Following the failed suicide attempt, Woodman lived in New York with her parents. For a while, her depression seemed to improve. Woodman applied for a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant application was later rejected. On January 19, 1981, at the age of 22, Woodman jumped from a window and died. Her estate is now managed by her parents. The Marian Goodman Gallery of New York represents more than 800 of Woodman's prints.

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Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome, Italy, (I.138)


Francesca Woodman
Untitled, Rome, Italy, (I.138)

Victoria Miro Gallery
Francesca Woodman, From Angels Series, Rome, Italy, (I.127.5)


Francesca Woodman
From Angels Series, Rome, Italy, (I.127.5)

Victoria Miro Gallery
Francesca Woodman, Untitled


Francesca Woodman
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome (I.160)


Francesca Woodman
Untitled, Rome (I.160)

Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island,


Francesca Woodman
Untitled, Providence, Rhode Island,

Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Francesca Woodman, It Must Be Time For Lunch Now


Francesca Woodman
It Must Be Time For Lunch Now

Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Rome


Francesca Woodman
Untitled, Rome

Galerie Clara Maria Sels
Francesca Woodman, Untitled, Italy


Francesca Woodman
Untitled, Italy

Galerie Clara Maria Sels
Francesca Woodman, Space2, Providence, Rhode Island


Francesca Woodman
Space2, Providence, Rhode Island

Galerie Clara Maria Sels
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Francesca Woodman, Untitled (Self-Portrait)


Francesca Woodman
Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1977-1978
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Francesca Woodman, Untitled (Self-Portrait)


Francesca Woodman
Untitled (Self-Portrait), 1977-1978
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Francesca Woodman, Pilgrim mills, Providence, Rhode Island


Francesca Woodman
Pilgrim mills, Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-1976
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1958   Born in Denver, CO
1975 - 1979   Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1981   Died in East Village, NY
2012   Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
2012   Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2011   San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
2009   Francesca Woodman, La Fabrica Galeria, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2009   Francesca Woodman, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2009   Artist Rooms: Francesca Woodman, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, (solo)
2009   Francesca Woodman, Espacio A.V., Murcia, Spain; SMS Contemporanea, Siena, Italy (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2009   Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England (exhibition catalog)
2009   Camouflage, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain (exhibition catalog)
2009   The Female Gaze: Women Look At Women, Cheim and Read, New York
2009   This is Not a Fashion Photograph, International Center of Photography, New York
2008   Diana and Actaion—The Forbidden Sight of Nudity, Düsseldorf Kunst Palast Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany (exhibition catalog)
2008   Conversations, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
2008   Darkside—Part One: Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, Fotomuseum Winterhur, Winterhur, Switzerland (exhibition catalog)
2008   Implant, Horticultural Society of New York, UBS Art Gallery, New York
2008   Female Trouble, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich´(exhibition catalog)
2008   Freeeway Balconies, Deutsche Guggenheim, Bertlin (exhibition catalog)
2007   Francesca Woodman, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (solo)
2007   Francesca Woodman, Victoria Miro Gallery, London (solo)
2007   Poetry and Dream Collection Display: Francesca Woodman, Tate Modern, London (solo)
2007   Autoritratto/Autobiografia, Museo Handrik C. Andersen, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome (exhibition catalog)
2007   The Woodman Family, Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy (catalog)
2007   30/40, A Selection: Forty Artists from Thirty Years of Exhibitions at Marian Goodman Gallery (Part II), Marian Goodman Gallery, New York (exhibition catalog)
2007   Ellipsis: Chantal Akerman, Lili Dujourie, Francesca Woodman, Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, 4 October – 6 January 2008; Lund Kontshall, Lund, Sweden, 9 February – 13 April 2008; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK, 23 April – 22 June 2008 (exhibition catalog)
2007   Francesca Woodman & Richard Serra, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 25 August – 6 September
2007   Held together with Water: Art from the Sammlung Verbund, MAK, Vienna, 5 May – 16 September ; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, 10 September 2008-11 January 2009 (exhibition catalog)
2007   WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, 4 March – 16 July; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, 21 September – 16 December; P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, 17 February – 12 May 2008, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, 4 October 2008 – 18 January 2009 (exhibition catalog)
2007   Exposed: Defining Moments in Photography from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 25 February – July
2006   Photography and the Self: The Legacy of F. Holland Day, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 20 December – 11 March, 2007
2006   D’Ombra, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy, 14 October – 7 January 2007 (exhibition catalog)
2006   Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, 24 June – 24 July (solo)
2006   Francesca Woodman, George Woodman, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, 25 February – 20 April (solo)
2006   American Academy in Rome, Rome, 7 February – 17 March (solo)
2006   GORGE(l), Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, 6 October – 7 January, 2007 (exhibition catalog)
2006   Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia di Brescia, Museo di Santa Giulia and Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy, 7 June – 14 September
2006   4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin, 25 March – 28 May. (exhibition catalog)
2006   Masquerade: Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 23 March – 21 May (exhibition catalog)
2006   Domir, rêver…et autres nuits, capxMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, 3 February – 21 May (exhibition catalog)
2006   Screened and Selected: Recent Photography, Film, and Video Acquisitions, 1999-2000, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT, 19 January – 4 June (exhibition catalog.)
2005   Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, 29 October – 3 December (solo)
2005   Galleria Davide Di Maggio, Berlin, 19 March – 10 May (solo)
2005   Indeterminate States: Video in the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection, CIFO, Miami, FL, 30 November – 3 February 2006 (exhibition catalog)
2005   Taking Place: Photographs from the Prentice and Paul Sack Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 2 June – 5 September (exhibition catalog)
2005   Shirley/Jones Gallery, Yellow Springs, OH, 6 May – 18 June
2005   Fashion and Photography, Megaron, Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece, 17 March – May (exhibition catalog)
2004   How do we want to be governed?, Miami Art Central, Miami, Florida, 29 November, 2004 – 30 January, 2005 (exhibition catalog); The Secession, Vienna, 24 February – 24 April 2005; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 28 April – 19 June 2005
2004   Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 14 June – 27 August
2004   That bodies speak has been known for a long time, Generali Foundation, Vienna, 22 January – 25 April (exhibition catalog)
2004   Ideal and Reality: A History of the Nude, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, 20 January – 9 May
2004   Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1975-1980. Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 13 October – 13 November (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2003   Francesca Woodman: Photographs. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 12 July – 26 October (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2003   Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, 23 May - 12 July (solo)
2003   Galerie Clara Marie Sels, Düsseldorf, 21 February - 30 April (solo)
2003   Kamel Mennour, Paris, 1-23 February (solo)
2003   The Disembodied Spirit, Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, Maine, 25 September-7 December; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, 5 March-23 May, 2004, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, 11 September-28 November, 2004 (exhibition catalog)
2003   Incommunicado, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England, 30 September – 14 December; City Art Centre, Edinburgh, 20 March – 9 May, 2004; Cornerhouse, Manchester, England, 22 May – 11 July (exhibition catalog)
2003   After Image, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 2 August – 2 September; Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, 24 February – 23 May, 2004; Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 22 June – August 2004
2003   Claude Cahun, Francesca Woodman, and Justine Kurland, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan, 11 July – 13 September
2002   Hexenwahn, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, 2 May - 6 August
2001   Camera Women, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, 6 October - 6 January 2002; The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, 25 January - 6 March 2002, (exhibition catalog)
2001   Relative Positions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, 19 October- 9 December (exhibition catalog)
2001   The Big Id, James Cohan Gallery, New York, 21 February-24 March
2001   Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, 17 March-19 May (solo)
2000   Francesca Woodman: Providence, Roma, New York. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2 February-27 March (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2000   Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 28 June-28 July (solo)
2000   The Wounded Diva: Hysteria, Body, Technology in 20th Century Art, Galerie im Taxispalais, Insbruck, 3 March-7May; Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden, Baden, 25 June-27 August (exhibition catalog)
2000   Victoria Miro Gallery, London, May-June
1999   The American Century: Art & Culture, 1950-2000, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 23 September 1999-27 February 2000 (exhibition catalog)
1999   Galerie Lelong, New York, 20 January-20 February
1999   Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 28 May-August 31 (solo)
1999   Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, 2 February-10 March (solo)
1998   Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy, 5 February-14 March (solo)
1998   Galleria Dryphoto, Prato, Italy, 4 April-16 May (solo)
1998   Francesca Woodman, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France, 11 April-31 May; exhibition tour: Kunsthal, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 12 September-15 November; Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal, 22 January 1999-15 April 1999; The Photographers' Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 6 August-18 September, 1999; Centro Cultural TeclaSala, L'Hospitalet, Barcelona, Spain, 11 November-30 March 2000; Carla Sozzani Gallery, Milan, Italy, 10 January-25 February 2001; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 18 May-21 July 2001; PhotoEspana, Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain, 12 June - 14 July, 2002 (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1998   Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France, 6 July-16 August (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1998   Space/Sight/Self, The University of Chicago David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL, 19 November-10 January 1999 (exhibition catalog)
1998   F-Comme Photographie, Fri-Art Centre D'art Contemporain Kunsthalle, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1 November-20 December
1998   The Skopelos Center, Skopelos, Greece. 4 July-August
1998   From the Heart: The Power of Photography--A Collector's Choice, The Sondra Gilman Collection, South Texas Institute of the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX, March (exhibition catalog)
1998   Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism and Self-Representations, exhibition tour USA: MIT, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge. 10 April-28 June 1998; Miami Art Museum, Miami, September-December 1998; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. February-March 1999 (exhibition catalog)
1997   Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 20 February-15 April
1997   Objectif corps, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada. 6 March-1 June
1997   Amours, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France. 3 June-2 November (exhibition catalog)
1997   Im Reich der Phantome, Stadtisches Museum Abteiberg Monchengladbach, 12 October 1997-4 January 1998; Kunsthalle Krems, 21 February-1 June 1998; Fotomuseum Winterthur, 13 June-16 August 1998 (exhibition catalog)
1997   Engel, Engel, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, Austria, 11 June-7 September (exhibition catalog)
1996   Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy, 24 November 1996 - 9 February 1997 (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1996   Inside the Visible, exhibition tour: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 31 January- 12 May; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, June-September; Whitechapel, London, United Kingdom, October-December (exhibition catalog)
1995   Casetti Galleria Libreria, Rome, Italy, 6 December 1995-30 June 1996 (solo)
1994   PaceWildensteinMacGill, New York, 2 December 1994-13 January 1995 (solo)
1992   Francesca Woodman, Photographic Arbeiten, exhibition tour: Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland, 31 May-26 July; Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany, 18 September-25 October; Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 4 December 1992-7 February 1993; Suomen Valokuvataiteen Museo SÄÄTIÖ, Helsinki, Finland, 26 March-28 April 1993; DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany, 8 May-13 June 1993; Galleri F15 Alby, Moss, Norway, 7 August-3 October 1993 (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1992   Current 92: The Absent Body, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 22 January-22 March
1992   Sprung in die Zeit, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Photographie und Architektur, Berlin, Germany, 20 November 1992-17 January 1993 (exhibition catalog)
1989   Vanishing Presence, exhibition tour: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 29 January-16 April 1989; The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, 9 May-2 July 1989; Winnipeg Art Center, Winnipeg, Canada, 27 August-22 October 1989; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, 14 November 1989-7 January 1990; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, 30 January-27 March 1990; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 22 April-17 June 1990 (exhibition catalog)
1989   Francesca Woodman, Photographic Work, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, 14 December 1989-28 January 1990 (solo)
1988   Identity: Representation of the Self, Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, 14 December 1988-10 February 1989
1988   Sexual Difference: Both Sides of the Camera, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, 29 March-7 May
1986   Memento Mori, Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico, November 1986-January 1987
1986   Francesca Woodman, Photographic Work, exhibition tour: Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, 13 February-14 March; Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley, MA, 9 April-8 June; University of Colorado Fine Arts Gallery, Boulder, CO, 2 February-15 March 1987; UCI Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA, 2 April-2 May 1987; Krannet Art Museum, Champaign, IL, 25 January-6 March 1988 (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1980   Pictorialism, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, April
1980   Beyond Photography 80, The Alternative Museum, New York, 19 April-17 May (exhibition catalog)
1980   Friends of the Gallery, Daniel Wolf, Inc., New York, 15 July-15 August
1978   Swan Song, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 16-22 November (solo)
1978   Libreria Maldoror, Rome, Italy, 20-30 March (solo)
1978   Group Show, Rhode Island School of Design Gallery in Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy, May
1978   Cinque Giovani Artisti, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy. 14 June-31 July
1977   Juried Competition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, March
1977   Photographs and Portraiture, Womanspace, Boulder, CO, April
1976   Juried Competition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, March
1976   Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA, March (solo)
  Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
  Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France
  Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
  Musee de Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
  Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
  Kunsthalle Bibliothek, Berlin, Germany
  National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
  Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
  Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
  The William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2008    Brigitte Henninges, “Female Trouble in Munchen” Photopresse (14 August 2008)
2008    Melanie Kunze, “Unruhestif Terinnen,” Elle, no 138 ( 11 August 2008)
2008    Mirko Weber, “Abseits der Amme: Frauen Fotografieren Frauen,” Die Rheinpfalz (22 August 2008)
2008    Erica Cooke, “Francesca Woodman,” Dossier (Issue 2, 2008)
2008    Simone Förster, “Francesca Woodman: Zwischen Spiegeln und Zeiten,” Female Trouble: Die Kamera als Spiegel und Bühne weiblicher Inszenierungen. (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2008)
2007    Lori Fredrickson, “Book Review: Francesca Woodman,” Popular Photography and Imaging (January 2007)
2007    Marvin Good, “A Room of One’s One Imagining,” American Photo (January/February 2007)
2007    Claire Holland, “Spectral Sketches of a Fragile Life,” The Financial Times (10 July 2007)
2007    Elizabeth Janus, Francesca Woodman: Disordinate Geometrie Interiori,” FlashArt, vol. XL, no. 262 (February-March 2007)
2006    Kyle MacMillan, “Haunting Vision,” The Denver Post, pp 3F, 9F (17 December 2006)
2006    Philp Gefter, “Holiday Books: Photography,” The New York Times (3 December 2006)
2006    Leslie Camhi, “Picture This,” The Village Voice, (6-12 December 2006)
2006    Townsend, Chris, with essays by George Woodman and Betsy Berne. Francesca Woodman (London: Phaidon Press, 2006)
2006    “Her Own Best Model,” Photo District News (August 2006)
2006    Vince Aletti, “Reappearing Act,” Art and Auction (October 2006)
2006    Carol Armstrong, “Francesca Woodman: A Ghost in the House of the ‘Woman Artist,” Women Artists at the Millenium, Carol Armstrong and Catherine de Zegher, ed. (Cambridge: October Books and MIT Press, 2006)
2006    Drusilla Beyfus, “Surreal Spirit,” Telegraph Magazine (4 November 2006)
2004    Buchloh, Benjamin H.D, and Betsy Berne. Francesca Woodman: Photographs 1975-1980. (New York: Marian Goodman Gallery, 2004)
2004    Arthur Danto, “Darkness Visible: Francesca Woodman,” The Nation (15, November 2004)
2003    “Francesca Woodman Reconsidered: A Conversation with George Baker, Ann Daly, Nancy Davenport, Laura Larson, and Margaret Sundell,” Art Journal, vol. 62, no. 2 (Summer 2003)
2003    Rankin, Sloan. Francesca Woodman: Photographs. (Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 2003)
2003    David Levi Strauss, “After You, Dearest Photography: Reflections on the Work of Francesca Woodman,” Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics (New York: Aperture Foundation,2003)
2000    Maria Rosa Sossai, “Francesca Woodman,” Flash Art (April/May 2000)
2000    Edith Shloss, “The Fierce Poetry of Francesca Woodman,” Italy, Italy, (Year XVIII-No. 1-2000)
2000    Rocco Moliterni, “Woodman: Fotografie di un angelo caduto,” La Stampa (5 February 2000)
2000    Angelica Jacob, “Torture,” Frieze (January-February 2000)
2000    Simon Grant, “Dreamer on the sexual edge,” Evening Standard (5 July 2000)
2000    Caruso, Rossella, Giuseppe Casetti, Cecilia Casorati, Achille Bonito Oliva. Francesca Woodman: Providence, Roma, New York. (Rome: Castelvecchi Arte, 2000)
2000    Marie Darrieussecq, “L’infini silence de la lumiere,” Pour Voir (July/August 2000)
2000    Peter Davison, “Girl, Seeming to Disappear,” The Atlantic Monthly (May 2000)
2000    Rossella Caruso, “Saint Paul, Francesca Woodman, the Time of Now” in Conversione di Saulo (Rome: Arte Nova, 2000)
2000    Cecilia Casorati, “Francesca Woodman e La Fotografia Dell’immaginario,” [Crudelia?] (April 2000)
2000    Pierfrancesco Frillici, “Il ritorno di un mito: le foto di Francesca Woodman,” Arteletta (May 2000)
1999    Andrew Clements, “Melancholy reality,” The Guardian (21 August 1999)
1999    Luisa Soares de Oliveira, "Francesca Woodman," Exposicoes (5 March 1999)
1999    John Henshall, “Fatal Attraction,” New Statesman (23 August 1999)
1999    Sarah Kent, “I’ll be your mirror,” Time Out Magazine (4-11 August 1999)
1999    Cristina Margato, "Um corpo por breves instantes," DNA (Spring 1999)
1999    Carol Mavor, Becoming: The Photographs of Clementina, Viscountess Hawarden (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999)
1999    Cate McQuaid, "Woodman explored the nature of want," The Boston Globe (25 February 1999)
1999    Margarida Medeiros, “Este é o Meu Corpo?” Público (22 January 1999)
1999    Joshua Meyer, "A photographer's troubled vision," South End News (4 March 1999)
1999    Francine Koslow Miller, "Francesca Woodman," Artforum (May 1999)
1999    Jose Luis Porfirio, "Depois de...?" Exposicoes (30 January 1999)
1999    Alice Roberts, “Building on Sand,” Make, London (June-August 1999)
1999    Claudia Silva Santos, “Artes novas no CCB,” Espectaculo (22 January 1999)
1999    Olga Spiegel, “Tecla Sala presenta la primera retrospectiva de la fotografa Francesca Woodman,” La Vanguardia (30 November 1999)
1999    Chris Townsend, “Disappearing Act,” Hotshoe International (July/August 1999)
1999    John Tozer, “Standing in for herself,” Creative Camera (August/September 1999)
1999    Gaby Wood, “The lady vanishes,” The Observer Magazine (25 July 1999)
1998    Marieke Van Gessel, "Als Alice in Wonderland," Residence (September 1998)
1998    Marianne Vermeijden, "Wij helpen haar een beetje onsterfelijk te worden," NRC Handelsblad (15 September 1998)
1998    Isabell Teuwsen, "aus einer anderen Welt," Sonntags-Blick (21 June 1998)
1998    Susan Rubin Suleiman, “Dialogue and Double Allegiance: Some Contemporary Women Artists and the Historical Avant-Garde” Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation, ed. Whitney Chadwick (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998)
1998    Beppe Sebaste, "Come diventare fantasmi con i volti e i corpi di Francesca," diario della settimana (20-26 May 1998)
1998    Von Martin Schaub, "Phantome, Kunstler, Scharlatane," Tages-Anzeiger (15 June 1998)
1998    James Roberts, Frieze (May 1998)
1998    Helaine Posner, “The Self and the World: Negotiating Boundaries in the Art of Yayoi Kusama, Ana Mendieta, and Francesca Woodman” in Mirror Images: Women, Surrealism, and Self-Representation, ed. Whitney Chadwick (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998)
1998    Alan Riding, “Pictures, Perhaps, of Her Despair,” The New York Times (1998)
1998    Pieter Kottman, "Onbekende Hongaarse genieën," NRC Handelsblad (22 July 1998)
1998    Ida Jager, "Francesca Woodman en het efemere leven," HN Magazine (24 October 1998)
1998    Philip Jodidio, “Francesca et les anges,” Connaissance des Arts (April 1998)
1998    Garrett Holg, "Exhibit gives many views of inner self," The Chicago Sun-Times (6 December 1998)
1998    Arno Haijtema, "Vliegend in kamers, wandelend door muren," de Volkskrant (26 September 1998)
1998    Jos Dekker, "Een exercitie in Wegcijferen," Man (October 1998)
1998    Maartje Den Breejen, "Woodmans verlangen naar de dood," Het Parool (6 October 1998)
1998    Collective authors, "Gibt es die Fotografie des Unsichtbaren?" Weinlander Zeitung (16 June 1998)
1998    Annick Colonna-Césari, “Francesca au corps à corps,” L’Express (23 April 1998)
1998    Janus, Elizabeth, Sloan Rankin, Philippe Solliers and David Levi Strauss. Francesca Woodman (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; Zurich: Scalo, 1998)
1998    Harry Bellet, “Francesca Woodman, photographe fulgurante de l’abandon ae de la cruauté,” Le Monde (12 May 1998)
1998    Michel Frizot, "Les fantômes se réveillent," Le Journal Des Arts (8 July 1998)
1998    Iris Dik, "Foto's Van Francesca Woodman: De schaduw van een zelfgekozen dood," VRIJ Nederland (12 September 1998)
1998    Door Joep Eijkens, "Leven en dood van een engel," Eindhovens Dagblad (23 September 1998)
1998    Ludmilla Etter, "Doppelbelichtung und Ubersinnlichkeit" Der Landbote (8 July 1998)
1997    Anne Bertrand, "Comète," LimeLight, special number (June 1997)
1996    Budney, Jen. Francesca Woodman (Modena: Galleria Civica, 1996)
1996    Gianni Romano, “Francesca Woodman,” ZOOM (Jannuary/February 1996)
1996    Richard Sennet, “The Social Body,” Transition: An International Review, Issue 71 (Fall 1996)
1994    Faye Hirsch, "Old Geometry: The Photographs of Francesca Woodman," The Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. XXV, no. 2 (May-June 1994)
1994    Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, "Francesca Woodman," Vis à vis, no. 13 (Spring 1994)
1993    Charles Hagen, "Francesca Woodman," The New York Times (10 December 1993)
1993    Betsy Berne, "Francesca Woodman Remembered," Open City, no. 3 (1993)
1992    Hixson, Kathrin and Harm Lux. Francesca Woodman, Photographische Arbeiten/Photographic Works (Zurich: Shedhalle; Munster: Westfälischer Kunstverein, 1992)
1992    Ursual Eggenberger, “Francesca Woodman: Venus in Gefahr,” Zurichesee-Zeitung (4 June 1992)
1992    Von Simon Maurer, “Experimente mit den Tod,” Tages-Anzeiger (3 June 1992)
1991    Abigail Solomon-Godeau, “Just Like a Woman,” Photography at the Dock: Essays on Photographic History, Institutions and Practices (Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 1991)
1989    Margaret Sundell, "Vanishing Point: The Photography of Francesca Woodman," Inside the Visible (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989)
1989    Rosalind Krauss, “Problem Sets,” in Bachelors (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989)
1989    Stephen Perloff, "Four Snapshots," The Photo Review, vol. 12, no. 4, (Fall 1989)
1988    Brunella Antomarini, "Francesca Woodman," Parkett, no. 13 (January 1988)
1988    Collective authors, "Photographs by Francesca Woodman," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, vol. X, no. 1 (1988)
1987    Reed Glenn, "The Flowering of Francesca Woodman: A Young Photographer's Tragic Life Blooms Again in her Heart," Sunday Camera (13 February 1987)
1987    Sylvia Wolf, "A Promise Cut Short," Art Week, vol. 18, no. 16 (25 April 1987)
1986    Elizabeth Wehner, “Francesca Woodman: A portrait of the artist,” The Wellesley News (11 April 1986)
1986    Elizabeth Wehner, “Photographs explore female images” The Wellesley News (11 April 1986)
1986    Robert C. Morgan, "Francesca Woodman: Photographic Work," C.E.P.A. Quarterly, vol. 2 no. 1 (Fall 1986)
1986    Lorraine Kenny, "Problem Sets: The Canonization of Francesca Woodman," Afterimage, no. 4 (November 1986)
1986    Mary Ellen Haus, "Francesca Woodman," ARTnews, no. 1 (April 1986)
1986    Abigail Solomon-Godeau, "Our Bodies, our Icons," Vogue (February 1986)
1986    Michael Brenson, "Francesca Woodman: Photographic Work," The New York Times (7 March 1986)
1986    Gabhart, Ann, Rosalind Krauss, Abigail Solomon-Godeau. Francesca Woodman, Photographic Work (Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College Museum; New York: Hunter College Art Gallery, 1986)
1981    Some Disordered Interior Geometries, ed. Daniel Tucker (Philadelphia: Synapse Press, 1981)
1980    Andy Grundberg, "Going Soft," SoHo News, no. 31 (30 April-6 May 1980)
1976    Roberta Valorta, "Francesca Woodman," Progresso Fotografico, no. 10 (October 1976)
   Selected Published Images
   2008 “Francesca Woodman,” C International Photo Magazine, Number 6 (London: Ivory Press, 2008)
   2008 Blondez, Philippe, ed., Bil Bok International, (April 2008, issue 28)
   2008 Michel Onfray, Le Souci des Plaisirs: Constructions d’Une Érotique Solitare. (Paris: Flammarion, 2008)
   2006 Neil Leach, “Camouflage,” Lotus International, no. 126, 2006
   2006 Neil Leach, Camouflage, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006)
   2006 Catherine Conybeare, The Irrational Augustine. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006)
   2003 David Campany, Art and Photography. (London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2003)
   2003 Orvell, Miles, American Photography. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003)
   2002 Stigter, Bianca, Goud uit stro: Het meselijk lichaam als avontuur. (Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 2002). (cover)
   2001 Schirmer, Lothar, ed., Frauen Sehen Frauen. (Munich: Schirmer/Mosel, 2001)
   2001 Madeline H. Caviness, Visualizing Women in the Middle Ages: Sight, Spectacle, and Scopic Economy. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001)
   2000 Robert Harbison, Eccentric Spaces. (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000). (cover)
   2000 Richard Hughes, The Fox in the Attic. (New York: New York Review of Books, 2000). (cover)
   2000 Victoria Lancelotta, Here in the world. (Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 2000). (cover)
   2000 Tracey Warr, The Artist’s Body (London: Phaidon Press Limited, 2000)
   1999 Melitta Bregnik, Figuren. (Munich: Luchterhand Literaturrerlag, 1999)
   1999 Marie Darrieussecq, Naissance des fantomes. (Paris: Gallimard, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Harper’s Magazine, vol. 298, no. 1785, February 1999
   1999 Janic Kulyk Keefer, Die Grune Bibliotek. (Munich: Piper Verlag GmbH, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Lisa Lubasch, How Many More of Them Are You? (Penngrove: Avec Books, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Lisa Phillips, The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000. (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and W.W. Norton & Co., 1999)
   1999 Lisa Sewell, The Way Out. (Farmington, ME: Alice James Books, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Anita Shreve, Olympia. (Munich: Piper, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Tom Sleigh, The Dreamhouse. (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999). (cover)
   1999 Mona Thomas, On irait. (Paris: Gallimard Jeunesse, 1999). (cover)
   1998 Karen Finley, Dario Fo, Francine Prose, Charles Simic, Master Breasts: Objectified, aestheticized, fantasized, eroticized, feminized, by photography's most titillating masters. (New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1998)
   1998 Pearl Abraham, Afstand van Amerika. (Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff bv, 1998). (cover)
   1996 Jorgen Gassilewski, Rekviem. (Sweden: Saltning Bonners Fotosatteri, 1996). (cover)
   1995 Keith F. Davis, An American Century of Photography: From Dry Plate to Digital, The Hallmark Photographic Collection. (Kansas City: Hallmark Cards in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1995)
   1994 William A. Ewing, The Body: Photographs of the Human Form. (London: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1994)
   1991 Anita Phillips, The Virtues, the Vices and All the Passions. (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1991). (cover)
   1986 Jack Matthews, Ghostly Populations. (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986). (cover)