About Frances

Frances Whisnant is a modern-day polymath and Renaissance woman. Only terms speaking to complexity, depth, and dynamic interest and skill are fit to describe her. She is a minister, visual and performance artist, death midwife, clinical hypnotist, and person who deeply values knowledge, learning, and growth. Whisnant’s 183-centimeter frame houses a tender soul, modest spirit, curious mind, and robust sense of compassion that is evident to all who know, love, and engage with her. Growing up in the good, bad, and the ugly, Frances is able to see and intentionally reflect beauty in the world that is rushed past, overlooked, or un-/underappreciated. She is currently based in New York City.

Self Portrait, oil on woodpanel, 2024