Since 2017, Marta Lee and Anika Steppe have been collaborating under the name Frances Brady. Their two-person exhibition “Kind of About Michigan” was listed as one of the Austin Chronicle’s “Top Ten Fresh Takes in the Arts of 2017.” The accompanying book Discovery was featured at Printed Matter’s 2017 New York Art Book Fair. “Kind of About Tennessee,” at Tugboat Gallery, was their debut exhibition as Frances Brady. Through traveling together and crisscrossing mediums, they explore the familiar and strange, the spectacular and unspectacular in tandem, in friendship and in collaboration. They received their Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Texas in 2018, and currently live and work in Austin, Texas.


The following images are a selection from their project “Kind of About Tennessee.”

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