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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 S 1st St, San Jose, California 95113
O.M. France (AKA France Viana) is a multimedia artist, working in photography, painting, collage, video and installation. Her artworks interrogate the semiotics of color, the inner experiences of meditation and mindfulness, and Filipino American identity as expressed through Radical Hospitality.
Currently an M.F.A. Studio Art candidate, she holds a B.A. in Art History from Mills College. Born in Manila, Philippines, she studied art in Switzerland and Spain before moving to California. She founded the Diviana Gallery, the first gallery entirely dedicated to fine art photography in Manila. In the Bay Area, she has exhibited at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Mills Museum, SOMArts and Embark Gallery and guest curated exhibitions at the Dominican University Gallery.
Active in the Asian American community, she is former board member of the Center for Asian American Media, current board member of Philippine International Aid and received a “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.” award from the Filipina Women’s Network.