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Franscis Balken is a New York City based artist. She recently graduated with a BFA in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Franscis works across various media and creates through concept based work; she values research and process and channels her creative expression in her play of materials. Franscis brings new life to her garments with her unique styling and by creating a world for her clothing and models to exist in. Franscis pulls inspiration from her experiences outside the studio — she was fortunate to grow up in fast-pasted NYC while also spending time on a farm in Western Massachusetts; she additionally has international roots in Indonesia, Argentina, and Canada.