Francis Kulikowski utilizes drawing in the same way some may write in journals with work that often turns out to be exaggerated interpretations of her daily thoughts or experiences. She is particularly interested in mass media and folk art - and the duality of the two genres of creative communication that most people in contemporary society are inundated with. She is fascinated with the formulation and production processes of mass media images, often grotesque and cliche in their aesthetic, while intrigued by the authenticity and accessibility of folk art that can also be aesthetically and thematically unsettling. Francis is currently co-producing a book based on a friend's memoirs of his youth. She lives and works in Detroit.