Fragione has lived and worked in the Washington, DC area since 2001, her studio is at 52 O Street NW, DC. However, she studied art in San Francisco, where she had the opportunity to work with a number of artists associated with the beat and funk movements there. She received her MFA in 1987, in Painting/Mixed Media at Fiberworks Center of the Arts, John F. Kennedy University, in Berkeley, receiving a fellowship.
Cianne was an Artist-in-Residence at DVI State Prison in Tracy, CA from 1980-1983 with a project co-funded by the California Arts Council, Sacramento and Williams James Association, Santa Cruz, CA. In 2005 she was an fellow thru Spoleto Study Aboard in Spoleto, Italy, and an Artist-in-Residence in Soaring Gardens, Laceyville, PA, a project of the Ora Lerman Trust, New York, NY in 2010 and in 2012, a two-month artist residency at Lo Studio dei Nipoti in Monasterace, Italy. Her art has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions (throughout the United States: California; New York; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Baltimore, MD; Washington DC; Boston; Louisville, KY; and Virginia, among others. Internationally, galleries and museum in Italy, and in the American embassies in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Her works has been acquired by the Department of Special Collections, Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Comune di Monasterace, Calabria, IT; Windham International, Dallas, TX; Robert C. Kettle, developer, Washington, DC, and Kfoury Construction, McLean, VA
She has often presented artist talks, panel discussions, and lectures, especially in college, university, and public venues, a visiting artist with honorarium at Georgetown College, Georgetown KY, Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton Art Museum, Scranton, PA, Hillyer Art Space; and Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY. She has team taught with Oliver L. Jackson, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Sacramento, who came as Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the Flint Hill School, VA. She was a member of a symposium on community art projects at the College Art Association annual conference in Seattle, a seminar about abstract painting and artist books, at St Mary’s College symposium accompanying an exhibition of work by adult artists from the California State prison system, the College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA and a segment of lectures at San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA.
A number of the exhibitions have produced publications. These include the United States Embassy, Sofia, Bulgaria, with essays by John Kerry and Ambassador Marcie B. Ries, Sofia (2014); Soaring Gardens: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, with essays by David Ostwald and Joan Marter, at the University of Scranton, PA (2013); Heaven and Earth are dressed in their summer wear, at Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, Washington, DC (2011, essay by Bruce Nixon); Works on Paper, Hodson Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD (2009, essay by Bruce Nixon); and Painting, Assemblage, Drawing, at Salute Antonio: Ten Years of Mixed Media, a solo retrospective at Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD (2007).