Mark Francis

Mark Francis (born in 1962 in Newtownards, Northern Ireland) lives and works in London.

Francis developed his eloquent painterly style during the 1990s. Although the content of his work is not especially close to that of the Young British Artists, he is still an important exponent of this time of departure in British art.

His works hosted by important international collections including the Tate Gallery, London, as well as the Saatchi Collection.

Notable solo exhibitions count numerous shows at the Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, the Mary Boone Gallery, New York City, and Maureen Paley, London, since 1994.

Additionally, Francis has been part of countless group exhibitions, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008), the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (1998), and Tate Gallery, London (1993). In spring 2014, Francis will be partaking in the group show, Structures/Strukturen: Brische und deutsche Malerei im Dialog, at Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven.


Recent and upcoming exhibitions

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England
Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity
Group exhibition
December 2, 2017 – April 15, 2018

Galería Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
The Evidence of Absence
Solo exhibition
September 17 – November 19, 2016

Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth University, Devon, England
There is Geometry in the Humming of the Strings, there is Music in the Spacing of the Spheres: Conversations across Art and Mathematics
Group exhibition
April 9 – May 28, 2016

Paisnel Gallery, London, England
20th Century British Art, Autumn 2015
Group exhibition
November 11 – 27, 2015

Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance, England
Structures/Strukturen: British and German Painting in Dialogue
Group exhibition
October 11, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Structures/Strukturen: Britische und deutsche Malerei im Dialog
Group exhibition
May 10 – August 24, 2014

Selected publications

Barry Phipps
Mark Franis: Arena
Published by: Lakeland Arts Trust, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-906043-03-2

Richard Dyer
Mark Francis
Published by: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-85331-996-2

Information on shows at the gallery

Artist hompepage