Emma Franc

Drawn to atmospheric places as diverse as the theatre, museums, old warehouses and abandoned playgrounds, Emma enjoys experimenting with textured surfaces showing a light source coming through from within the picture. Performance and the theatre are recurring themes in the work, whether it be a figure in an interior that is brought to life by a theatre set lit up around it, or objects in a still life from a scene in an antiques shop taking centre stage. Playful and sometimes brooding, these works are intriguing and exciting. Since studying for her Masters in Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, she has exhibited in galleries mainly in London and the South East, where she also lives.

BA (Hons) Fine Art - Coventry University
MA Fine Art Painting - Wimbledon School of Art

Shortlisted for the Garrick Milne prize - Exhibition at Christies
Recipient of an ARHB award (to fund MA)

2016 Artist in Residence, Abbey Theatre, St Albans

Solo exhibitions
February-April 2019. The Spring Alchemist; Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming, Surrey
March 2018. The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
February-March 2017. The Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
2016. Abbey Theatre, St Albans
2016. Trestle Arts Base, St Albans
2003. The Gallery, Berkhamsted, Herts

2001. Lauderdale House, Highgate
2000. Alchemy Gallery, London EC1
1998. Apthorp Gallery, Radlett, Herts

Group exhibitions
20 - 22 Sept Fresh Art Fair, Ascot (with Carina Haslam Gallery)
Carina Haslam Gallery, Great Missenden; gallery artist
3 Aug-28 Sept, ‘Wanderlust’ ArtcanOrg; The Ollerod, Beaminster, Dorset
16-22 May, ‘Encounters’ ArtcanOrgD-Contemporary Gallery, 23 Grafton St, London
14-17 March, ‘Flux Exhibitions’, National Army Museum, London

Fitch & Fellowes Gallery, Thame
ARTCAN - 44 Hallam Street London
Wynd Gallery, Letchworth; gallery artist
Don't Walk Walk Gallery, Deal; gallery Artist
July, Pop up Show @Marks & Tilt, St Albans 


31 Mar-2 Apr, Pop Up Show, All saints Studios, St Albans
4 May, Living Crafts at Hatfield House
30 Jun-2 Jul The Childwickbury Arts Fair, St Albans
10 - 22 Jul, Kingsbury Barn (part of The International Organ Festival) St Albans
Sept, Herts Open Studios as part of the Kingsbury Barn Group in St Albans
Dec, Halo Show at Marks & Tilt Gallery, St Albans

Nude Tin Can Gallery; Gluttony Exhibition
Courtyard Cafe, St Albans


Hemingway Cafe, St Albans
Courtyard Cafe, St Albans
Pop Up Show, Headcase Barbers, St Albans


2012 Herts Open Studios (Stables Studios)


2010 Urban Art Fair, Brixton, London


2004 Menier Gallery, London SE1


Custard Factory, Birmingham
F1rst Out, Westbourne Studios Gallery, London


2002 Open Studios, Euroart N17


2001 Open Studios, Hatton Wall EC1


Spitz Gallery. London E1
Foundry, Old St EC2
Garrick Milne Prize, Christies, London
Royal Association of Bristish Artists, The Mall, London


1999 Open Studios, Cable Street

1998 Class of '98, Coventry University


1997 'Trade', Custard Factory, Birmingham