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.

 

Education

BA (Hons) Fine Art - Coventry University

MA Fine Art Painting - Wimbledon School of Art

 

Awards

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

2019

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

2018

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 

2017

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

2016

Nude Tin Can Gallery; Gluttony Exhibition

Courtyard Cafe, St Albans

2015

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

2003

Custard Factory, Birmingham

F1rst Out, Westbourne Studios Gallery, London

2002 Open Studios, Euroart N17

2001 Open Studios, Hatton Wall EC1 

2000

Spitz Gallery. London E1

Foundry, Old St EC2