Mark Francis

Mark Francis

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1962 geboren in Newtownards, Co. Down, Nordirland
Lebt und arbeitet in London


1981 – 85
BA St. Martins College of Art, London

1985 – 86
MA Chelsea School of Art, London


Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt
Palazzo CollicolaSpoleto, Italy

Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
White Light, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Spectra, Luca Tomassi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Mark Francis and Alexis Harding: The Extended Field; Luca Tomassi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Evidence of Absence, Dirimart, Istanbul

Calibrate, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

Mark Francis, Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, England

Field, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Pulse Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Frontier, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen

Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Marlborough Graphics, London

Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Wilma Lock, St Gallen Switzerland
Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris

New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, London

Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris

Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Mary Boone Gallery, New York

Terra Nova – New Territories, Harewood House, Leeds
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
Galerie Anne de Villepoix , Paris

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Galerie Thieme+Pohl, Darmstadt, Germany
City Art Gallery, Manchester

Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London

Jill George Gallery, London

Thumb Gallery, London


MULTILAYER. VISION 20/20, Raum Schroth in the Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Soest, Germany

Object Meditation, After Nyne Gallery, London

Abstract Painting Now, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
The Underlying Shape, Floss and Schultz, Cologne, Germany
Painting Black, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Foundation of Conceptual Art, Soest, Germany

5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
The Pattern Reveals Itself, Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg-Rinnenthal, Germany

Strukturen Project, Newlyn Art Gallery, The Exchange, Penzance

Strukturen Projekt, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Means without Ends, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London

Lets Party For A Piece Of Art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Creating the New Century – Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art (FCMOCA), Fort Collins, CO
Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Group show 2011, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca
LITOS GRAFERA, Kunst Centret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg
Joao Ferreira Gallery Collection 2011, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town

Cream – Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Summer 2010, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Next Generation, Einblicke in junge Ostschweizer Privatsammlungen, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen
Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining, Apexart, New York City, NY
Abstract Vision Now, Art + Art Gallery, Moscow, with Ian Davenport, Peter Halley and Dan Walsh
Spatial Dimensions, Galerie de Brock, Knokke, Belgium

Concrete, The Collection of Heinz and Annette Teufel, Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany
Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; AkkuH Aktuele Kunst Hengelo, Hengelo
Summer Abstract Group Show – Galleria Rubin, Milan
summa summarum, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen
Edition Copenhagen, Retrospective 1959 – 2009 – Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen

C ad hoc, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen
Abstraction, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town
Spore Atomi Stelle, Galleria L’Attico, Rome
10,000 to 50: Contemporary Art from the Members of Business to Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin
Celebrating 20 year, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
What lies beneath the surface – Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin
For the Spirit, From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Contemporary Graphics, Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg
Genesis, Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

Die Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast. Düsseldorf
ART FUTURES, Bloomberg SPACE, London
Painting in the Noughties, Letterkenny Arts Centre
Heads Figures and Ideas 2007, Osborne Samuel, London

Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

Lines and Traces, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim
ART FUTURES, Bloomberg SPACE, London
The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
After the Thaw, AIB Art Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Size Matters, Arts Council England Touring Collections, UK

In the Time of Shaking, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
ARTfutures 2004 – City of London School, London
La Colmena – Galeria de Fundaciíon/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City

Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, Jerwood Space, London
Dublin 7 Educate Together, Dublin
Leopold + Rudolf Blaschka, Design Museum, London & touring
‘The Rowan Collection’, IMMA, Dublin
‘Eight New Paintings’, Kerlin Gallery Dublin, including Callum Innes, Sean Scully + more.
Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Project Space, London, UK
John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Irish Art Now, IMMA. Dublin
Fluid, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
‘Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political’,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
‘Premio Michetti’: Europe, different perspectives in painting, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
‘In the Mind’s Sky’, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, California
The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London
Zero Zero Four Four,Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
The Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

‘Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political’, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada;
drei positionen in der malerei, Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
Macro-Micro, Contemporary Painters Negotiate Small Truths, University of Texas (Blanton Museum of Art)
Zero Zero Four Four, PS1, New York and Allbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
POSTMARK: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico
‘A Quiet Storm, Painting in Abstraction’, Kohn/Turner Gallery, L

post Naturam – nach der Natur, Stadt Münster, Germany.
Sensation – Saatchi Collection, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy

Interior, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
Surface, GOW Langsford, Auckland, New Zealand
Sensation – Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Art, London
Beau Geste, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
Residue, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Nat West Painting Prize, London

Absolut Vision, New British Painting in the 1990’s, M.O.M.A., Oxford
Scattering Matrix, curated by Jane Hart, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica
Black, Grey & White, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf
Microscopic territories, Harewood House Trust, Harewood
British Abstract Art III, Flowers East Gallery, London
Whitechapel Open, London
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Mary Boone Gallery, New York. (Mark Francis, Leonardo Drew, Oliver Herring)

Testing the Water, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Voyage Anglais, Rheimes, France
John Moores, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
From Here, Karsten Schubert/Waddington Galleries, London.
Painters’ Opinion, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
The Adventure of Painting, Kunstvereins Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, Germany

Human Nature, Mark Francis & Brad Lochore Herve Mikaeloff, Paris
The Curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
New Modern British Paintings (1988 – 1994), Richard Salmon Ltd., London
East 1994, Norfolk Institute of Art & Design, Norwich
Paintmarks, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge
Unveiled, Cornerhouse, Manchester
Europa 94, Munich Order Centre, Munich
Whitechapel Open, London

Recent Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London
An Undiscovered Country; 10 Abstract Painters, curated by Charles Hall, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Ikon Touring Exhibition
Snap Shots, curated by Anthony Wilkinson, Eagle Gallery, London
A Decade of Collecting, Tate Gallery, London
International Print Exhibition, Tokyo
Whitechapel Open, London

South Bank Show, Royal Festival Hall, London
British Art comes to St. Helena, St Helena (selected by Mary Rose Beaumont)
Twelve Stars, European Parliment Exhibition, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Zurich, Brussels

Four Painters, New Academy, London
Bonhams Contemporary Auction, London
Whitechapel Open, London

Christie’s New Contemporaries, Royal College of Art, London

4 New Painters, Paton Gallery, London
ILEA class of ’86, Royal Festival Hall, London
On the Wall Gallery, Belfast.

Another View of Ireland, Irish Artists in London
Athena International Awards, Mall Galleries, London
Riverside Open, Riverside Studios, London

Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Summer Group Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, London

Summer Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin
New Contemporaries, The Mall Gallery, London


ACC Bank, Dublin
Allied Irish Bank
Anglo Irish Bank
Arts Council of England
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
American Express Collection
Bank of Ireland
Bank of America, Dublin
Bank of Scotland, Dublin
British Credit Trust,Slough
British Council, London
Caldic Collection, Amsterdam
Cleveland Clinic Art Foundation Program, Lyndhurst, Ohio
Chelmsford Borough Council
Contemporary Arts Society, London
Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
de Young Memorial Museum San, Francisco
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Deutsche Bank, Germany
Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, London
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
The Economist
European Parliament, Brussels
General Mills Inc.
Goldman Sachs International, London
Government Art Collection, London
The Hallmark Art Collection, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri
Hammersmith & Fulham Education Authority
Heytesbury Holdings, Australia
IIB Bank, Dublin
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey
KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland
Lambert Collection, Zurich
Leicester Education Authority
Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum
Machida City Museum Of Graphic Art, Tokyo
Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester
Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin
Mead Gallery, Warwick University
Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., New York
Merrill Lynch International Bank, London
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Microsoft Art Collection, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington State
Museum of Modern Art, Miami
Nat West Group Art Collection, London
Neuberger Berman, A Lehman Brothers company
New York Public Library, New York
The Rowan Collection Belfast
Saatchi Collection, London
Sarah Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
Southampton City Art Gallery
Simmons & Simmons, London
Stanhope Properties Plc
The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
St. Peters College, Oxford
Tate Gallery, London
UBS Art Collection, Switzerland
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Unilever Plc, London
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wellmark BlueCross Blue Shield Corporate Art Collection, Des Moines, Iowa


Public Art Development Trust: Mark Francis / Nicky Hirst

IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Grand Prize Tokyo International Print Exhibition