Mark Francis


Biography

Newtownards, Co. Down, N.IRELAND (1962).

Solo Exhibitions

2022Palazzo Collicola Spoleto, Italy
2021Bernhard Knaus, Frankfurt, Germany
2020RE-SOUND, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2019White Light, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2019Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2017Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan (with Alexis Harding)
2016Galerie Pelaires, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
2014‘Evidence of Absence’ Dirimart, Istanbul
2013‘Calibrate’, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2012Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2011‘Mark Francis’, Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
2010Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin ‘Arena’, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, England
2009‘Field’, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2008Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
2008‘Pulse’ Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
2008Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2008Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
2007Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin
2007Galerie Pelaires, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
2006Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2006Frontier, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2005Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2005Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen
2004Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin
2004Marlborough Graphics, London
2004Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
2003Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2003Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
2003Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany 
2002Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris
2002Galerie Wilma Lock, St Gallen Switzerland
2001New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart
2000Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
2000Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
2000‘Elements’, Milton Keynes Gallery, London
1999Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
1999Mary Boone Gallery, New York
1999Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
1998Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles
1998Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
1998Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
1997Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany 
1997Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 
1997Mary Boone Gallery, New York 
1996Galerie Anne de Villepoix , Paris
1996Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam
1996Terra Nova – New Territories, Harewood House, Leeds
1995Galerie Thieme+Pohl, Darmstadt, Germany
1995City Art Gallery, Manchester
1995Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
1995Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
1994Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London
1992Jill George Gallery, London
1990Thumb Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

2021“The Brief History of a new Perspective in Painting”, curated by A. Zanchetta, MAC – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Lissone, Italy.
2020“The Renaissance”, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
2020“Autoprogettazione”, a collective project by Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy.
2019“Landina – esperienze di pittura en plein air”, curated by L.Boisi, Villa Frascoli-Fumagalli, Laveno-Mombello, Italy.
2019“Franca Rame. 90 anni di spettacolo”, MusALab – Museo Archivio Laboratorio Franca Rame Dario Fo, Verona, Italy.
2019“A misura d’uomo – Tribute to Leonardo”, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy.
2019“The Loser Standing Small Beside the Victory”, curated by G.Gramolazzi, Spazio SERRA, Milan, Italy.
2018“Dimensione Fragile”, Salone Borromini, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, Italy.
2017“IN ABSTRACTO”, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan. 
2016“Principio di Indeterminazione”, curated by I. Quaroni, ABC Arte, Genoa.2015“SHAPES”, Circoloquadro, Milan.
2016“OTHERNESS”, curated by OUT44, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan. 
2013“Surfacing – works by emerging artists from the UK and Italy”, curated by B. Pelly-Fry e L. Lang, Griffin Gallery, London.
2013“Last Young – Under 35 in Italia”, curated by A. Baldoni, R. Farinotti, L. Respi, Villa Brivio, Nova Milanese.
2013“Co.Co.Co – Como Contemporary Contest 2013”, San Pietro in Atrio, Como.
2013“Arte in Sarpi”, curated by R. Farinotti, Spazio Annunciata, Milan.
2013“Tetris”, Michele Bazzana – Tiziano Martini – Patrick Tabarelli, MARS, Milan.
2013“Artist Outreach Program Award”, Arte Accessibile Milano, Spazio Eventiquattro, Milan – best awarded under 35.
2013“Artists for Nutopia”, Museum of New Art, Nutopia, curated by A. Baldoni. 
2012“Parola, Immagine – un possibile viaggio”, Istituto Stefano Maria Legnani, Saronno.
2012“Seconda pelle”, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan.
2012“Seminario sulla Gioventù”, curated by I. Quaroni, Arte Accessibile Milan, Spazio Eventiquattro and PWC Experience, Milan.
2012“Salon Primo 2012”, Ex Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan. 
2012“Summer Show. Anteprime stagione 2012-2013”, Galleria Rubin, Milan.
2011“Co.Co.Co. – Como Contemporary Contest”, Spazio Natta, Como.
2011“Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute, Siena.
2011“Artifici 2007/2011”, curated by F. Sainini, Grafiche Oldoni, Milan.
2011“Una mano per AIL – Il giusto mezzo” Fund Raising Auction organized by Christie’s, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan.
2011“Osservatorio 4, H2O”, Sartirana Castle, Sartirana Lomellina (PV). 
2010“Officina Creativa”, Santa Verdiana, 2010, Florence.
2010“Immaginari Video”, curated by M. Coletti, Clip Up, Guardo Tadino (PG).
2010“Kilometro20 +1”, curated by D. Vescovi, Torrione Farnese, Castell’Arquato (PC).
2010“Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2009/2010”, Afam/Miur, Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli, Naples. 
2009“Una mano per AIL” Fund Raising Auction organized by Christie’s, Palazzo Clerici, Milan. 
2008“Milano in Digitale III”, curated by C. Trivellin and M. Ghilardi, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan. 

Collections

ACC Bank, Dublin Allied Irish bank
Anglo Irish bank
Arts Council of England
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
American Express Collection
Arthur Andersen & Co Ltd
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
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


Prizes

1997 Public Art Development Trust: Mark Francis / Nicky Hirst
1996 IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1993 Grand Prize Tokyo International Print Exhibition