About Me

Frances Aviva Blane
Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (University College London), 1991 – 1993
Byam Shaw School of Painting and Drawing, London, 1988 – 1991
Chelsea College of Art, London, 1987

Selected solo shows
BLANE. Broken Heads, Broken Paint, 12 Star Gallery at Europe House, London 2018
TWO FACES. Painting/HEADS, The German Embassy Belgravia, London 2016 – 2017
DECONSTRUCT. solo show alongside exhibitions of Louise Bourgeois and Francis Bacon.
De Queeste Kunstkamers, Abele/Watou, Belgium, 2014
BIG BLACK PAINTINGS. Bay Hall, Kings College, London, 2014

Selected group shows
No Man is an Island, with Susan Stockwell and David Connearn, Art Dialog, Bonn 2018
HUMAN, The German Embassy, London 2017
Creekside Open, selected by Jordan Baseman, 2017
Liquid Thought, with Daniel Enkaoua and Chris Stevens,
De Queeste Kunstkamers Abele/Watou Belgium, 2016
Impact, with Marthe Zinc, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Anstee,
De Queeste Kunstkamers Abele/Watou Belgium, 2016
De Vage Grens, with Frank Auerbach, Reniere & Depla,
De Queeste Kunstkamers, Abele/Watou, Belgium, 2015
Jerwood Drawing Prize London and tour 2015
Drawing Breath, Jerwood Anniversary Exhibition, Award Winners
London, Sydney, Bristol, 2006 – 2008
Annely Juda, a Celebration, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, 2007
PRIME TIME, German and English Painting, Berlin, 2006
London Gallery Swap,sponsored by the British Council and Goethe institut, 2002
Drawing with Basil Beattie, ecArtspace, London, 2001
Painting with John McLean, ecArtspace, London, 2000

Awards
Jerwood Award for Drawing, 1999
Cheltenham and Gloucester, Open Drawing Show (award winner) 1999
Mid-America ART Alliance Fellowship for Visual Arts, 1998
Residency at Djerassi Artists’ Foundation, California, 1998
Graham Hamilton Drawing Prize, 1991

Residency
The Djerassi Resident Art Programme, California, 1998

Collections
Blind Art, London
Jesus College, Cambridge
The London School of Economics,
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
The Sternberg Centre, London
The Usher Gallery, Lincoln
The Three Faiths Forum, London
The Tim Sayer Collection London
The Doris Jean Lockhart Collection

Publications
MORE.
Essay by Mark Gisbourne.
EMBASSY.
Essay by Tess Jaray RA.
NOTHING.
Essay by Diana Souhami.