Mark Francis

(britisch, geb. 1962)

multiple field by mark francis

Mark Francis

Multiple Field, 2009

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Mark Francis

Rima, 2004

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Born Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland
1980 - 1985
St. Martin's College of Art, London
1985 - 1986
Chelsea School of Art, London
Grand Prize Tokyo International Print Exhibition
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Public Art Development Trust: Mark Francis / Nicky Hirst


Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, UK (solo) (Cat.)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
black mirror, curated by Marco Costantini, Centre d’art contemporain de Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
What lies beneath the surface, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Celebrating 20 years, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Contemporary Graphics, Galerie Bode, Nürnberg, Germany
For the Spirit – From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Genesis – Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Neue Bilder 2008, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Austria (solo)
Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria (solo)
Hugh Lande Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Experiments in Abstraction, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Timeless, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Die Kunst zu sammeln”, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hirst and his Contemporaries, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
Diagnose [Kunst] – Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Silent Inside, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzwerland (solo)
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 Collection
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Mauleen Paley Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Dublin 7 Educate Together, Dublin, Ireland
Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Project Space, London, UK
The Rowan Collection, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Eight New Paintings, Kerlin Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Gallerie Wilmma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (solo)
New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Irish Art Now, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Fluid, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Dyer, Richard, James Peto, Francis McKee, 'Mark Francis', Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Dyer, Richard, 'Mark Francis', Mallorca Spain: Sala Pelaires
Leahy, Bill, 'Keeping in Time', Village, 23 February – 1 March 2006
Totally Dublin, February 2006
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Experiments with the science world, Feb 2006
New Paintings-Neue Bilder, Galerie Wilma Lock St. Gallen/CH, 14- September – 26 November
‘Warmespeicher Malerei’, St. Galler-Tagblatt – Kultur, by Ursula Bbadrutt. Ostschweizer Agenda 29 September
Valjakka, Timo, 'Paintings, 2002-2005', Galerie Forsblom, Helsink
'After the Thaw: Recent Irish Art from the AIB Art Collection', February 05 – April 02 2005, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Cat. includes an essay by Aiden Dunne
Rudd, Natalie, 'From here to infinity and back', Size Matters, Arts Council England Touring Collection
Michael Wilson, Artforum, May 2004
Rebecca Geldard, Time Out, 12th-19th May, 2004
Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 29th October, 2003.
Catherine Leen, Sunday Times – Culture, 19th October 2003.
19 Jan Suspended amid different worlds, Los Angeles Times, 21 March
19 Jan Suspended amid different worlds, Los Angeles Times, 21 March
‘Kunst und Sciences’ 12 January, NZZ am Sonntag, by Dr Gerhard Mack
MacGiolla Léith, Caoimhin, 'Paintings', Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Marella, Giovanni, 'Before and After Science', Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Johnstone, Isobel, 'Raising the temperature 100 degrees', Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Harrison, Eddie. The Saatchi Gift, Metro Life, 10 January
New Paintings, Galerie Wilma Lock St. Gallen/CH, ‘Netzwerk’ St. Galler-Tagblatt- Kultur, 4 Oktober, by Kristin Schmidt
MacGiolla Léith, Caoimhín. Soundings: The Paintings of Mark Francis, Irish Arts Review, Yearbook 2001, Vol. 17
Notate, biomorph: Mark Francisbei Hauff, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 02 June
Achterbahn, Francis in der Galerie Hauff, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 23 May
Malerei als kartografisches System, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 24 April
Fluid: Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, ‘The productive body’, David Hopkins
'Soundings, The Paintings of Mark Francis’, Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith, Irish Arts review, Yearbook 2001, Vol.17
Art Works: deutsche Bank, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, ‘1990s Pidgn – and Ultra Modernism’
Daly, Catherine. Mark Francis, The Sunday Times, (Irish edition), 31 December
Dunne, Aiden. Mark Francis, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 November
Wood, Catherine. Reflecting on his work: the artist Mark Francis, The Lancet, Vol 356, 05 August
Staff Brandl, Mark. Mark Francis at MK G, Art in America, July
Coomer, Martin. Time Out, 06 July-13 July
Herbert, Martin. Mark Francis, Interim Art, Time Out, 28 June–05 July
Aidin, Rose. ‘Painting by numbers’, The Times
Dunne, Aiden. ‘No national identity, please. We’re Irish’
Mark Francis, Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, texts by Stephen Snoddy, Stephen Jay Gould and Andrew Cross
‘Mark Francis’, Catherine Daly, Sunday Times, 31 Dec 2000
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 Nov 2000
Robson, David. ‘Now the Brit pack get a gallery all to themselves’, The Express, 24 March
Young, Robin & Morgan, Jonathan. ‘Broad canvas for a new face of Tate Britain’ The Times, 24 March
Clark, Robert. ;Home thoughts from abroad’, The Guardian Guide, 12-18 February
Darwent, Charles. ‘Anatomy of an obsessive’, The Independent on Sunday, 23 January
Tracy, Luvvi. ‘Francis? Wonderful’, Milton Keynes on Sunday, 23 January
Lubbock, Tom. ‘Behind the scenes at the museum’, The Independent, 18 January
Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, ‘Irish art in the 1990s’ Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith
Irish Art Now From the Poetic to the Political, ‘Renegotiating the given’ Declan McGonagle, ‘Politics’, Kim Levin
Premio Michetti, ‘Europe, different perspectives in painting’, Ganni Romano
Zero Zzero Four Four, ‘Interview’, Nuala Fenton, ‘Introduction’, Peter Murray
'Mark Francis', Netter Art Collection, George Theime Verlag
Mark Francis, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, 12 March
Cluttered to Perfection, Jane Burton, The Independent on Sunday Mag. 28 February
Negotiating Small Truths: Blanton Museum of Fine Art, University of Texas, essay ‘Negotiating the Truth in Painting’ by Annette Dimeo Carlozzi The Irish Times, 09 February Stewart, Clare.
Art for the Millennium, The Times, 11 December
Mitchell, Steve. Without Boundaries: "Irish" Art at the Albright-Knox, Artvoice, 07-13 October
Huntington, Richard. The Clouds roll in, The Buffalo News Arts & Entertainment, 03 October
Schade, Christopher. Blanton curator’s first show finds truth, Austin American-Statesman, 18 September
Smith, Roberta. The Irish Struggle For a Visual Poetry To Call Their Own, The New York Times, Weekend, 25 June
Mack, Gerhard. Marks merkwürdige Mikrokosmen, Paradeplatz, 23 April
Preview: 0044, Dawn Fulcher, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23
Paintings: Ein Ire in St. Gallen, Vorarlberger-Nachrichten, 17 April
Pulsieren in Zeitlupe, Ursula Badrutt Schoch, St. Gallen-Tagblatt/Kultur, 9 April