Working directly in a wide variety of materials, Frances Richardson works to convey 'a thought that encompasses both a memory of the real and a projection of the imagined.'
Frances Richardson (b. 1965, Leeds, UK) received her MA in Fine Art Sculpture from the Royal College of Art, London in 2006. Previous to this she studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Design, Norwich. Following this course, Richardson received a Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship and trained as a Yoruba carver under Master Carver Segun Faleye in Nigeria. Later studies brough her to the Sculpture MA at the Royal College of Art.
Richardson exhibits both nationally and internationally. Key solo exhibitions include: Not evennothing can be free from ghosts, Standpoint Gallery, London 2018, In times of brutal instability, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, London Art Fair 2018, Performed object: Fig.090616, Concrete Canvas, Treforest Industrial Estate, Cardiff 2016, Loss of object and bondage to it Fig.2, Bermondsey Square Sculpture Commission, Vitrine Gallery, London 2015, Loss of object and bondage to it, Lubomirov-Easton, London 2014 and Ideas in the Making: drawing structure, Trinity Contemporary, London 2011.
In 2017 Richardson was awarded the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award and Chiara Williams Contemporary Art SOLO AWARD and nominated for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2015-17 in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery.
Frances RichardsonSplit Object, 201712 x 52 x 30 cm
Frances RichardsonPerformed object: fig.090616 , 2016Concrete Canvas on steel railingH 6.5 m
Frances RichardsonLoss of object and Bondage to it, 2014Concrete Canvass, MDF, screws and paintH 1.53 m
Frances Richardsonwe, 2013Pencil on cotton paper (Magnani Coronoa)50 x 70 mm | 19 1/2 x 28 in
Frances RichardsonObject for thinking about sitting, 2012MDF, metal and paint90 x 45 x 5 cm
Frances Richardson220411 Friday, 2011Pencil on paper15 x 30 cm | 5 7/8 x 11 3/4 in