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Frances Richardson

New Represented Artist
1 November 2019
Frances Richardson, Loss of object and Bondage to it, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Karsten Schubert London now represents artist Frances Richardson. We were first introduced to Richardson by Alison Wilding, and got to know her well when the two artists created an exhibition together this spring, where they showed their work side-by-side. 

Richardson works in sculpture and drawing to express the integral properties of her materials, while also exploring the expression and shape of nothingness. Working directly in a variety of materials – including concrete, MDF, porcelain and pencil on paper – Richardson works to convey 'a thought that encompasses both a memory of the real and a projection of the imagined.'

Frances Richardson (born 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. After her time at Norwich, Frances participated in an apprenticeship in Nigeria studying under master Yoruba wood-carver Segun Faleye. 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, Trefforest 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 prestigious 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.

An exhibition programme of Richardson's work will be announced in 2020. In the meantime, a selection of her work will be on display in our Room 2 viewing space and specific works can be viewed by request.