Frances Richardson describes her sculptural works as “walk-in drawings”. The intent is that
the viewer becomes part of an imaginary field within actual space. In this field tables, chairs,
I-beams, floorboards, carpets, beds etc. are “drawn” using MDF/plywood in 3 dimensions.
Paired down to structural forms they effect through their physical presence, denying the
seduction of surface histories.

Education:     2004-06  Royal College of Art, MA Fine Art Sculpture

Solo exhibitions:
2008       Playing Against Reason, The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh
2007       Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
         INTERNUS, The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh
         The Scene Gallery, New York
2002       SOLD OUT, Vauxhall St Peters Heritage Centre, London
         Recent Drawings, The Scene Gallery, New York
2001       Sign & Deliver, Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Selected recent group exhibitions:
2010       Wall to Wall Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA
         Modern Times: responding to chaos De La Warr Pavilion
         Pulse NY (dm Contemporary)
         Salon du dessin contemporain, Paris (Kudlek van der Grinten Gallerie)
2009        In Between the Lines, Trinity Contemporary, London
         Sketch Show, Jealous Gallery, London
         Next, Chicago (dm Contemporary)
         Salon du dessin contemporain, Paris (Kudlek van der Grinten Gallerie)
2008        Another Dammed Drawing Show, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA
         4th Anniversary Exhibition - dm Contemporary, NY
         ARTfutures, London   
         Present, H P Garcia Gallery, NY
         Walking The Line, Kudlek van der Grinten Gallerie, Cologne
         Life’s a Gas, Beverly Knowles Gallery, London    
         Suffragette City, The Spare Room, London
2007        Drawing Now, DM Contemporary, NY
         Transformer, Woburn Sq Research Centre, UCL, London
         ANTICIPATION, One One One, London  
         Three Part Harmony, The Curators Office, Washington
         BLOCK PARTY: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA  
2006        No Man Is An Island, London
         In Motion, London
         BLOCK PARTY: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA
         MAN Drawing Prize Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London
 
Museum collections:
         Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA        

Publications/articles/catalogues:
Vitamin D: New Perspectives on Contemporary Drawing, Phaidon NY 2005
KEY: New York Times Magazine, Fall 2006
LA Times, review by Leah Ollman Friday 4th May 2007
Guardian Guide, review by Robert Clark  26th July 2008
In Between the Lines, Trinity Contemporary, 2009

Awards:
2007                Research Scholar, Kansas State University USA
2006                RCA Conran Foundation Award (1st prize)
                 RCA MAN Drawing Prize
2005                RCA Daler Rowney Drawing Prize
                 RCA Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship
2004                Arts Council England Individual Artist Award: Printmaking
2003                AA2A award        
1992,97&98     Travel awards from The British Council
1990-01           Commonwealth Foundation Fellowship
FRANCES RICHARDSON