Mark Francis

Mark Francis (Irish, b.1962)
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Editions

Gallery Works

Biography: 

Solo Exhibitions:
*denotes catalogue

2011
Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2010
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany
Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (Cumbria), England*

2009
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2008
Mark Francis, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland*
Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria
Mark Francis, Neue Bilder, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

2007
Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain*
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

2006 
Mark Francis: Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 

2005 
Mark Francis, Paintings 2002 - 2005, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki (09 June - 07 August)* 
Mark Francis, New Paintings, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland 

2004 
Mark Francis: New Etchings and Monoprints, Marlborough Graphics, London (24 November - 31 December) 
Mark Francis, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London 
Mark Francis, New Paintings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin 

2003 
Mark Francis, New Paintings, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles (22 February - 29 March)* 
Mark Francis, New Paintings, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (11 October - 15 November) 
Mark Francis: Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin 

2002 
Mark Francis, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
Mark Francis, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris 

2001 
Mark Francis, New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart 

2000 
Mark Francis, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (24 November - 06 January 01) 
Mark Francis, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London 
Mark Francis: Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes College, London * (15 January - 12 March) 

1999 
Mark Francis, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (20 February - 20 March) 

1998 
Mark Francis, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles 
Mark Francis, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London 
Mark Francis, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris 

1997 
Mark Francis, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (17 October - 10 November) * 
Mark Francis, Mary Boone Gallery, New York (04 January - 22 February) 
Mark Francis, Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt 

1996 
Mark Francis: Terra Nova - New Territories, Harewood House, Leeds 
Mark Francis, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam 
Mark Francis, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris 

1995 
Mark Francis, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London * 
Mark Francis, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin 
Mark Francis, Galerie Thieme+Pohl, Darmstadt 
Mark Francis, City Art Gallery, Manchester 

1994 
Mark Francis, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London * 

1992 
Mark Francis, New Paintings and Monotypes, Jill George Gallery, London (16 June - 10 July) * 

1990 
Mark Francis, Paintings and Monotypes, Thumb Gallery, London (16 October - 16 November) *

Group Exhibitions:
*denotes catalogue 
 

2011

ShowRoom #1, Scheublein Fine Art, Zürich, Switzerland

2010

Next Generation. Einblicke in junge Ostschweizer Privatsammlungen, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (curated by Konrad Bitterli)

2009

Into Irish Drawing, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France

2008

Genesis - Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Austria
For the Spirit - From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Contemporary Graphics, Galerie Bode, Nürnberg, Germany
Celebrating 20 years, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
What lies beneath the surface, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
black mirror, curated by Marco Costantini, Centre d’art contemporain de Neuchatel, Switzerland

2007

Die Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Timeless, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2006

Hirst and his Contemporaries, The Andipa Gallery, London
Diagnose [Kunst] - Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen
Silent Inside, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2005

Lines and Traces, Galerie Bernard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany
After the Thaw, AIB Art Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork
Size Matters, Art Council of Great Britian Touring Collection
Art futures 2005, Bloomberg Space, London, Germany

2003 
Before & After Science, Marcella Arte Contemporanea, Milan 

2002 
Eight New Paintings, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (25 April - 25 May) 
Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Project Space, London 
Leopold & Rudolf Blaschka, The Design Museum, London (touring) 
The Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 
The Rowan Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 
Scratch the Silence, Whitford Fine Art, London 

2001 
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Political, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin* 
Fluid, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Wolverhampton 
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland 
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Politcal, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago * 

2000 
Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin * 
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Politcal, Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada * (30 January - 09 April 2000) 
Premio Michetti: Europe, different perspectives in painting, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare 
The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London 

1999 
Irish Art Now, From the Poetic to the Politcal, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston * (03 October - 12 December) 
drei positionen in der malerei, Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, 
Negotiating Small Truths, Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin 
A Quiet Storm: Painting in Abstraction, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles 
Zero Zero Four Four, PS1 Museum, New York and The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo 
POSTMARK: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico 

1998 
Sensation - Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin* 
post Naturam - nach der Natur, Stadt, Munster 
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena 

1997 
Interior, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London 
Surface, GOW Langsford, Aukland, New Zealand 
Sensation - Young British Art from the Saatchi Collection, Royal Acadamy of Art, London * 
Beau Geste, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles 
Residue, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 
Nat West Painting Prize, London 

1996 
Scattering Matrix, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica (curated by Jane Hart) 
Black, Grey & White, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Dusseldorf 
British Abstract Art III, Flowers East Gallery, London 
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 
Mark Francis, Leonardo Drew, Oliver Herring, Mary Boone Gallery, New York 
IMMA / Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 

1995 
Testing the Water, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool 
Voyage Anglais, Rheimes, France, 1996 
John Moores, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 1996 
From Here, Galerie Karsten Schubert and Waddington Galleries, London 
The Adventure of Painting, Kunstvereine, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart 
Painter's Opinion, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam 

1994 
Human Nature, Mark Francis & Brad Lochore, Herve Mikaeloff, Paris 
The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London 
New Modern British Paintings 1988 -1994, Richard Salmon Ltd, London 
East 1994, Norfolk Institute of Art & Design, Norwich 
Paintmarks, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge 
Unveiled, Cornerhouse, Manchester 
Europa 94, Munich Order Center, Munich 

1993 
Recent Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London 
An Undiscovered Country: 10 Abstract Painters, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London (IKON touring exhibition curated by Charles Hall) 
Snap Shots, Eagle Gallery, London (curated by Anthony Wilkinson) 
A Decade of Collecting, Tate Gallery, London 
International Print Exhibition, Machidi Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo 

1992 
South Bank Show, Royal Festival Hall, London 

1990 
Four Painters, New Academy, London 
Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 

1989 
Christie's New Contemporaries, Royal College of Art, London 

1986 
4 New Painters, Paton Gallery, London 
On the Wall Gallery, Belfast 

1984 
Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London 

1983 
Summer Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin 
New Contemporaries, The Mall Gallery, London

 

Museum and Corporate Collections

ACC Bank, Dublin

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Allied Irish Bank

American Express Collection

Bank of America, Dublin

British Council, London

British Credit Trust

Caldic Collection, Amsterdam

Chelmsford Borough Council

Cleveland Clinic Art Foundation Program, Lyndhurst, Ohio

Contemporary Art Society, London

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Deutsche Bank, Germany

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, London

The Economist Collection of Art, London

European Parliament

General Mills Inc., Minneapolis

Goldman Sachs International, London

Government Art Collection, London

The Hallmark Art Collection, Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri

Hammersmith & Fulham Education Authority

Heytesbury Holdings

The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

IIB Bank, Dublin

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Lambert Collection, Zürich

Leceister Education Authority

Machida City Museum of Graphic Art, Tokyo

Manchester City Art Gallery

Mead Gallery, Warwick University

Merrill Lynch & Co,. New York

Merrill Lynch International Bank, London

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Microsoft Art Collection, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington State

Museum of Modern Art, Miami

Nat West Group Art Collection, London

Saatchi Collection, London

Simmons & Simmons, London

Southhampton City Art Gallery

Stanhope Properties Plc

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

St. Peter´s College, London

The Tate Gallery, London

UBS Art Collection, Switzerland

Ulster museum, North Ireland

Unilever PLC, London

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wellmark BlueCross Blue Shield Corporate Art Collection, Des Moines, Iowa

De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco