Our Sculptors

Frances Richardson FRSS

Richardson’s approach to sculpture draws out and exposes inherent properties in materials and the language of making. “The material, and the way that you process the material, is integral to the spirit and meaning of the piece…it’s the content of the work"
Metal (other)

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.

Richardson was awarded the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, 2017, CW SOLO AWARD 2017 and nominated for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2015-17 in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery.

Key solo exhibitions include: Not even nothing can be free of ghosts, Standpoint , London 2018, Cross Lane Projects, Kendal, Cumbria, 2018. In times of brutal instability, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, London Art Fair 2018, 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. 

Publications include; The Art of Drawing: British Masters and Methods since 1660 by Susan Owens, V&A, 2013, Ideas in the Making: drawing structure, Trinity Contemporary, London 2011, Vitamin D: New Perspectives on Contemporary Drawing, Phaidon NY 2005, In Between the Lines, Trinity Contemporary, 2009