Approved: 07.02.2017

Alexandra Francis

Artist

Approved: 07.02.2017

The majority of my artwork is often created spontaneously without any particular dominating initial theme or concept, excluding a selection of my canvas paintings. I despise the idea that I may be limiting myself to creating something that I really want to create, whether because of not having the necessary materials, the space, the finance or feeling as though I am being limited to working within

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      Artist Statement

      The majority of my artwork is often created spontaneously without any particular dominating initial theme or concept, excluding a selection of my canvas paintings. I despise the idea that I may be limiting myself to creating something that I really want to create, whether because of not having the necessary materials, the space, the finance or feeling as though I am being limited to working within one particular theme, so I receive great pleasure out of creating spontaneous artwork with any materials that are available, including readymades and recycled objects. 
      As part of my practice as an artist, I am motivated to create artwork by knowing that the artwork that I create is both original and contemporary, and the surprise element of not knowing what I will create next is a very inspiring factor of my practice. I believe my art practice is contemporary and original and I thrive to create artwork that can be considered as inspiring, thought provoking, and motivating. 
      I am inspired to create artwork that revolves around or can be associated with concepts of world peace, individuality, experimentation or nature.
      Though I primarily work with the art forms of sculpture, installation and painting, I do enjoy to experiment with creating artwork from a variety of art forms, including but not limited to; painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, site-specific, interactive and participatory artwork.

      CV & Education

      Alexandra Francis (b.1994, UK)
       0744 9829755 | a.francis.artist@gmail.com

       

      Education                                 Leeds Beckett University, Fine Art, Undergraduate Bachelor

                                                          Hons, 2015 – 2018
                                                          Leeds City College, BTEC Extended diploma in Art and Design,
                                                          2013 – 2015, DMM
                                                          Leeds East Academy, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Art and Design,
                                                          2011 – 2013, Merit

       

       

      Solo Exhibitions                       Picture this, Seven Arts, Leeds, UK, 2017 (forthcoming)
                                                           Flowers of Healing and Peace, Cafe Lux Leeds, UK, 10th May -
                                                            21st June 2017 (forthcoming)
                                                           Static Image, Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre, Leeds,
                                                           UK, 13th March - 8th May 2017 (forthcoming)
                                                           Chapel FM, Leeds, UK, 2016 (forthcoming)
                                                           Mixup, LS14 Trust, Leeds, UK, 2016
                                                           A Step Back, Old Red Bus Station, Leeds, UK, 2016
                                                           
                                                                                              



       

       

      Group Exhibitions                      Dark Arts, Candid Art Trust, London, UK, 2016
                                                             Site-Specific, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK, 2016
                                                             Trans-, The Brunswick, Leeds, UK, 2016
                                                             End of year Final, Studio 24, gate 2, Mabgate, Leeds, UK,
                                                             2015       
                                                             We are Here in Yellow and Red, Escola d’Art i Superior de
                                                             Disseny de Vic, Catalonia, Spain, 2015

                                                          
                                                             

       

      Community Exhibitions              Horsforth Walk of ART, Leeds, UK, 2016

       

      Collections                                      Private Collection, Leeds, UK
                                                                Private Collection, Leeds, UK
                                                                Private Collection, Leeds, UK
                                                                Candid Arts, London, UK
                                                                Private Collection, Leeds, UK

       

      Texts                                                 The Crazy Mind, Alexandra Francis – emerging artist                                                                         from Leeds, 10th August 2016.

                                                                 Special Interview, Interview with Alexandra Francis, 13th
                                                                 August 2016.
                                                       
                                                                 Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Beckett Fine Art student
                                                                 to take 'A Step Back' to Leed's Old Red Bus Station, 24th                                                                  August 2016, written by Kelly Scotney. 

                                                                 Be in the NYC Know, Artist Alexandra Francis Shares A
                                                                 Powerful Message of Peace Through Her Art, 2nd
                                                                 September 2016.

                                                                 With Five Questions, Meet Alexandra Francis, Artist, 30th
                                                                 September 2016.

                                                                 Everything is Awesome, Across the Pond, 24th October
                                                                 2016.   

                                                                 Nora Gouma Magazine, Interview with avant-garde artist
                                                                 Alexandra Francis, 2nd December 2016.

       

      Teaching                                          Woodside Pre-School, Leeds, UK, 14th June 2016   
                                                                 Brownberrie Lane Pre-School, Leeds, UK, 15th June 2016