Mark Francis Artist

Mark Francis

b. Newtownards, Co. Down, N.Ireland, 1962


1981 – 85 BA St. Martins College of Art
1985 – 86 MA Chelsea School of Art





Solo Exhibitions

2023    Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

             Harmonic Fields, Fox Jensen McCrory, Auckland, New Zealand



Palazzo Collicola Spoleto, Italy 

Echo Field, Luca Tammasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Resonate, Ubicaua Gallery, (two person show with Andy Cowton)

Re-Echo, Pallazo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy

Echo Vision, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


Bernhard Knaus, Frankfurt, Germany

Sonic Dub (online), Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 


RE-SOUND, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 


Ocean Light, Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

White Light, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland


Spectra, Luca Tomassi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


Mark Francis and Alexis Harding: The Extended Field,

Luca Tomassi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy


The Evidence of Absence, Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

2014 The Evidence of Absence, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Calibrate, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012 Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain

Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany 

Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, England

2009 Field, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Pulse, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria

Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland


Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

Galeria Pelaires, Palma, Mallorca, Spain


Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Frontier, Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium


Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland 


Gallery Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany

Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK

Marlborough Graphics, London, UK


Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany


Galerie Wilma Lock, St Gallen, Switzerland

Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris, Francis

2001 New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK

Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK


Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan

Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland


Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK

Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France


Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA


Terra Nova – New Territories, Harewood House, Leeds, UK

Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Galerie Anne de Villepoix , Paris, France

1995 Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK

Galerie Thieme+Pohl, Darmstadt, Germany

City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

1994 Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK
1992 Jill George Gallery, London, UK
1990 Thumb Gallery, London, UK











Selected Group Exhibitions


What Presence, curated by Dan Sturgis, Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

8 am in London, Midnight in LA, Thames-Side Studios, London, UK, curated by David Leapman

Perpetual Arrival, PLATFORM-A, Middlesborough, UK

Plastic Soul, Fox Jensen McCrory, Aukland, New Zealand


Abstract Painting Now, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

The Underlying Shape, Floss and Schultz, Cologne, Germany

Painting Black, Museum Wilhelm Morgner, Foundation of Conceptual Art, Soest, Germany


5 Years at Heddon Street, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK

The Pattern Reveals Itself, Claudia Weil Galerie, Friedberg-Rinnenthal, Germany

2015 Strukturen Project, Newlyn Art Gallery, The Exchange, Penzance, UK
2014 Strukturen Projekt, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Germany

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Means without Ends, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, UK


Lets Party For A Piece Of Art, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Creating the New Century – Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art (FCMOCA), Fort Collins, CO, USA

Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

Group Show 2011, Sala Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

LITOS GRAFERA, Kunst Centret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark

Joao Ferreira Gallery Collection 2011, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa


Cream – Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Summer 2010, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Next Generation, Einblicke in junge Ostschweizer Privatsammlungen, Kunstmuseum St.Gallen, Switzerland 

Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me it’s Raining, Apexart, New York, USA

Abstract Vision Now, Art + Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia 

Spatial Dimensions, Galerie de Brock, Knokke, Belgium


Concrete, The Collection of Heinz and Annette Teufel, Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart, Germany

Into Irish Drawing, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland; Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; AkkuH Aktuele Kunst Hengelo, Hengelo, The Netherlands 

Summer Abstract Group Show – Galleria Rubin, Milan, Italy

summa summarum, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Edition Copenhagen, Retrospective 1959 – 2009 – Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark


C ad hoc, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland 

Abstraction, João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 

Spore Atomi Stelle, Galleria L’Attico, Rome, Italy 

10,000 to 50: Contemporary Art from the Members of Business to Arts, Irish Museum of Modern Art – IMMA, Dublin, Ireland 

Celebrating 20 year, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

What lies beneath the surface – Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

For the Spirit, From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Contemporary Graphics, Galerie & Edition Bode GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany

Genesis, Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland 


Die Kunst zu sammeln, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany

ART FUTURES, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

Painting in the Noughties, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland

Heads Figures and Ideas 2007, Osborne Samuel, London, UK

 2006 Monochromed, The Fine Art Society, London, UK

Lines and Traces, Galerie Bernhard Knaus, Mannheim, Germany

ART FUTURES, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK

After the Thaw, AIB Art Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Size Matters, Arts Council England Touring Collections, UK


In the Time of Shaking, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

ARTfutures 2004 – City of London School, London, UK

La Colmena – Galeria de Fundaciíon/Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

 2003 Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002, Jerwood Space, London, UK

Dublin 7 Educate Together, Dublin, Ireland

Leopold + Rudolf Blaschka, Design Museum, London & touring

‘The Rowan Collection’, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

‘Eight New Paintings’, Kerlin Gallery Dublin, Ireland

Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Project Space, London, UK

John Moores 22, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK


Irish Art Now, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland

Fluid, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK

Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland

 2000/2001 ‘Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art’, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

‘Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political’,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, USA

‘Premio Michetti’: Europe, different perspectives in painting, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy

‘In the Mind’s Sky’, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, California, USA

The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK

Zero Zero Four Four,Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland

The Saatchi Gift, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK


‘Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political’, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

drei positionen in der malerei, Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany

Macro-Micro, Contemporary Painters Negotiate Small Truths, University of Texas (Blanton Museum of Art), USA

Zero Zero Four Four, PS1, New York and Allbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

POSTMARK: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

‘A Quiet Storm, Painting in Abstraction’, Kohn/Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


post Naturam – nach der Natur, Stadt Münster, Germany

Sensation – Saatchi Collection, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany

Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy


Interior, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK

Surface, GOW Langsford, Auckland, New Zealand

Sensation – Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

Beau Geste, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Residue, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Nat West Painting Prize, London, UK


Absolut Vision, New British Painting in the 1990’s, M.O.M.A., Oxford, UK

Scattering Matrix, curated by Jane Hart, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

Black, Grey & White, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany

Microscopic territories, Harewood House Trust, Harewood, UK

British Abstract Art III, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK

Whitechapel Open, London, UK

IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA


Testing the Water, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Voyage Anglais, Rheimes, France

John Moores, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

From Here, Karsten Schubert/Waddington Galleries, London, UK

Painters’ Opinion, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Adventure of Painting, Kunstvereins Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, Germany


Human Nature, Mark Francis & Brad Lochore Herve Mikaeloff, Paris, France

The Curator’s Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK

New Modern British Paintings (1988 – 1994), Richard Salmon Ltd., London, UK

East 1994, Norfolk Institute of Art & Design, Norwich, UK

Paintmarks, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Unveiled, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

Europa 94, Munich Order Centre, Munich, Germany

Whitechapel Open, London, UK


Recent Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London, UK

An Undiscovered Country; 10 Abstract Painters, curated by Charles Hall, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, Ikon Touring Exhibition

Snap Shots, curated by Anthony Wilkinson, Eagle Gallery, London, UK

A Decade of Collecting, Tate Gallery, London, UK

International Print Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

Whitechapel Open, London, UK


South Bank Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

British Art comes to St. Helena, St Helena (selected by Mary Rose Beaumont)

Twelve Stars, European Parliment Exhibition, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Zurich, Brussels


Four Painters, New Academy, London, UK

Bonhams Contemporary Auction, London, UK

Whitechapel Open, London, UK

 1989 Christie’s New Contemporaries, Royal College of Art, London, UK

4 New Painters, Paton Gallery, London, UK

ILEA class of ’86, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK

On the Wall Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Another View of Ireland, Irish Artists in London, UK

Athena International Awards, Mall Galleries, London, UK

Riverside Open, Riverside Studios, London, UK


Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Summer Group Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, London, UK


Summer Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

New Contemporaries, The Mall Gallery, London, UK

Projects & Awards

1997 Public Art Development Trust: Mark Francis / Nicky Hirst
1996 IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
1993 Grand Prize Tokyo International Print Exhibition


ACC Bank, Dublin

Allied Irish bank

Anglo Irish bank

Arts Council of England

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

American Express Collection

Arthur Andersen & Co Ltd

Bank of Ireland

Bank of America, Dublin

Bank of Scotland, Dublin

British Credit Trust,Slough

British Council, London

Caldic Collection, Amsterdam

Cleveland Clinic Art Foundation Program, Lyndhurst, Ohio

Chelmsford Borough Council

Contemporary Arts Society, London

Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

de Young Memorial Museum San, Francisco

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Deutsche Bank, Germany

Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, London

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

The Economist

European Parliament

General Mills Inc.

Goldman Sachs International, London

Government Art Collection, London

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

Hammersmith & Fulham Education Authority

Heytesbury Holdings, Australia

IIB Bank, Dublin

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, New Jersey

KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art Helsinki, Finland

Lambert Collection, Zurich

Leicester Education Authority

Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum

Machida City Museum Of Graphic Art, Tokyo

Manchester City Art Gallery, Manchester

Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Dublin

Mead Gallery, Warwick University

Merrill Lynch & Co, Inc., New York

Merrill Lynch International Bank, London

The 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

Neuberger Berman, A Lehman Brothers company

New York Public Library, New York

The Rowan Collection Belfast

Saatchi Collection, London

Sarah Hilden Art Museum, Tampere, Finland

Southampton City Art Gallery

Simmons & Simmons, London

Stanhope Properties Plc

The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

St. Peters College, Oxford

Tate Gallery, London

UBS Art collection, Switzerland

Ulster Museum, Belfast

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


Selected bibliography


Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, 22 March 2013

Cristin Leach Hughes, The Sunday Times, pg. 14/15, 17 March 2013

Robert Clark, Guardian Guide, 1 March 2013

Gerry Walker, Irish Arts Review, pg. 74/75, Spring 2013


Le Monde diplomatique, October 2010, pg. 1

‘For the Love of Art’, The Kelly Collection, Co. Wexford, edited by Dr. Roisin Kennedy, pg. 40-43

Bob Dickenson, Art Monthly, No. 336, May 2010

‘Abstract Experiments’, House and Garden, May 2010, pg. 96

Prime Cuts: May-September, pg. 8, 2010

Michael Glover, ‘Scenic setting is full of surprises’, The Independent, April 6 2010

Concept for Living, ‘What’s On’, Issue 137, April 2010

‘Arena’, exhibition catalogue, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria. Text by Barry Phipps.

The Big Issue in the North, 22-28 March 2010, pg. 8

‘Round the Galleries’, Andrew Lambirth, Spectator, pg. 46 &49, March 27 2010

Adrian Mullen, Best of Brit! Leading Artist sets eyes of world on Kendal, The Westmorland Gazette, 25 March 2010, pg. 41

Rachel Campbell Johnston, The Times Playlist, 20-26 March 2010, pg. 21

The Guardian, The Guide, pg. 39, March 20 2010

Adrian Mullen, ‘Art world focuses on Mark Francis Abbot Hall exhibition, The Westmorland Gazette, 19 March 2010 (online)

North-west Evening Newspaper, March 18 2010, pg.1

Andrew Spooner, The Art of Adventure, The Guardian, 13 March 2010, pg. 7


Aidan Dunne, ‘Familiarity Can Breed Surprise and Delight’, The Irish Times, October 7th 2009

Kate Butler, The Sunday Times, October 4th 2009

Ed. McAree, Paul, ‘Breaking Ground: 2001-2009, 48/88/56/48/446’, Dublin, 2009.

Four Seasons Magazine, Issue Four, 2009, pp.95 & cover page.


Select 2008, Mark Francis, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin

Aidan Dunne, Systems setting pretty, The Irish Times, 15 February 2008

Lucy White, ‘His finger is on the…’ Metro, January 28, 2008

2006 ‘Experiments with the science world’, Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, March 8 2006

Michael Wilson, Artforum, May 2004

Rebecca Geldard, Time Out, 12th-19th May, 2004


Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 29th October, 2003.

Catherine Leen, Sunday Times – Culture, 19th October 2003.


MacGiolla Léith, Caoimhín. Soundings: The Paintings of Mark Francis, Irish Arts Review, Yearbook 2001, Vol. 17

Notate, biomorph: Mark Francisbei Hauff, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 02 June

Achterbahn, Francis in der Galerie Hauff, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 23 May

Malerei als kartografisches System, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 24 April

‘Soundings, The Paintings of Mark Francis’, Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith, Irish Arts review, Yearbook 2001, Vol.17


Daly, Catherine. Mark Francis, The Sunday Times, (Irish edition), 31 December

Dunne, Aiden. Mark Francis, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 November

Mark Francis, Netter Art Collection, publ. Georg Theime Verla

Wood, Catherine. Reflecting on his work: the artist Mark Francis, The Lancet, Vol 356, 05 August

Staff Brandl, Mark. Mark Francis at MK G, Art in America, July

Coomer, Martin. Time Out, 06 July-13 July

Herbert, Martin. Mark Francis, Interim Art, Time Out, 28 June–05 July

Aidin, Rose. ‘Painting by numbers’, The Times

Dunne, Aiden. ‘No national identity, please. We’re Irish’,

Mark Francis, Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, texts by Stephen Snoddy, Stephen Jay Gould and Andrew Cross

‘Mark Francis’, Catherine Daly, Sunday Times, 31 Dec 2000

Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 Nov 2000

Robson, David. ‘Now the Brit pack get a gallery all to themselves’, The Express, 24 March

Young, Robin & Morgan, Jonathan. ‘Broad canvas for a new face of Tate Britain’ The Times, 24 March

Clark, Robert. ‘Home thoughts from abroad’, The Guardian Guide, 12-18 February

Darwent, Charles. ‘Anatomy of an obsessive’, The Independent on Sunday, 23 January

Tracy, Luvvi. ‘Francis? Wonderful’, Milton Keynes on Sunday, 23 January

Lubbock, Tom. ‘Behind the scenes at the museum’, The Indepedent, 18 January


The Irish Times, 09 February Stewart, Clare.

Art for the Millennium, The Times, 11 December

Mitchell, Steve. Without Boundaries: “Irish” Art at the Albright-Knox, Artvoice, 07-13 October

Huntington, Richard. The Clouds roll in, The Buffalo News Arts & Entertainment, 03 October

Schade, Christopher. Blanton curator’s first show finds truth, Austin American-Statesman, 18 September 1999

Smith, Roberta. The Irish Struggle For a Visual Poetry To Call Their Own, The New York Times, Weekend, 25 June 1999

Mack, Gerhard. Marks merkwürdige Mikrokosmen, Paradeplatz, 23 April

Preview: 0044, Dawn Fulcher, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23

Paintings: Ein Ire in St. Gallen, Vorarlberger-Nachrichten, 17 April

Pulsieren in Zeitlupe, Ursula Badrutt Schoch, St. Gallen-Tagblatt/Kultur, 9 April

Mark Francis, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, 12 March

Cluttered to Perfection, Jane Burton, The Independent on Sunday Mag. 28 February


A Brush with Tradition, Louisa Buck, Joyce no.41, Spring issue

Seductive Dots, Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, 15 May

Spontaneitat und Controlle, Barbara Henke, Haudelsblatt Kunstmarkt, 6 January

NatWest sells Old Masters to buy Modern British Art, Nigel Reynolds, Daily Telegraph, 26 February

Mark Francis, Journal Frankfurt, December / January


Den Betrachter auf Distanz halten, Konstanze Cruwell, IAS, 27 December

Mark Francis, Schwarz und Rund, Frankfurter Rundschau, 27 December

Mark Francis, Catalogue essay, Tim Marlow, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin

Interior, Time Out, Sue Hubbard, 12 November

Voglio uffici come musei, La Stampa, Gabriele Beccaria, 12 October

Blair goes abstract but avoids dead cows, Nigel Reynolds, Daily Telegraph, 9 October

New man at the Ministry shows his true colours in art, Dan Glaister,

Herbert Martin, Time Out, September

The Guardian, 9th Oct

Who are they pointing at?, Independent/EYE, Tom Lubbock, 18 September

Confessions of a gallery curator, Sunday Tribune, Aidan Dunne, 31 August

Nat West Prize, The Independent on Sunday, Tim Hilton, 25 May

Nat West Prize, Financial Times, Bill Packe, 20 May

Mary Boone Gallery, The New York Times, Grace Glueck, 31 Jan

Letter from New York, Art Monthly, Andrew Cross, Feb no. 203

Mary Boone Gallery, The New Yorker, 3 Feb


The IMMA/Glen Dimplex Award, The Sunday Times, 12 May

Crooked Style, The Observer,William Fever

The Best of Brit Painting, The Guardian, Adrian Searle

On the Surface, The Independent, Andrew Graham-Dixon

The Vision Thing, Art Monthly, Andrew Wilson, Absolut Vision, M.O.M.A., Oxford

The Sunday Independent, review by Ciara Ferguson, 21 April

IMMA/Glen Dimplex, Sunday Times, Medb Ruane, 31 March

The Irish Times, review by Brian Fallon, 5 April

Cityline Magazine, Charles Purcell, April issue

The Tribune Magazine, review by Aidan Dunne, 24 March

IMMA/Glen Dimplex, Phoenix Magazine, 29 March

IMMA/Glen Dimplex, In Dublin Magazine, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, 28 March

Critics Choice, The Sunday Tribune, by Aidan Dunne, 17 March

Arts Diary, The Evening Herald, 14 March

Gallery Glance, Dublin Event Guide, 7 March


Rewind 95, The Irish Times, Brian Fallon, 28 Dec

The how right we were syndrome, The Tribune Magazine, 17 Dec

IMMA/Glen Dimplex Award Shortlist, The Sunday Times, 17 Dec

Turn on the Dimplex, Irish Times, 14 Dec

An Irishman’s Diary, The Irish Times, Kevin Myers, 14 Dec

Temple or Bar, The Irish Times, Luke Clancy, 28 Dec

Who needs London?, The Independent on Sunday, Tim Hilton, 5 Nov

Kerlin Gallery, The Irish Times, Luke Clancy, 31 Oct

Kerlin Gallery, The Sunday Times, Medb Ruane, 29 Oct

On Exhibitions, The Independent, Iain Gale, 27 Oct

Compendium of Coolness, Liverpool Daily Post, Adrian Henri, 26 Oct

Manchester City Art Gallery, Frieze, Mark Durden, issue 22

Interim Art, Art Monthly, Simon Morley, issue 187


Around the Galleries: Interim Art, Saccha Craddock, Times, May

Manchester City Art Gallery, Big Issue, Rob Haynes

Manchester City Art Gallery, City Life

Interim Art, Time Out, Martin Coomer

Waddingtons/ Karsten Schubert, Art Monthly, Michael Archer issue 186

Adventure of Paintings, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Wolfgang Rainer

Adventure of Painting, Westdeutsche Zeitung, Sophia Wiliams

Adventure of Painting: Rheinische Post

Human Nature, Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Fritz 6

Galerie Theme+Pohl, Darmstadter Echo, Roland Held, 20 June

Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Mark Francis, Lebendiges Darmstadt, June

Neue Kunstausstellungen, Darmstadter Echo, 25 May

Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Darmstadter Kulturnachrichren

Painter’s Opinion, De Volkskrant, Suto Wama


Mark Francis/ Brad Lochore, Art & Expos, Paris

Mark Francis, Interim Art, London, texts by Peter Fleissig and Christopher Bucklow

Review: Interim Art, Time Out, David Lillington, May

East, Art Monthly, Mark Durden,

The Curator’s Egg, Summer: Untitled, issue no.5

Whitechapel Open, The Times, Richard Cork

Life in Venice, Untitled, Tony Godfery, issue no.3

The Richter Scale, Arts Review, Charles Gall

1993 David Lillington review, Time Out
1992 Mark Francis, New Paintings and Monoprints, Jill George Gallery, London, text by Stuart Morgan
1990 Mark Francis, Painting and Monotypes, Thumb Gallery, London, text by Charles Hall Pick of the Week, The Guardian, Charles Hall
1989 New Art Goes Under The Hammer, The Telegraph, Richard Cork
1986 Four New Painters at Paton, Artscribe, Ian Brunskill, No. 58