CV

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Born: 1970 Norfolk UK
Nationality: British

EDUCATION
1996-8 Masters in Fine Art Photography. Royal College of Art.
1994-6 National Diploma in Photography. Liverpool City College
1991-3 BA in Art History and Third World Development. Liverpool University. 

COLLECTIONS
The Victoria and Albert National Photographic Collection.
Bradford Museum of Photography, Film and Television.
National Sound Archive’s Oral History of British Photography.
The Saatchi Gallery Collection.
Norwich Castle Museum Collection.
The Rubell Family Collection, Miami.
The Dennis & Debra Scholl Collection, Miami.
Martin. M . Margulies Collection, Miami. 

UPCOMING
2016
Liberties - The Exchange, Penzance - September - November
An exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act. Curated by Collyer Bristow Gallery.
Guler Ates, Helen Barff, Sutapa Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Jemima Burrill, Helen Chadwick, Sarah Duffy, Rose English, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Alison Gill, Helena Goldwater, Joy Gregory, Margaret Harrison, Alexis Hunter, Frances Kearney, EJ Major, Eleanor Moreton, Hayley Newman, Freddie Robins, Monica Ross, Jo Spence, Jessica Voorsanger, Alice May Williams and Carey Young.
Artist in residence: Makers at Felbrigg Hall National Trust property. Norfolk. October 2016. Including Florence Kennard and Alec Stevens.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Frances Kearney: Running Wild. Norwich Castle Colman Gallery. Oct 2013 – June 2014
2009 Frances Kearney. Norwich Arts Centre. Contemporary Art Norwich (CAN)
2001 ‘Frances Kearney’. Manchester Cornerhouse. 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Liberties - 21st October, 2015
An exhibition of contemporary art reflecting on 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act. Curated by Collyer Bristow Gallery.
Guler Ates, Helen Barff, Sutapa Biswas, Sonia Boyce, Jemima Burrill, Helen Chadwick, Sarah Duffy, Rose English, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Alison Gill, Helena Goldwater, Joy Gregory, Margaret Harrison, Alexis Hunter, Frances Kearney, EJ Major, Eleanor Moreton, Hayley Newman, Freddie Robins, Monica Ross, Jo Spence, Jessica Voorsanger, Alice May Williams and Carey Young.
2013
'Making It Up: Photographic Fictions' - Victoria and Albert Museum. May 2013 - March 2014.
'No Horizons'. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art. Group exhibition with Sugimoto, Hamish Fulton, Marcel Dinahet, Andy Goldsworthy. March - June 2013.
2011
Family Matters: The Family in Art - 16 October 2011 - 8 January 2012.
Spanning 400 years from Thomas Gainsborough to Zineb Sedira. As part of The Great British Art Debate. Touring to Tate Britain and museums in Sheffield and Tyne & Wear.
Eastern Pavillions Portfolio curated by Kaavous Clayton 2011 : mixed group portfolio with artists: Adam Bridgland, Andy Holden, Coco Crampton, Colin Self, Demian Flores, Elizabeth Price, Frances Kearney, Gareth Bayliss, Kate Owens, Nigel Henderson, Ryan Gander, Tris Vonna-Michell
2007
‘Something That I’ll Never Really See’ Contemporary photography from the V & A Collection. Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art Norwich.
2004
Wetlands Trust Arundel Sussex. Artist In Residence.
2002
‘Fair Play’. Group exhibition curated by Jananne Al–Ani & Frances Kearney. Angel Row. Nottingham.
‘Kettles Yard Open’. Cambridge.
‘Prospects’. Group exhibition. Essor Project Space.
Percy Miller Gallery. Group exhibition with Sarah Dobai, Dana Lixenberg. Effie Paleologou.
2001
‘Fair Play’. Danielle Arnaud Gallery. London. As above.
‘Frances Kearney’. Manchester Cornerhouse. Solo exhibition.
‘In A Lonely Place’. The National Museum of Photography, Film and Television. Bradford. Curated by Greg Hobson
‘Tweener’ The Norwich Gallery. Group exhibition.
2000
‘Attitude: A History of Posing’. The Canon Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum. Curated by Charlotte Cotton and Alison Hadfield.
‘Croniques Du Dehors Et Autres Hypotheses.’ St Luis Church, Arles, Recontres Internationals De Photographie. ( R.I.P.) Curated by Regis Durand, Centre Nationale de la Photographie, Paris.
‘Some Parts Of This World’. Helsinki Museum. Group exhibition with Wolfgang Tillmans, Rineke Dijkstra, Miriam Backstrom, Paul Graham. Curated by Jan Kaila of Valkuvagalleria Hippolyta.
‘The Sleep Of Reason’. Norwich Gallery. International group exhibition including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Richard Billingham, Gerhard Stromberg, Thomas Struth.
‘The Sleep For Reason’ Royal Pump House, Lemington Spa
‘The Sleep For Reason’, The Focal Point, Southend.
1999
‘Modern Times 1’ : The Hasselblad Center. Goteborg. Sweden. Group exhibition curated by Val Williams. Exhibiting with Trine Sondergaard, Rut Blees Luxemberg, Hannah Starkey, Bettina Von- Zwehl And Clare Strand.
‘Still’. The Netherlands Foto Instituut. Rotterdam. The Netherlands. Joint exhibition with Hannah Starkey.
‘Inspirit’. Contemporary Photography In The South East .’ Maidstone Museum And Art Gallery Kent.
‘Silver And Syrup: A Selection From The History Of Photography’. The Victoria and Albert Museum Canon Gallery. London.
‘Dreamlands’. Edinburgh. Portfolio Gallery. Joint exhibition with Sarah Jones and Hannah Starkey. 
1998
Shoreditch Biennale curated by Val Williams

PUBLICATIONS
Frances Kearney / Running Wild, Photomonitor , 2014
Running Wild
 review The Observer, 2014. 
Frances Kearney, monograph, Produced by Art/Books, 2013
‘Contemporary Photography’, Charlotte Cotton, Thames and Hudson, World of Art Series.
‘Artfan…Artist As Audience…A Constructed World At The Serpentine Gallery, London.‘ 2002.
‘Portfolio’ The Catalogue Of Contemporary Photography In Britain. Essay By Peter Suchin. Issue 35. June 2002.
‘La Photofraphie Traversee, Recontres Internationales De La Photographie – Arles’. Sud 2000.
‘Modern Times’. Peter Janssen. Katalog, Issue Fall 1999, New York.
‘The Saatchi Decade’. London,. Netherlands Edward Booth – Clibbon Editions, 1999.
‘Anonoymous,’ Still – Hannah Starkey / Frances Kearney’. Nfi News, Netherlands Foto Institut, Rotterdam, 1999. 

AWARDS
2013 Arts Council Funding. Individual Award.
2009 Arts Council England Individual Award
2009 Oppenheim Trust Award
2001 East England Art Award, Year of The Artist. 
2000 Woo Charitable Foundation Award.
1999 Maidstone, Contemporary Photography In The South East. South East Arts.
1999 London Arts Award Funding.

TELEVISION
2007 A Digital Picture of Britain. BBC4. 

TALKS AND TEACHING
Victoria And Albert Museum. In Conversation with Martin Barnes and Rut Blees Luxenberg.
Cornerhouse Manchester.
Hasselblad Museum, Goteberg. Sweden.
Helsinki Museum, Finland. 
Hasselblad Centre, Goteborg, Sweden.
Harris Museum, Preston.
Kent Insitute of Art And Design. 
Portsmouth Art College.
Southampton Institute of Art And Design.