Francesca Blomfield
(B. 1990; lives and works in London, UK)

Francesca Blomfield is a contemporary visual artist based in London. A former student at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal College of Art, she mainly works with painting often incorporating text as overlay. Blomfield intends to transcend the limitations of painting and so her works typically have narrative dimensions to them, and even accompanying publications. Blomfield creates a fluid, yet sensible world in her paintings, the luminous, dreamy scenes in her works communicate her reconstitution of every-day visual life. Blomfield received the Jerwood Painting Fellowship in 2015, which allowed her to have touring shows in the UK between 2016-17. She had two solo shows in London with Barbican Arts Trust and the Horse Hospital, as well as group shows domestically and internationally in London, Canada and Mexico.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 War Hammer, Barbican Arts Trust, London
2015 International Treaty, The Horse Hospital, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Multiverse, Gazelli Art House, London, UK
2019 A Raw Garden, Pinch Projects at Fitzrovia Gallery, London
2019 You, Me and Everybody Else, One Room Gallery, London
2019 Abracadabra, Assembly House, Leeds
2019 Meshes of the Afternoon, Courtyard Gallery, London
2019 Waterworlds, Chalton Gallery, London
2018 Chrome Villa, with ColSelf, Andor Gallery, London
2018 Night Out, The Cock Tavern, London
2018 Some People Are Worth Melting For, Ginny Projects, Wales
2018 WIP show, Royal College of Art, London
2017 Mall Malaise, Kings Mall residency, London
2017 Yes Please, Bussey Building, London
2017 On & Off, Proyecto Medellin, Mexico city, Mexico
2017 Jerwood Painting fellowships on tour, East Gallery NUA, Norwich
2016 Barbican Arts Group Trust Open, London
2016 Miami Vice, Transition gallery, London
2016 My Own Private Idaho, Chalton gallery, London
2016 Jerwood Painting fellowships on tour, Bayart, Cardiff
2016 Jerwood Painting fellowships on tour, TheGallery Bournemouth
2016 Jerwood painting fellowship 2015-2016, Jerwood Space, London
2015 Tailslide, Andor Gallery, London
2015 The Integrity Painting Prize, The Glue Factory, Glasgow
2014 Spelling space, Pipe factory, Glasgow
2014 Dead Famous, HAHA gallery, Southampton
2014 Wingding’s prophecies with Phoebe Amis for ASPECTS, Decorative Grammar, Her Eyes and my voice issue 3, The Gowlett, London


2016 Barbican Art Group Trust Open, 1st Prize
2015-16 Jerwood Painting Fellowship
2012-13 MFI Award, Flat-time house


2017-19 MA Painting, Royal College of Art
2009-12 BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design