Frances Disley

Frances is currently exploring the notion of presenting artworks in a state of flux, unresolved and tipping into the next stage of transformation. She would like to expose at what point an artwork becomes an actual piece of art and the mechanisms an artist employs to make this process possible. Frances is primarily a printmaker, though her practice pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved through these processes. Starting with a simple form, she will explore this through photography, sculpture, drawing, as well as printmaking. Biography Frances completed her printmaking masters at the Royal College of Art in 2004. She is based at the Royal Standard and lecturers at Liverpool Hope University. She is also manager of the Bluecoat print studios in Liverpool. She recently completed her Exploring PAPER residency and is currently working towards her solo exhibition at PAPER in January 2015.

The Composition
Digital print onto archival paper with wax and paint mounted onto board
59cm x 59cm
2014
£400
Proposition #2
Digital print onto archival paper with wax and paint mounted onto board
42cm x 29cm
2014
SOLD
Proposition #1
Digital print onto archival paper with wax and paint mounted onto board
59cm x 42cm
2014
£350
Central District
Spray paint, Acrylic, Wax on Digital Print
58 x 42 cm
2014
£250 

 
Western District
Spray paint, Acrylic, Wax on Digital Print
58 x 42 cm
2014
£250 

 
Installation Views
Installation Views from Intermission @ PAPER, 2015
Installation Views from Intermission @ PAPER, 2015
SSSSS @ White Wizard, Liverpool, 2015
Paper, card, veneer, spraypaint, cardboard, digital print onto Somerset Paper, digital print onto fabric, varnish, wood, fabric and electrical tape.
SSSSS @ White Wizard, Liverpool, 2015
Paper, card, veneer, spraypaint, cardboard, digital print onto Somerset Paper, digital print onto fabric, varnish, wood, fabric and electrical tape.

SSSSS @ White Wizard, Liverpool, 2015
Paper, card, veneer, spraypaint, cardboard, digital print onto Somerset Paper, digital print onto fabric, varnish, wood, fabric and electrical tape.
Twice Worn
Clothes, spray paint, wadding, gloss paint, acrylic paint and wonderweb.

2015
Twice Worn
Clothes, spray paint, wadding, gloss paint, acrylic paint and wonderweb.
2015
45 Degrees @ Syson, 2015
Digital print onto fabric, spraypaint, veneer, gloss paint, varnish, enamel paint and wood.
Sweep 
Milliput, digital print onto fabric, digital print onto placemat, card, paper, acrylic paint, spraypaint and enamel.

2015
Exploring PAPER Open Studio @ PAPER
Frances Disley CV 

Based in Liverpool co-founder/Director of Model, Print Studio Manager at The Bluecoat Gallery Liverpool, Lecturer in Fine Art a Liverpool Hope University, Artist based at and former Director of The Royal Standard (Gallery/Studio Space)

Education
2002 - 2004, The Royal College of Art, London. MA Fine Art Printmaking. 
2006 – 2008, Croydon College. Cert Ed (Post Compulsory Certificate in Education)
1994 - 1997, University of Wolverhampton. BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking.  
Selected Exhibitions
2016 - 
Joint exhibition with Patte Loper, Platform Gallery, Seattle
2015 -
Event as part of Alien Sex Club, Homotopia, Liverpool
Scouse House, Syson Gallery, Nottingham
SSSSS, Solo Exhibition, White Wizard, Liverpool
Metamorphosis, Solo Exhibition, The Grosvenor Gallery, Chester
Kolner Liste, with Paper Gallery, Cologne Germany
No Grey Areas, HAHA Gallery, Southampton
BAMBAMBAM, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Intermission, Solo Exhibition, Paper Gallery, Manchester
2014 -
Exchange Rates, Schema Projects, New York
50/50 Syson Gallery, Nottingham
1 Pound Fish, S1, Sheffield
Pareidolia, Plus Space, Coventry
Manchester Contemporary , with PAPER, Manchester
Combines 2, MODEL, Liverpool
Over Seasoned Part Deux, Salt + Powell, York
Solo Exhibition, Kolner Graphikwerkstatt, Cologne
2013 - 
Tools, Sluice Art Fair, London
Photo and Print Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London
Summer Show, Malgras Naudet, Manchester
2012 - 
Happiness is a Warm Gun, Cologne
Echoes, Toxteth Reservior, Liverpool
Favela, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2011 - 
The Love In, Supercollider, Blackpool
Space Exchange, Aid and Abet, Cambridge
The Outsider, Core Arts, London
After the Deluge, The Royal Standard Project Space, Liverpool
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, Burlington Club, Manchester
2010 -
Legends Of Circumstance, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton
Face Value, Grosvenor Gallery, Chester
2009 - 
SMTG Krakow Print Triennial, Bunkier Stuski Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Legends Of Circumstance, White Cross Gallery, London
Woolies LAT, Leytonstone, London
2008 - 
10 The Chris Orr Years, (Featuring Paula Rego and Tracy Emin) Gulbenkian 
The Royal College Of Art, London
Residencies
2014 - Exploring Paper, Paper Gallery, Manchester.
2011/12 - Liverpool Community College, Liverpool.
2011 - Burlington Club, Manchester
2009 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. 
2005 - 2006, Barnet College, AA2A Scheme, London.
2005 - 2006, The Bridge School, London. (Working with children with autism)
2003 - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
Curating
2014 - 
"Vivarium", MODEL, Liverpool
2013 - 
Life's an Illusion Love is a Dream, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2012 - 
Canal and River Trust Exhibition Series, For the Contemporary Art Society, Gloucester
Service Provider, Liverpool Biennial, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
Drawing Sessions, Liverpool Biennial, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool 
2011 - 
Drawing Sessions, The Royal Standard
Love In, SuperCollider, Blackpool
2010 -
Legends Of Circumstance, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton
2009 -
Legends Of Circumstance, White Cross Gallery, London
2008 -
ROSPA Exhibition Parfitt Gallery, Croydon
Professional experience
2014 - Present Director, MODEL, Liverpool
2013 - Present Print Studio Manager, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2013 - Present Lecturer, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool
2011 - 2013 Director, The Royal Standard Gallery and Studios, Liverpool
2012 - 2013 Lecturer, Liverpool Community College
2011 - Visiting Lecturer, John Moores University, Liverpool
2010 - Workshop Leader, The Bluecoat Print Studio, Liverpool
2004 -2009 The Royal College of Art. Evening class tutor in fine art printmaking. (Incl. outreach workshops)
2004 - University Of Northumbria. Visiting lecturer in fine art printmaking
2004 - Brighton University. Visiting lecturer in fine art printmaking
2003 - Winchester School Of Art. Visiting lecturer in fine art printmaking
 
Publications
2012 -
Corridor 8 interview
Dazed and Confused, Royal Standard Interview
Art Review, Royal Standard Interview
8 Days A Week
2011 - The Drawing Paper
2009 - SMTG International Print Triennial
2009 - Interview, Dazed and Confused Digital
2004 - Post Cards From the Land of the Dead, Earwig Books. 
2003 - War, Royal College of Art