Archie Franks British, b. 1986

Franks holds his post graduate diploma, The Royal Academy Schools, 2012, and a First-Class BA, Honours, City & Guilds London Art School, 2009. The artist is the recipient of various awards and honours including the Jerwood Painting Fellowship, 2016, the Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting, The British School at Rome 2013; Tooth Award 2012; Gordon Luton Award 2012; Richard Ford Award, 2011; and the Philip T Ribbon Award, 2011.
He has exhibited in numerous group and solo shows both in the U.K and in Europe, including ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ for promising new graduates in 2013 as well as having contributed articles to publications ‘Garageland’ and ‘Arty’. His work has been positively reviewed in ‘Time Out’, ‘Critic’s choice in the Financial Times’, ‘Art Monthly’ ‘This is Tomorrow’ and ‘Fad magazine’ amongst others. Recent exhibitions include 'The stifled cry', an online show with Aleph Contemporary 2021 and 'Creekside open' at APT gallery in 2019. 
Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Salon London, 2017 and Welcome Screen, London 2015. 


Selected Exhibitions




‘Wells art contemporary’ Wells 2022




‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on’ The cello factory (with Aleph contemporary), London 2021




‘The stifled cry’ Aleph contemporary (online) 2021




‘The End’ Charlton gallery, London 2020




‘Picture palace’ Transition gallery London 2020




‘MK Calling’ MK gallery Milton Keynes 2020




‘Wells art contemporary’ Wells 2019




‘Creekside open 2019-selected by Sacha Craddock’ APT Gallery London 2019




‘Creekside open 2019-selected by Brian Griffiths’ APT Gallery London 2019




‘Night Plinths’ Narrative Projects London 2018




‘Lynn Painter stainers prize’ Mall Galleries London 2018




‘Disintegration’ (solo) Salon London 2017




‘Dumb’ Mercer Chance London 2017




‘Spazi Aperti’ Edicola Radetzky Milan 2017




‘Jerwood Painting Fellowship show’ Jerwood Space, London (touring to Arts University Bournemouth, Cardiff Bay Arts 2016 and Norwich University 2017) 2016




‘Europa’ Transition gallery, London 2016




‘Carnival Glass’ Block 336, London 2015




’P’ Horatio Junior, London 2015




‘The Names’ Transition gallery at Sluice art fair, London 2015




’Creekside open’ selected by Richard Deacon, A.P.T Gallery, London 2015 




‘Nightmares and dreamscapes’ (solo show) Welcome Screen, London 2015




‘Roman Remains’ Transition Gallery, London 2015 




‘A union of voices’ Horatio Junior, London 2014




‘Mr & Mrs Andrews’ Transition Gallery, London 2014 




‘Elsewhere’ Riss(E) Varese, Italy 2014




‘June Mostra’ The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy




‘Spazi Aperti’ The Romanian Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy 2014




‘March Mostra’ The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy 2014




‘Crash Open Salon’ Charlie Dutton Gallery 2013-14




‘Friday 13th’ The British School at Rome, Rome, Italy 2013




‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’  ICA London 2013-14




‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ Spike Island, Bristol 2013




‘Hold the Fort!’ Fort Gallery, London 2013




‘Original/Copy 3’ Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania 2012




‘Original/Copy 2’ Peles Empire, London 2012




‘Artworks Open’ Barbican Arts Group, London 2012




Royal Academy Schools Show 2012, Royal Academy of Arts London




Premiums Royal Academy of Arts London 2011




Summer Exhibition Royal Academy of Arts London 2011












Jerwood Painting Fellowship 2016




Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting, The British School at Rome 2013




Tooth Award 2012




Gordon Luton Award 2012




Richard Ford Award 2011




Philip T Ribbon Award 2011




Painter stainers award 2009




Philip Connard travel prize 2008








‘Carnival Glass’ Block 336 London 2015/16