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. 


Select group shows include:

APT Gallery London, 2019

Narrative Projects London, 2018

Mall Galleries, London, 2018

Mercer Chance, London, 2017

Edicola Radetzky, Milan, 2017

The Jerwood Painting Fellowship Show, Jerwood Space, London, touring to the Arts University Bournemouth, Cardiff Bay Arts, and Norwich University 2016-17

Transition Gallery, London, 2016, 2015 and 2014

Block 336, London, 2015

Horatio Junior, London, 2015 and 2014

Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair, London, 2015

A.P.T Gallery, London, 2015; Riss(E), Varese, Italy, 2014

The British School at Rome, Italy, 2014

The Romanian Academy in Rome, Italy, 2014

Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 2013-14

ICA, London, 2013-14; Spike Island, Bristol, 2013

Fort Gallery, London,  2013

Peles Empire, Cluj, Romania and London, 2012

Barbican Arts Group, London, 2012

Royal Academy Schools Show, London, 2012

Premiums Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2011

Royal Academy of Arts, London 2011