Born Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland
St. Martin's College of Art, London
Chelsea School of Art, London
Grand Prize Tokyo International Print Exhibition
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Public Art Development Trust: Mark Francis / Nicky Hirst


Arena, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria, UK (solo) (Cat.)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Gallery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
black mirror, curated by Marco Costantini, Centre d’art contemporain de Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
What lies beneath the surface, Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Celebrating 20 years, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Contemporary Graphics, Galerie Bode, Nürnberg, Germany
For the Spirit – From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Genesis – Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland
Neue Bilder 2008, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Austria (solo)
Galerie Stadtpark, Krems, Austria (solo)
Hugh Lande Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Experiments in Abstraction, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (solo)
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Timeless, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Die Kunst zu sammeln”, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Hirst and his Contemporaries, Andipa Gallery, London, UK
Diagnose [Kunst] – Die Medizin im Spiegel der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen, Germany
Silent Inside, Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Summer Group Show, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Pendulum, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzwerland (solo)
The Hardest Thing to Draw is a Kiss, Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK
After the Thaw, AIB Art Collection, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland
Size Matters, Arts Council England Touring Collection
Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Drawings, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Mauleen Paley Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Before & After Science, Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Dublin 7 Educate Together, Dublin, Ireland
Prospects Drawing Prize, Essor Project Space, London, UK
The Rowan Collection, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Eight New Paintings, Kerlin Gallery Dublin, Ireland
Gallerie Wilmma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
Gallery Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (solo)
New Paintings, Galerie Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Irish Art Now, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Fluid, Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political,Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Elements, MK Gallry, Milton Keynes, UK (solo)
Premio Michetti: Europe, different perspectives in painting, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
In the Mind’s Sky, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA
The Wreck of Hope, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK
Zero Zero Four Four,Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK
Irish Art Now: From the Poetic to the Political, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA; Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada
drei positionen in der malerei, Reinhard Hauff, Stuttgart, Germany
Macro-Micro, Contemporary Painters Negotiate Small Truths, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Zero Zero Four Four, PS1, New York, NY; Allbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
POSTMARK: An Abstract Effect, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
A Quiet Storm, Painting in Abstraction, Kohn/Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Kohji Ogura Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
Galerie Wilma Lock, St. Gallen, Switzerland (solo)
Kohn/Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (solo)
post Naturam - nach der Natur, Stadt Münster, Germany
Sensation - Saatchi Collection, Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Interior, Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK
Surface, GOW Langsford, Auckland, New Zealand
Sensation - Saatchi Collection, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
Beau Geste, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Residue, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Nat West Painting Prize, London, UK
Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Terra Nova - New Territories, Harewood House, Leeds, UK (solo)
Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix , Paris, France (solo)
Absolut Vision, New British Painting in the 1990's, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
Scattering Matrix, curated by Jane Hart, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Black, Grey & White, Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Microscopic territories, Harewood House Trust, Harewood, UK
British Abstract Art III, Flowers East Gallery, London, UK
Whitechapel Open, London, UK
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY (Mark Francis, Leonardo Drew, Oliver Herring)
Testing the Water, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Voyage Anglais, Rheimes, France
John Moores, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (solo)
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Galerie Thieme+Pohl, Darmstadt, Germany (solo)
City Art Gallery, Manchester, UK (solo)
From Here, Karsten Schubert/Waddington Galleries, London, UK
Painters' Opinion, Bloom Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Adventure of Painting, Kunstvereins Düsseldorf and Stuttgart, Germany
Human Nature, Mark Francis & Brad Lochore Herve Mikaeloff, Paris
The Curator's Egg, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
New Modern British Paintings (1988 - 1994), Richard Salmon Ltd., London, UK
East 1994, Norfolk Institute of Art & Design, Norwich, UK
Paintmarks, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK
Unveiled, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK
Europa 94, Munich Order Centre, Munich, Germany
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
Whitechapel Open, London, UK
Recent Acquisitions, Tate Gallery, London, UK
An Undiscovered Country; 10 Abstract Painters, curated by Charles Hall, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK, Ikon Touring Exhibition
Snap Shots, curated by Anthony Wilkinson, Eagle Gallery, London, UK
A Decade of Collecting, Tate Gallery, London, UK
International Print Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan
Whitechapel Open, London, UK
South Bank Show, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
British Art comes to St. Helena, St Helena (selected by Mary Rose Beaumont)
Twelve Stars, European Parliment Exhibition, Belfast, UK; Edinburgh, UK; London, UK; Zurich, Switzerland
Jill George Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Thumb Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Four Painters, New Academy, London, UK
Bonhams Contemporary Auction, London, UK
Whitechapel Open, London, UK
Christie's New Contemporaries, Royal College of Art, London, UK
4 New Painters, Paton Gallery, London, UK
ILEA class of '86, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
On the Wall Gallery, Belfast, UK
Another View of Ireland, Irish Artists in London, London, UK
Athena International Awards, Mall Galleries, London, UK
Riverside Open, Riverside Studios, London, UK
Stowells Trophy, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Summer Group Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, London, UK
Summer Show, Tom Caldwell Gallery, Dublin, UK
New Contemporaries, The Mall Gallery, London, UK


Dyer, Richard, James Peto, Francis McKee, 'Mark Francis', Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane
Dyer, Richard, 'Mark Francis', Mallorca Spain: Sala Pelaires
Leahy, Bill, 'Keeping in Time', Village, 23 February – 1 March 2006
Totally Dublin, February 2006
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, Experiments with the science world, Feb 2006
New Paintings-Neue Bilder, Galerie Wilma Lock St. Gallen/CH, 14- September – 26 November
‘Warmespeicher Malerei’, St. Galler-Tagblatt – Kultur, by Ursula Bbadrutt. Ostschweizer Agenda 29 September
Valjakka, Timo, 'Paintings, 2002-2005', Galerie Forsblom, Helsink
'After the Thaw: Recent Irish Art from the AIB Art Collection', February 05 – April 02 2005, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Cat. includes an essay by Aiden Dunne
Rudd, Natalie, 'From here to infinity and back', Size Matters, Arts Council England Touring Collection
Michael Wilson, Artforum, May 2004
Rebecca Geldard, Time Out, 12th-19th May, 2004
Aidan Dunne, Irish Times, 29th October, 2003.
Catherine Leen, Sunday Times – Culture, 19th October 2003.
19 Jan Suspended amid different worlds, Los Angeles Times, 21 March
19 Jan Suspended amid different worlds, Los Angeles Times, 21 March
‘Kunst und Sciences’ 12 January, NZZ am Sonntag, by Dr Gerhard Mack
MacGiolla Léith, Caoimhin, 'Paintings', Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
Marella, Giovanni, 'Before and After Science', Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Johnstone, Isobel, 'Raising the temperature 100 degrees', Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Harrison, Eddie. The Saatchi Gift, Metro Life, 10 January
New Paintings, Galerie Wilma Lock St. Gallen/CH, ‘Netzwerk’ St. Galler-Tagblatt- Kultur, 4 Oktober, by Kristin Schmidt
MacGiolla Léith, Caoimhín. Soundings: The Paintings of Mark Francis, Irish Arts Review, Yearbook 2001, Vol. 17
Notate, biomorph: Mark Francisbei Hauff, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 02 June
Achterbahn, Francis in der Galerie Hauff, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 23 May
Malerei als kartografisches System, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, 24 April
Fluid: Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, ‘The productive body’, David Hopkins
'Soundings, The Paintings of Mark Francis’, Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith, Irish Arts review, Yearbook 2001, Vol.17
Art Works: deutsche Bank, British and German Contemporary Art 1960-2000, ‘1990s Pidgn – and Ultra Modernism’
Daly, Catherine. Mark Francis, The Sunday Times, (Irish edition), 31 December
Dunne, Aiden. Mark Francis, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 November
Wood, Catherine. Reflecting on his work: the artist Mark Francis, The Lancet, Vol 356, 05 August
Staff Brandl, Mark. Mark Francis at MK G, Art in America, July
Coomer, Martin. Time Out, 06 July-13 July
Herbert, Martin. Mark Francis, Interim Art, Time Out, 28 June–05 July
Aidin, Rose. ‘Painting by numbers’, The Times
Dunne, Aiden. ‘No national identity, please. We’re Irish’
Mark Francis, Elements, Milton Keynes Gallery, texts by Stephen Snoddy, Stephen Jay Gould and Andrew Cross
‘Mark Francis’, Catherine Daly, Sunday Times, 31 Dec 2000
Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times, The Ticket, 29 Nov 2000
Robson, David. ‘Now the Brit pack get a gallery all to themselves’, The Express, 24 March
Young, Robin & Morgan, Jonathan. ‘Broad canvas for a new face of Tate Britain’ The Times, 24 March
Clark, Robert. ;Home thoughts from abroad’, The Guardian Guide, 12-18 February
Darwent, Charles. ‘Anatomy of an obsessive’, The Independent on Sunday, 23 January
Tracy, Luvvi. ‘Francis? Wonderful’, Milton Keynes on Sunday, 23 January
Lubbock, Tom. ‘Behind the scenes at the museum’, The Independent, 18 January
Shifting Ground: Fifty Years of Irish Art, ‘Irish art in the 1990s’ Caoimhin MacGiolla Leith
Irish Art Now From the Poetic to the Political, ‘Renegotiating the given’ Declan McGonagle, ‘Politics’, Kim Levin
Premio Michetti, ‘Europe, different perspectives in painting’, Ganni Romano
Zero Zzero Four Four, ‘Interview’, Nuala Fenton, ‘Introduction’, Peter Murray
'Mark Francis', Netter Art Collection, George Theime Verlag
Mark Francis, Ken Johnson, The New York Times, 12 March
Cluttered to Perfection, Jane Burton, The Independent on Sunday Mag. 28 February
Negotiating Small Truths: Blanton Museum of Fine Art, University of Texas, essay ‘Negotiating the Truth in Painting’ by Annette Dimeo Carlozzi The Irish Times, 09 February Stewart, Clare.
Art for the Millennium, The Times, 11 December
Mitchell, Steve. Without Boundaries: "Irish" Art at the Albright-Knox, Artvoice, 07-13 October
Huntington, Richard. The Clouds roll in, The Buffalo News Arts & Entertainment, 03 October
Schade, Christopher. Blanton curator’s first show finds truth, Austin American-Statesman, 18 September
Smith, Roberta. The Irish Struggle For a Visual Poetry To Call Their Own, The New York Times, Weekend, 25 June
Mack, Gerhard. Marks merkwürdige Mikrokosmen, Paradeplatz, 23 April
Preview: 0044, Dawn Fulcher, Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue 23
Paintings: Ein Ire in St. Gallen, Vorarlberger-Nachrichten, 17 April
Pulsieren in Zeitlupe, Ursula Badrutt Schoch, St. Gallen-Tagblatt/Kultur, 9 April
Post Naturam – Nach der Natur (Stadt Muster: Germany), ‘Natural Cuts’ by Gudrun Bott and Magdelena Broska
A Brush with Tradition, Louisa Buck, Joyce no.41, Spring issue
Seductive Dots, Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, 15 May
Spontaneitat und Controlle, Barbara Henke, Haudelsblatt Kunstmarkt, 6 January
NatWest sells Old Masters to buy Modern British Art, Nigel Reynolds, Daily Telegraph, 26 February
Mark Francis, Journal Frankfurt, December / January
Sensation – Saatchi Collection, ‘From Freeze to House 1988-94’, by Richard Shone, ‘Everyone a Winner! Selected British Art From the Saatchi Gallery 1987-97’ by Martin Maloney
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition No.20
Den Betrachter auf Distanz halten, Konstanze Cruwell, IAS, 27 December
Mark Francis, Schwarz und Rund, Frankfurter Rundschau, 27 December
Mark Francis, Catalogue essay, Tim Marlow, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin
Interior, Time Out, Sue Hubbard, 12 November
Voglio uffici come musei, La Stampa, Gabriele Beccaria, 12 October
Blair goes abstract but avoids dead cows, Nigel Reynolds, Daily Telegraph, 9 October
New man at the Ministry shows his true colours in art, Dan Glaister
Herbert Martin, Time Out, September
The Guardian, 9th Oct
Who are they pointing at?, Independent/EYE, Tom Lubbock, 18 September
Confessions of a gallery curator, Sunday Tribune, Aidan Dunne, 31 August
Nat West Prize, The Independent on Sunday, Tim Hilton, 25 May
Nat West Prize, Financial Times, Bill Packe, 20 May
Mary Boone Gallery, The New York Times, Grace Glueck, 31 Jan
Letter from New York, Art Monthly, Andrew Cross, Feb no. 20
Mary Boone Gallery, The New Yorker, 3 Feb
Absolut Vision, New British Painting in the 1990s Catalogue, M.O.M.A., Oxford, ‘A Story of the Eye’ by David Elliott
A Scattering Matrix, Richard Heller Gallery Catalogue, Curated by Jane Hart
Hello. Artists in Conversation, R.C.A., ‘Under the Microscope. Mark Francis Talks to Clare Manchester’
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Artists Award Catalogue
The IMMA/Glen Dimplex Award, The Sunday Times, 12 May
Made in London, Simmons and Simmons, ‘The Element of Risk’ by Richard Shone
Crooked Style, The Observer,William Fever
The Best of Brit Painting, The Guardian, Adrian Searle
On the Surface, The Independent, Andrew Graham-Dixon
The Vision Thing, Art Monthly, Andrew Wilson, Absolut Vision, M.O.M.A., Oxford
The Sunday Independent, review by Ciara Ferguson,21 April
IMMA/Glen Dimplex, Sunday Times, Medb Ruane, 31 March
The Irish Times, review by Brian Fallon, 5 April
Cityline Magazine, Charles Purcell, April issue
The Tribune Magazine, review by Aidan Dunne, 24 March
IMMA/Glen Dimplex, Phoenix Magazine, 29 March
IMMA/Glen Dimplex, In Dublin Magazine, Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, 28 March
Critics Choice, The Sunday Tribune, by Aidan Dunne, 17 March
Arts Diary, The Evening Herald, 14 March
Gallery Glance, Dublin Event Guide, 7 March
Interim Art, 1995 Catalogue
From Here – Karsten Schubert/Waddington Gallery, London, Cat.
John Moores Liverpool Exhibition No. 19 Cat.
The Adventure of Painting, Kunstvereine, Susseldorf and Stuttgart, Cat.
Rewind 95, The Irish Times, Brian Fallon, 28 Dec
The how right we were syndrome, The Tribune Magazine, 17 Dec
IMMA/Glen Dimplex Award Shortlist, The Sunday Times, 17 Dec
Turn on the Dimplex, Irish Times, 14 Dec
An Irishman's Diary, The Irish Times, Kevin Myers, 14 Dec
Temple or Bar, The Irish Times, Luke Clancy, 28 Dec
Who needs London?, The Independent on Sunday, Tim Hilton, 5 Nov
Kerlin Gallery, The Irish Times, Luke Clancy, 31 Oct
Kerlin Gallery, The Sunday Times, Medb Ruane, 29 Oct
On Exhibitions, The Independent, Iain Gale, 27 Oct
Compendium of Coolness, Liverpool Daily Post, Adrian Henri, 26 Oct
Manchester City Art Gallery, Frieze, Mark Durden, issue 22
Interim Art, Art Monthly, Simon Morley, issue 187
Around the Galleries: Interim Art, Saccha Craddock, Times, May
Manchester City Art Gallery, Big Issue, Rob Haynes
Manchester City Art Gallery, City Life
Interim Art, Time Out, Martin Coomer
Waddingtons/ Karsten Schubert, Art Monthly, Michael Archer issue 186
Adventure of Paintings, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Wolfgang Rainer
Adventure of Painting, Westdeutsche Zeitung, Sophia Wiliams
Adventure of Painting: Rheinische Post
Human Nature, Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Fritz 6
Galerie Theme+Pohl, Darmstadter Echo, Roland Held, 20 June
Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Mark Francis, Lebendiges Darmstadt, June
Neue Kunstausstellungen, Darmstadter Echo, 25 May
Galerie Thieme+Pohl: Darmstadter Kulturnachrichren
Painter's Opinion, De Volkskrant, Suto Wama
East 1994, Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, Cat.
Paintmarks, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. ‘Paintmarks from Illusion to Expression to Contemplation’ by Michael Harrison
Europa 94, Munich Order Centre, Munich, Cat.
Mark Francis/ Brad Lochore, Art & Expos, Paris
Mark Francis, Interim Art, London, texts by Peter Fleissig and Christopher Bucklow
Review: Interim Art, Time Out, David Lillington, May
East, Art Monthly, Mark Durden
The Curator's Egg, Summer: Untitled, issue no.5
Whitechapel Open, The Times, Richard Cork
Life in Venice, Untitled, Tony Godfery, issue no.3
The Richter Scale, Arts Review, Charles Gall
David Lillington review, Time Out
Twelve Stars European Parliament Exhibition, Belfast, Edinburgh, London, Zurich, Brussels, Cat.
Mark Francis, New Paintings and Monoprints, Jill George Gallery, London, text by Stuart Morgan
Pick of the Week, The Guardian, Charles Hall
Mark Francis, Painting and Monotypes, Thumb Gallery, London, text by Charles Hall
New Art Goes Under The Hammer, The Telegraph, Richard Cork
Four New Painters at Paton, Artscribe, Ian Brunskill, No. 58