FRAN GIFFARD
ABOUT

Fran Giffard has long been captivated by the intricate beauty of natural illustrations, and has produced an incredible body of ornithology-inspired artwork. Fran works directly onto her personal Moleskine diaries using watercolour, ink, gouache and graphite pencil, capturing the wonder of exotic and more commonplace birds. The result is a vivid collection of work with an intriguing personal slant.

Fran studied Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2010. She has exhibited internationally, as well as throughout the UK. Fran has had a number of solo exhibitions, most notably:

2016   Nest, Someth1ng Gallery, London
2015   All My Beautiful Boys, Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2014   Myriad of Birds, Bermuda National Gallery
2013   A Parliament of Drawings, Northcote Gallery, Chelsea
2012   O for Ornithology, Mayfair
2011   Aviary, Northcote Gallery, Battersea

Fran has been shortlisted for The Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize, The Threadneedle Art Prize, BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year and David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year.

b. 1987 / Lives and works in London

EDUCATION
BA (Hons) Fine Art Drawing . University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, 2007 - 2010
Foundation Fine Art and Design . UCA Maidstone, Kent, 2006 - 2007
International Baccalaureate Diploma . Bermuda High School for Girls, 2004 - 2006

RESIDENCY
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Artist In Residence . Bermuda . 2014

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016   Nest - Someth1ng Gallery, London
2015   Birds of Gibraltar - Sacarello's, Gibraltar
2015   A Gift from Paradise - Maker Gallery, Brighton
2015   All My Beautiful Boys - Northcote Gallery, 253 King's Road, London
2014   A Flourish - Cornerhouse, Manchester
2014   A Myriad of Birds - Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, The Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Bermuda
2014   Thirty-Seven Birds - Sloupe, 83 Nightingale Lane, London
2013   A Parliament of Drawings - Northcote Gallery, 253 King's Road, London
2013   Sixty-Seven Birds - Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London
2012   My Drawings at the Taproom - 163 Upper Street, Islington, London
2012   O for Ornithology - 10 Grosvenor Street, London
2012   Aviary - Northcote Gallery, 110 Northcote Road
2012   A Collection of Drawings - The Curlew, Battle
2011   60 Birds from Hong Kong - Four Communications, Leicester Square, London

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2017
Spring Show - Someth1ng Gallery, London
New Work - Northcote Gallery, London
2016
Fran Giffard & Hannah Horn - Northcote Gallery, London
The Other Art Fair - Truman Brewery, London
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea - Northcote Gallery
The Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize - Touring Exhibition - Piazza degli Strozzi, Firenze, Italy
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead - Curious Duke, Hampstead, London
The Other Art Fair - Victoria House, London
Affordable Art Fair New York - Wills Art Warehouse, New York
Affordable Art Fair Brussels - Will's Art Warehouse, Brussels, Belguim
Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize - The Mall Galleries, London
A Whole New World - Will's Art Warehouse, London
2015
AAF Singapore - Will's Art Warehouse, Singapore
AAF Battersea - Northcote Gallery, London
The Other Art Fair - The Truman Brewery, London
Autumn Exhibition - Curious Duke Gallery, London
Outside In - The Haining, Selkirk
The Other Art Fair - Victoria House, London
London Art Fair - London
2014
Opening Exhibition - W10 Space, London
Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales - Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London
The Other Art Fair - Truman Brewery, London
AAF Battersea - Northcote Gallery, London
The Drawing Room - The Old Cycle Club, London
Two Blue Tits in a Ring - The Victoria and Albert Museum Shop
2013
Society for Wildlife Artist - The Mall Galleries, London
AAF Battersea - Northcote Gallery, London
The Other Art Fair - The Old Truman Brewery, London
Strarta Art Fair - Saatchi Gallery, London
2012
Threadneedle Art Prize - The Mall Galleries, London
Threadneedle Prize Office Exhibition - 60 St Mary Axe, London
Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012 - The Mall Galleries, London
2011
Pure Winter Art Fair - Battle
AAF Singapore - Wills Art Warehouse, Singapore
AAF Battersea - Northcote Gallery, London
AAF Hampstead - The Contemporary London, London
Art London Fair - London
AAF New York - Wills Art Warehouse, New York
The Battle Art Fair - The Powdermills, Battle
Contemporary Art Exhibition at Dolphin Square London, Contemporary Studio
The Contemporary London: Editions - London Print Studio, London
The Contemporary London at Art Smart - Chelsea Collage of Art Courtyard, London
The Menagerie - The Art Work Space, London
Harestyling - Heartbreak Gallery, London
2010
An Art Beat Exhibition - Pop Up Gallery, 2 Russell Street, London
Here Today - The Outside World Gallery, London
Autumn Exhibition - Hadfield Fine Art Gallery, Gloucestershire
Non Fiction - Together Gallery, London
Blank Market, Open All Hours - Blank Media Collective, Manchester
Recent Graduate's Exhibition - The Affordable Art Fair, London
Camberwell Degree Show - University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Art
2009
139/5 - University of the Arts London, Trinity Buoy Wharf,  London

AWARDS
2016   Columbia Threadneedle Art Prise - Short Listed. London
2012   Threadneedle Art Prize - Short Listed. London
2012   BBC. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
2012   David Shepherd. Wildlife Artist of the Year - Short Listed. London
2011   Battle Art Fair - Best Overall Artist. East Sussex
2011   Port Lympne Artist Residency - Short Listed
2010   Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture - Short Listed. London
1996   Blue Peter . Welcome to Heathrow- Blue Peter Badge Winner

AUCTIONS
2014   Bermuda Audubon Society - Bermuda
2014   Bermuda National Trust - Bermuda
2012   Mistletoe Ball for Cancer Research UK - London

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
David Attenborough
Imperial College Helathcare Charity
Fidelity Investments Limited
Jardines Matheson
Masterworks Museum of Art
Pensions Investment Corporation
Moleskine

PUBLICATIONS
2016   Birdscapes - The Bird in Art . Laurence King Publishing
2015   The Gibraltar Magazine - Aviary Diaries . Written by Elena Scialtiel
2015   Animal Graphics . Sandu Publishing
2015   Drawings Across Used Journal Pages . Doodlers Anonymous
2015   Artist Interview with Fran Giffard . Little Observationist
2015   Illustrations on Used Moleskine Journals . Blank Paper Projects
2015   Remarkable Illustrations of Birds drawn in Moleskine Diaries . Jaz Jaz
2015   25 Beautiful Homes Magazine . January Edition
2012   Review: O for Ornithology . Londonist
2012   Interview with Artists & Illustrators Magazine
2011   Black and White. Volume Magazine: Issue . Volume Magazine
2010   Blank Pages: Issue 2 . Blank Media Collective
2010   Autumn Collection Recent Graduates Exhibition' . Affordable Art Fair

TV INTERVIEWS
Interview with GBC   Gibraltar 9/12/2015
Birds of Reunion Island   Reunion Island 5/6/2015
Interview with VSB   Bermuda 13/5/2014