Charlie Franklin

Charlie Franklin (b.1983) completed her BA in Fine Art at Middlesex University in 2005, and her Master’s degree in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2008. Recent exhibitions include Creekside OPEN selected by Alison Wilding (APT, London), In Nothing Flat (Old Granada Studios, Manchester) and the Kunst Altonale Festival (Hamburg, Germany). Franklin has undertaken artist residencies in the UK, Ireland and Iceland, and in 2017 was selected for Mark Devereux Projects StudioBook programme. She has been shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize 2018.


Charlie Franklin lives and works in London, UK

Represented by Mark Devereux Projects


2008 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK
2007 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK
2002 – 2005 BA (hons) Fine Art, Middlesex University, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015 Vein of Gold, Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Suffolk, UK
2011 Mushrooms Like Lace, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK (forthcoming)
2017 In Nothing Flat, Mark Devereux Projects, Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK
Creekside OPEN (selected by Alison Wilding), APT Gallery, London, UK
2016 Hamburg Kunst Altonale, Germany
Standing In The Shade, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, UK
2015 The Green Room, An Tobar, UK
2014 Ouija, Bloc Projects, Sheffield, UK
2013 Nature Reserves, GV Art, London, UK
2012 Six by Four, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol, UK
2011 PITV, Supermarket Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Spin Spin Utopia, 242 Gallery, London, UK
2009 Magic Carpet, Crypt Gallery, London, UK
Propeller Island, The Guerrilla Gallery, London, UK
2008 Condensation, Decima Gallery, London, UK

Awards, Grants, Residences & Events

2018 Shortlisted, John Moores Painting Prize 2018
Artist in Residence, Cill Rialaig Arts Centre, Ireland
2017 StudioBook Artists Development Programme, Mark Devereux Projects, UK
Artists Talk, Old Granada Studios, Manchester
2015 Artist in Residence, Aldeburgh Beach Lookout, Suffolk, UK
2012 Artist in Residence, The Centre of Culture & Fine Art, Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
2011 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Professional Development Grant
Artists Talk, Motorcade/FlashParade, Bristol, UK
2010 Whitechapel East End Academy Studio Prize


2018 John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Exhibition catalogue, National Museums Liverpool, UK
2017 Creekside OPEN, Exhibition catalogue, APT London, UK
2013 Hinterland Series, self published artists’ book