Frances Aviva Blane is an English painter who defines her work as ‘’concerned with fragmentation of paint and personality. I construct both abstract and figurative pictures. Figuration informs abstraction and vice versa. I use different media and like to keep things in a state of flux. Surprise is good. My paintings exist not to be understood but experienced.’’
Between 1991 and 1993 she attended The Slade School of fine Art, and additionally, she received a scholarship for the Djerassi Artists’ Colony. Among others awards Frances Aviva Blane won the Graham Hamilton Drawing Prize in 1991 and in 1999 a Jerwood Drawing Award. In 2018 she was included for John Moores Painting Prize.
She is a well-known international artist and recently has shown with Frank Auerbach, Basil Beattie, Susan Stockwell and Jane McAdam Freud. In addition to having shown in London and Berlin, Blane exhibited in Belgium along with Bacon and Bourgeois at De Queeste Art in 2014, and in 2016 she had a solo show at the German Embassy London.
In 2019 she published FAB in association with Susie Orbach, additionally, she published BROKEN HEADS BROKEN PAINT, MORE, EMBASSY, and NOTHING. Her work appears in many collections including The LSE, Jesus College Cambridge, The Tim Sayer Collection London and The Doris Lockhart Collection. She is represented in London by Zuleika Gallery and in Belgium by De Queeste Art.