Katie Maria Francis

  • Visual Artist
  • Reading, UK

Experience

3-D Artist in Residence (volunteer) at Activate Learning, Reading College

2017 – Present Reading, GB

Exhibition Curator for Distorted Visions at Jelly

2018 Reading, GB

Sensory Drawing Workshop Director at Community

Reading, GB

Planned and led workshops promoting Art for expressive and wellbeing purposes, instead of a perfect outcome. These workshops make use of the senses of hearing and touch, as well as varied visual perceptions

Collaborative Artist at The Art House

April 2017 – October 2017 Wakefield, GB

Collaborated with Gobscure as a part of the ‘unreliable narrator’s tour’, a project responding to themes based on mental health and its history.
Led to creating work in response, for ‘Nudging Meteors’ exhibition.

Chair of Committee, fundraiser, event planner at The Engine Room

2016 – Present Reading, GB

Volunteer art assistant at Jelly

2015 – Present Reading, GB

Education

BA Creative Arts and Design Practice at Oxford Brookes University

HND Access to Art and Design (Fine Art Pathway) at Reading College

Reading, GB

Awards

Visual Arts Event of the Year Finalist, Reading Cultural Awards

Unfinished conversations, The Engine Room

Exhibitions

Overlooked Beauty Solo

C.U.P Reading Reading, GB

Distorted Visions Solo

The Conversation Space, Jelly Reading, UK

Challenging what you see, and highlighting the overlooked…
Is seeing really believing?

Pulling Strings Group

Peacock Gallery Reading, GB

An exhibition by The Engine Room collective

Christmas Art Market Solo

Rising Sun Art Market Reading, GB

Artists' in Residence Exhibition Group

Reading College Reading, GB

A collaboration between the 2017-2018 Artists in residence collective

Nudging Meteors Group

The Art House Wakefield, GB

Challenging institutional narratives, language and history around mental health.
In collaboration with Gobscure and The Unreliable Narrator’s Tour.

The Engine Room Group

Turbine Gallery Reading, GB

In collaboration with Open for Art festival 2017

Made You Look Solo, artist trail

Electric Hairdressing Reading, GB

In collaboration with Open for Art festival 2017

Lost Group

Lousehill Copse Reading, GB

In Collaboration with the artists of Dee Park

Unfinished Conversations Group

Conversation Space, Jelly Galleries Reading, GB

In collaboration with The Engine Room

Open for Art festival 2016 Group

Jelly Gallery HQ, Waterstones Reading, GB

We’re Here Now Arts festival Group

Parson’s Street Banbury, GB

Sensory Perception Group

Reading College Reading, GB

150 Revolutions Group

The Glass Tank Oxfordshire, GB

Open For Art festival 2014 Group

Reading Town Hall/ Jelly Galleries Reading, GB

Identity Group

Reading College Reading, GB

Unidas Group

Turbine Gallery Reading, GB

Reading Arts Week Group

Reading College Reading, GB

The Yellow Suitcase Project Group

Jelly Galleries Reading, GB

Bookface Group

Rising Sun Arts Centre Reading, GB

Reading Arts Week Group

Penta Hotel Reading, GB

Untitled Group

Together Gallery Islington, GB

Human Magpies Group

Gallery 10, Jelly Reading, GB

In Collaboration with Art Junction