Frances Disley creates cursory, improvised, lurid sculptures to the real which collapse into an illusion of the real. As photographic screenprints on paper of three dimensional forms reworked to create sculptures, they are artifice within artifice. Using arbitrary lumps of material and colour she reworks and remodels exploring the transformative nature of the artististic processes. Using relief and perspective some of the works are activated by the mobility of the viewer inviting them form their own emotional associative reactions.
Frances is an Artist, Curator, Lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and Manager of Print at the Bluecoat. She was a Director of the Royal Standard between 2011 and 2013. Her recent exhibitions include 2013 Toools, Sluice Art Fair, London, Summer Show, Malgras Naudet Manchester, Print Salon, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 2012 Happiness is a Warm Gun, BBK gallery, Cologne, Favela, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, 2011 The Love In, Supercollider, Blackpool, Space Exchange, Aid and Abet, Cambridge, The Outsider, Core Arts, London, After the Deluge, The Royal Standard Project Space, Liverpool, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, Burlington Club, Manchester, 2010 Legends Of Circumstance, Bargate Monument Gallery, Southampton.
She graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2004 where she had studied Fine Art Printmaking. In 2012 she was commissioned to develop two public projects for the Liverpool Biennial. She is also one of the founders and organisers of Drawing Sessions, a Drawing 12 hour experimental event exploring the relationship between sound, performance and drawing which also featured in the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Recent publications include Selected Publications 2012 Issue #5 The Drawing Paper8 Days a Week, Publication for Cologne Arts Festival, The Double Negative Studio Series, 2009 SMTG International Print Triennial. She was recently interviewed for Corridor 8 Issue #3. She just completed a curatorial project in conjunction with The Contemporary Arts Society in Gloucester.