Francesca Mollett British , b. 1991


Francesca Mollett is a British painter whose work portrays a material body as a threshold – not singular but connected – where structures liquefy, congeal and are ultimately fluid. Constructing spatial openings and dissolving boundaries between forms becomes a way to articulate emotional events. She believes that painting as a medium can convey oceanic feeling, an idea from psychoanalysis describing how sensations relate to a mystic experience. Influenced by material feminists, particularly hydrofeminists, she imagines the human intermingling with more-than human species, translating entanglement into the arena of painting through qualities of corporeal marks, geological textures and meteorological transparencies.


Francesca Mollett recently graduated from the Royal College of Art, London and is the recipient of the Aidan Threlfall Award, (2020).  Francesca has co-curated a number of shows, including Dust sheet embroidered snow, Project Gallery, Arundel (2019), The Value of Liveliness, White Crypt, London (2018), and Smoke gets in your eye, rural BAES, near Lewes (2018) and her work has been exhibited internationally. 

Installation shots

Born: Bristol, UK 1991

Lives and works: London



2018 – 20  MA Painting, Royal College of Art

2014 – 15 The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School

2011 – 14  BA Fine Art (Painting), Wimbledon College of Arts



2021  Wild Shade, Informality, Henley-on-Thames, UK

2019  Keyholes, Brockley Gardens, London, UK



2021  Diaries of a Climate, Baert Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2021  The Artist’s Oracle, White Crypt, London, UK

2021  cutting lemons for freckles Skippings Gallery, Great Yarmouth, UK

2021  Deep Cut, Asylum Chapel, London, UK

2020  London Grads Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2020  50/50, FOLD Gallery, London, UK

2020  Wet Paint, Bowes-Parris Gallery, London, UK

2020  /’st^te(r)/, BAKIIBAK, Hastings, UK

2020  RCA Graduate Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK

2020  RCA 2020, RCA MA Painting graduate show, UK

2020  A fish you have already caught, online/ London, UK

2020  The Weird and The Eerie, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London, UK

2019  Sympathetic Magic, Zona Mista, London, UK

2019  WIP show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2019  Dust sheet embroidered snow, Project Gallery, Arundel, UK

2018  The Value of Liveliness, White Crypt, London, UK

2018  Smoke gets in your eye, rural BAES, near Lewes, UK

2018  DRAW, Mandells Gallery, Norwich, UK



2020  Aidan Threlfall Award


BIBLIOGRAPHY - Documentaries

2021  Mark and Colour, Will Hazell



Curator and custodian, The London Arts Board

ALBA, ongoing collaboration with artist Ellie Dragone

2015 – 2017  Project space with a set of studios, The Benevolent Association of Excellent Solutions (BAES), London, UK