Fran Norton is an artist, writer and university lecturer specialising in drawing practice and theory. She has recently passed the viva (subject to corrections) of a practice-based PhD in which drawing is used to articulate the concept of home in the context of increasing human migration and mobility. Alongside her own art practice, Fran is an Associate Lecturer on MA Drawing at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL and a regular Visiting Tutor on MA Fine Art and MA Illustration at the Arts University Bournemouth. Her extensive professional experience of working in creative industries includes theatre, film, photography and ten years of music management. Originally graduating in Design, Fran studied Fine Art as a postgraduate and gained distinctions on both her PgDip at Byam Shaw, Central St Martins and her MA at AUB.

QUALIFICATIONS
PhD (2017) Pass (subject to corrections), AUB / University of the Arts
MA Fine Art (2011) Distinction, Arts University Bournemouth
PgDip Fine Art (2008) Distinction, Byam Shaw, Central St. Martins
BA Hons Design (1990) Class 2.1, Staffordshire University

EXHIBITIONS
2015 'The Home I Carry With Me', Centre For Drawing, Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2015 'Drawn', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2013 'Consider the Lilies', 27 Cork Street, London
2013 'Drawn', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2012 '160 Autumn Exhibition', Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
2012 'In The Making' Allsop Gallery, Bridport Art Centre, Bridport
2012 'MA & Other Post Graduates 2012', Atkinson Gallery, Millfield
2011 'Unbound', David West Gallery, Lyme Regis
2011 'Walking Through the Veil', Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
2011 'Shift', The Arts University College at Bournemouth, Poole
2011 'Dorchester Arts Open 2011' Dorchester Arts Centre Gallery, Dorchester
2011 'You Can Do It With Plastics' The Museum of Design in Plastics, Bournemouth
2010 'ABC' Artists Books and Chairs, The Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport
2008 Postgraduate Diploma (Fine Art) Degree Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2008 'Binocular' Kingsgate Gallery, West Hampstead, London
2008 'The Third Bicycle' The Long Gallery, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
2008 'Concerning the Great Staircase of Black Marble', Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2007 Postgraduate Diploma (Fine Art) Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2007 Concourse Show, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
2007 'The Honeymoon Phase' The Long Gallery, Lauderdale House, Highgate, London
2007 'Love Me, Love Me Not', Onefourone Gallery, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London
2006 Group Show, The Institute, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London
2004 'Real Art for Real People' Coningsby Gallery, Tottenham St, London
2003 'Photography Tomorrow' Florian’s, Crouch End, London