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Awards

The 45 Park Lane Art Prize, Wells Art Contemporary Open, 2012
Rootstein Hopkins Foundation, Project Grant, 2006
Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts, 2006
The BP Portrait Award, Commendation, 2000
Hunting Art Prizes, Cornwall Prize, 1999
Black Swan Open Art Competition, First Prize, 1998
The BP Portrait Award, Second Prize, 1998
Hunting Art Prizes, Runner Up, Young Artist of the Year, 1997
NatWest 90s Prize for Art, Second Prize, 1996
The BP Portrait Award, Commendation, 1996
NatWest 90s Prize for Art, Student Prize, 1995


Exhibitions

2018
The Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2017
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Portrait Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize, Piano Nobile Kings Place, London
Devon Open Studios, Devon

2016
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London
The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation, Self-Portraiture in the 21st Century, Piano Nobile, Kings Place, London
The New English Art Club Annual Open, Mall Galleries, London
The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The Usher Gallery, Lincoln, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and Firstsite Gallery, Colchester
Devon Open Studios, Devon

2015
Presentense: an installation of works by Frances Borden, Elizabeth Earley and Gordon Faulds for Somerset Art Weeks, Crescent Contemporary, Taunton

2014
Wells Art Contemporary Open, Past Winners Section, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells

2013
Annual Open Christmas Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, Devon
161st Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol
The ING Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
Wells Art Contemporary Open, 45 Park Lane Artists Section, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, Kings Place Gallery, London
Wells Art Contemporary Prize Solo Exhibition, 45 Park Lane, London
Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries, London

2012
Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Mall Galleries, London
Royal Miniature Society, Mall Galleries, London
Wells Art Contemporary Open, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells

2011
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, London

2006
Works on Paper by Gwen John, curated by Frances Borden, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
New Paintings, Beaux Arts, Bath

2005
Face Value, Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California
Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts, Bath
The Hunting Art Prizes, The Royal College of Art, London

2004
The Beaux Arts Christmas Show, Beaux Arts, Bath
The Holburne Contemporary Portrait Prize, The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath
Summer Exhibition, Beaux Arts, Bath
The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Open Exhibition, Phoenix Arts Centre and Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Galleries, Exeter

2002
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London

2001
The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts Open Exhibition, Phoenix Arts Centre and Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Galleries, Exeter
Face to Face - Frances Borden and Syd Symons, The Slade Centre, Gillingham, Dorset
Hunting Art Prizes, The Royal College of Art, London

2000
The Stroud Open, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud. Gloucestershire
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy of Art, London
The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London

1999
The Hunting Art Prizes, The Royal College of Art and Victoria Art Gallery, London and Bath

1998
Self Portraits - 50 Faces of Contemporary Art, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath
The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery, London and Aberdeen
The Black Swan Open Art Competition, The Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset

1997
9th Mostyn Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
The Discerning Eye, The Mall Galleries, London
An Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, The Lefevre Gallery, London
The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Ulster Museum, London, Aberdeen and Belfast
Let's Face It: Contemporary Portraits, The Black Swan Guild, Frome, Somerset
Hunting Art Prizes, The Royal College of Art and Hunterian Museum, London and Glasgow

1996
The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery and Aberdeen Art Gallery, London and Aberdeen
BA (Hons) Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
The NatWest 90s Prize for Art, The Royal Academy of Art, London

1995
The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Mall Galleries, London
The NatWest 90s Prize for Art, The Music Room, London

1994
The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Mall Galleries, London


Education

Chelsea College of Art & Design - BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) - 1993 to 1996
Plymouth College of Art & Design - National Diploma in Foundation Studies - 1992 to 1993


Residencies

Gillingham School - Hardings Lane, Gillingham, Dorset, United Kingdom - 2001