More Images coming soon
New Work for Summer Exhibition 2018
Naomi Frears: Solo Exhibition 13 October – 12 November 2016
Based in Porthmeor Studios. St.Ives 1981 – 2 Foundation.
Loughborough College of Art. 1982 – 6 BA (Hons) and Printmaking Prize. Sunderland College of Art Solo Exhibitions 2016 Kestle Barton Beaux Arts London 2014/15 Newlyn Art Gallery 2013, 2011, 2009 Beaux Arts Bath 2010, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999 Millennium Gallery, St.Ives Selected Group Exhibitions 2017 Beaux Arts London, London Art Fair 2016 Award winner at Exeter Contemporary Open. Exeter Contemporary Open. Exeter Phoenix. 2015 Plymouth Contemporary Open. Plymouth University. INK Miami Art Fair Falmouth Art gallery Porthmeor Past and Present 2014 London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy London Art Fair, Islington, London Collage Wilson Stephens. London 2013 Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn 20/21 Royal College of Art 2012 20/21 Royal College of Art IMS Falmouth Art Gallery 2011 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London Five by Five, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn Print! The Exchange, Penzance 2010 House of Fairy Tales, Millennium, St. Ives 2009 Insomnia, series of new prints. The Exchange, Penzance 20/21, The Royal College of Art, London Double Vision, Exchange Gallery, Penzance 2008 Treasures from the Wilson Collection, Falmouth Art Gallery Drawing Show curated by The Drawing Room, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance Crossing Over, Beaux Arts, Bath 2007 Art Now Cornwall, Tate St.Ives A Fine Line, Artonomy, Truro 2006 NSA Exhibition, Goldfish Contemporary Fine Art, Penzance Porthmeor Printmakers Show and Portfolio, Café. Tate St.Ives From the Edge, Sherborne House, Dorset 2005 3 Person Show, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn 2004 Critic’s Choice (John Russell Taylor), Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn New Cornish Art, Edgar Modern, Bath Drawing Newlyn Art Gallery 2003 Critic’s Choice (Joan Bakewell), Newlyn Art Gallery Conflict and Resolution, Harbour House, Devon ID, Newlyn Art Gallery Publications / Catalogues 2016 Kestle Barton. New Work Beaux Arts. 2015 Newlyn Art gallery Still Here Plymouth Contemporary Open 2013 Interview by Mark Osterfield Porthmeor Studios & Cellars. The Architects’ Story. By MJ Long. 2011 Essay by Aidan Quinn 2010 Essay by Gill Nicol (Head of Interaction, Arnolfini Gallery) Art and Graft. FT Weekend Magazine 2009 Artists Studios. MJ Long Essay by Elizabeth Knowles CBE (Also essay 2003) 2008 Emma Thomas. Telegraph Magazine 2007 Art Now Cornwall, Essay by Susan Daniel-McElroy, (Director Tate St Ives) On the Very Edge of the Ocean, Ben Tufnell, Tate Publications Work in Education and Residencies 2015 Lecture as part of Visiting Artists Series. Plymouth University. 2013 MA Lecture Series. University College Falmouth 2011 Residency, Kestle Barton Visiting lecturer, BA Fine Art, University College Falmouth. 1993-2016 Tate St.Ives. Leads practical sessions, special events and talks. 1995-2016 Newlyn Art Gallery – Involved in devising and leading courses including printmaking and ‘Drawing a painting’. 2007 – 2014 Falmouth Art Gallery. Leading printmaking courses. 2002, 05, 07 Vyner’s School. Artist in Residence Collections Pallant House Wilson Collection University College Falmouth Falmouth Art Gallery Sunderland University Cornwall Council Royal Cornwall Museum Slaughter and May Other 2016 Study in Hindsight selected by Lux for Side by Side screening event. Hosting an interdisciplinary residency at Kestle Barton. 2015 Organised, selected and presented an exhibition of four artists (Strepitus Crepitus Fragor) in St Ives. Co founded LDM, a monthly discussion group with artists and curators. Start Printmaking for Boys – irregular printmaking sessions for contemporary artists. 2013 – 16 Work appears regularly on cover of London Review of Books 2014 Article published in issue 14 of Turps Banana. 2013 Sketch Open, Winner of Fine Art editioning prize – Rabley Contemporary Selected for The Cornwall Workshop – A forum for dialogue and exchange with international artists, writers and curators, Kestle Barton. 2011 Art In Cornwall BBC Four. 2010 Art and Graft FT Weekend Magazine, photos by Rosie Hallam. 2009 Filmed for Memory Bay as featured artist Interviewed for ARD, German radio 2008 Telegraph Magazine. Photographed by Paul Massey and interview by Emma Thomas. Featured artist in film by Ray Bird about Porthmeor Studios Featured in Merian German magazine Photographed by Max Edelman Photographed by Andreas Sterzing Photographed by Gary Treadwell 2006 Coast, BBC One Subject of Process a film by Stuart Lansdowne 2004 Guardian Artist of the Month Cover of Guardian Supplement Living on the Edge