Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Mark Fairnington

The Lovers

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Fatos Üstek, Curator, Art Night 2017

Year 2016
Medium pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.5.x 21 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Mark Fairnington:

Mark Fairnington (b. 1957, UK) lives and works in London. He is Reader in Painting at Wimbledon College. His work has resulted principally from research projects with museums and museum collections sustaining a visual examination of the idea and image of the specimen. Select solo exhibitions include Collected and Possessed, Horniman Museum, London, UK (2016); Unnatural History, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany (2012); Unnatural History, Mannhein Kunstverein, Germany (2012); Flora, Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin (2011); Bull Market, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk (2010); Private Collection, Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany (2008); Dynasty, Art Agents, Hamburg (2007); Wunderkammer II, Wunderkammer I, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany (2004); Fabulous Beasts, Natural History Museum (2004); and Dead or Alive, Oxford University Museum of Natural History (2002). Select group exhibitions include The Nature of the Beast, New Art Gallery, Walsall (2013); Our Creatures, New Art Gallery, Walsall (2013); Auction Room, Globe Gallery, Newcastle (2011); Drawing: Interpretation/Translation, The Drawing Gallery, Powys (2011); 21, Harewood House, Leeds (2010); Blood Tears Faith Doubt, Courtauld Gallery, The Courtauld Institute of Art (2010); The Artist's Studio, Compton Verney, touring to the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich (2009); A Duck for Mr Darwin, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, and Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick (2009). He is represented by Gallery Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim, Germany.