About the artist

Scots Italian artist. Achieved an undergraduate degree in 2015 from Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen (first class hons). Attending the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague during the course for an Erasmus semester, 2014. He was awarded a residency at the Scottish Sculpture workshop 2016 through winning the Fred Bushe prize for sculpture. Which lead to him making a series of sculptures in Pietrasanta through a work experience scheme, learning in the renowned Fonderia Mariani (bronze) and distinguished Studio Stagetti (stone). The resulting exhibition was his first solo show and first sold out event. This gained him a professional membership at the Edinburgh Sculpture workshop where he is currently based. He returned to university almost immediately to achieve a Masters of Letters (sculpture) degree (with merit) from Glasgow School of Art, 2018. In march he completed a private commission now on permanent display at the Royal Scots Club and presented a version to HRH Princess Anne which now resides in the royal collection. Recently he has been part of two group exhibitions in Tramway (Glasgow) and Air Gallery (Manchester) which was part of Manifest Art Festival, 2019. Currently undertaking a coral stone residency at Clifton Hall (Barbados) 

Exhibitions

Relay 2 Exhibition, 10-14 July 2019 @ Tramway, Glasgow  

All Work and All Play , 27June -20 July  2019@Air Gallery, Manchester 

Touch tour (stone) , 14-15 September 2018@ Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

GSA Masters Degree Show, 1-12 September2018@ Trongate, Glasgow  

Limp Structures, 1-4 May 2018 @Transmission Gallery   

Langs Craigs Exhibition, 23-25 Feb 2018@Langs Craigs Dumbarton 

The Objective is Objectus,10 September2017@Botanic Gardens 

Undergraduate Degree Show, 20-27 June 2015@Gray's School of Art 

CXXX, 12-14 February 2015@Peacocks Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen

Stillalife, 17-30 June 2014 @The Academy of Fine Arts,Prague

Interact, 18 September 2013 @Gray's School of Art 

Prizes

Professional member of the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 2017

Kym Needle Prize for Sculpture @The Edinburgh Academy 2010

Fred Bushe Memorial Prize @Gray's School of Art 2014

Selected Emerging Artist @Gray's School of Art 2014

Kym Needle Prize for Sculpture @Gray's School of Art 2014

 

Residencies 

Scottish graduate residency@Scottish Sculpture Workshop- October 2016

Pietrasanta residency @Fonderia Mariani, Pietrasanta, Jan-April 2017

Pietrasanta residency @ Studio Stagetti, Pietrasanta, Jan-April 2017 

Hacking Europe @Brussels, Belgium, April 2018 

Coral Stone Residency@ Clifton Hall Great house, Barbados, Jan-April 2020

Contact

 

Email: theartist@gianpierofranchi.co.uk

 

Tel: 07533253270

Address: Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop 

                21 Hawthornvale 

                EH6 4JT

                

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