Frances Drayson


My practice spans sculpture and installation, video, sound, drawing, writing, performance and photography. Through my work I explore possibilities of queer dissent or expression through, or despite, mediation. 

Recent installations refer to European traditions and sites of production, commune and control.  Floor-based sculptures often use the devices of sequence, restraint and repetition found in churches, industrial farming, minimalism and fascist architecture. 

Video, sound, drawing and photographic works express voices or characters that attempt to defy their representation or break their carriers. These works draw on my interests in folklore, horror films and hard techno. In all the ways I make, I try to confuse or create distrust of cultural codings for the natural, authentic and synthetic.  

I graduated from Royal Academy Schools in (PGDip 2019), Slade School of Art (BA Hons 2010) and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (Foundation 2004).

I live and work in London, and am currently a lecturer on the BA Fine Art course at Kingston School of Art.

Academic responsibilities

Lecturer BA Fine Art

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught