About the artist

Fabienne Jenny Jacquet is a Franco-British painter based in London & Kent, UK. She graduated from Central Saint Martins with a fine art BA in 2008. Her work is part of private and public collections in the USA, UK, Europe, China and Australia. Her paintings have been featured in the Evening Standard, the Financial Times, Brenda Magazine, Studio International, Made in Shoreditch Magazine and the Curators Journal.

Artist statement

Fabienne creates dark, sensual and moody figurative art with a touch of humour based on her experience as a female outsider. Her subjects are often awkward and uncomfortable, their bodies twisted in unnatural poses or stumbling, limbs distorted and flesh exposed. They might be breaking apart or teetering on the edge of the abyss, but they are also triumphant challengers of the status quo clawing their way to freedom. Beautiful losers and angry waifs. These paintings tell stories of isolation, otherness, body shaming, sex, beauty, ugliness and death. To articulate her vision of the world, the artist explores the physicality of paint through thick, luscious layers and tactile textures. She uses expressive brush strokes, dripping paint and free, broad gestures to create instinctive compositions with loose outlines. Her work conveys a mixture of fragility and strength and an ongoing sense of urgency. Source material for her paintings include images from vintage magazines, photographs taken by the artist and references to popular culture and art history which are then merged with her own memories and emotions. This gives the work a feeling of relatable universal longing and of hope agains all odds. Before becoming a painter, she played and sang in various obscure bands and is still influenced by punk and indie music. She lived in France as a child before moving to the USA and settling in the UK. Her sense of never quite belonging to a specific culture, nationality or gender and of always being seen as “other’’ is strongly expressed in her practice. She considers art to be her one true home and the canvas the only place where this ''life gypsy'' feels she can belongs.

Fine Art BA, Central Saint Martins, London.

SHOWS (The artist is also regularly featured in online collections on the SaatchiArt website)


  • Off With Their Heads , DONT WALK WALK gallery, Deal, Kent.
  • Space Cadets and Other Lunacies, DONT WALK WALK gallery, Deal, Kent.
  • Monster Mash, DONT WALK WALK gallery, Deal, Kent.
  • John Lennon is not dead, Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee's, London.
  • Unfold, Espacio art collective, London.
  • Unvoiced, St Augustine Tower, London.
  • Finalist of the Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize, the National Gallery, London
  • Summer Salon, Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Gallery, London
  • Finalist of the Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2017, Burgh House in collaboration with Cass Art. London
  • This Year's Model: The Human Stain, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London.
  • Turning Point, Studio 73 Gallery, London.

  • ING Discerning Eye 2014, Mall Galleries, London
  • This Year's Model, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London. Selected by Stephanie Moran, Clare Price, Keran James and Michael Keenan.
  • Shape Arts 2013, The Nunnery Gallery, then toured at The Chocolate Factory and Lewisham Arthouse, London
  • This Year's Model, Studio 1.1 Gallery, London.
  • Shoes, Cultivate Gallery, London
  • From the Shadows, Stour Space, curated by Art Buffet, London .
  • ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, selected by collector John Pluthero, London
  • I- SHO, The Gallery, curated by 73women, London
  • Creekside Open 2011, selected by Dexter Dalwood, London
  • Dou.ble.lives, dup.le.trials, curated by Diana Ali, The Malt Cross Gallery, Nottingham.
  • The art of story telling, The Cutting Room, Nottingham
  • Big Society, Space Station Sixty-Five Gallery, London
  • Hackney Wood, The Residence Gallery,London
  • Margate Drawn, Harbour Arm Gallery, Margate, Kent
  • artWorksOpen, Barbican Arts Group Trust, selected by Graham Crowley and Timothy Hyman, London.
  • Little Shop of horror, Elevator Gallery, London
  • The Drawing Salon, the Mews Project, London
  • artWorksOpen, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London
  • The Women’s Art Show 2009, Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke.
  • Lost Girls, No ID pop-up gallery, London
  • Peer Esteem, Five Years Gallery, London.
  • The Daily Sketch, Pitt Studio and Gallery, Worcester
  • Disposable Fetish, Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts Trust, London.

  • The Curators Journal (Vol. 1, Eros), 2021
  • Studio International, feature on the effect of Covid-19 on artists worldwide, April 2020.
Studio International article

  • Brenda Magazine Blog, Artist Spotlight, July 2019
Brenda Magazine
  • Made in Shoreditch Magazine, June 2019
Screenshot 2019-08-10 12.15.21

  • Financial Times, Superior Interiors Magazine, 20 April 2019. Painting featured as part of an article on designer Sophie Ashby who commissioned the work for a design project in the Greenwich peninsula, London
Financial Times Interior magazine
  • London Evening Standard, feature about the 10 Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize Finalists, October 2017
Standard new
  • Artsy Shark website, 'What inspires you' feature, 2016
  • Saatchiart Canvas online magazine, 'Night' painting featured in interview of US-based art collector Kim Ethridge, 2016
  • The Jackdaw Magazine, Sept/Oct 2016 issue, Easel Words section
  • Saatchi Art online magazine, In the Studio feature 2014
  • Jung Katz art blog, interview, 2014
  • 10 words and One shot art blog, interview, 2014
  • The Palette Pages, interview, 2014
  • Art Info website, www.artinfo.com, Student Art feature, 2006.
  • One of the ten finalists of the Evening Standard Contemporary Art Prize 2017, London
  • Finalist of the Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2017, Burgh House in collaboration with Cass Art
  • Runner-up prize, Margate Drawn 2010 , Margate
  • Mention “Commended”, artWorksOpen 2009, The Barbican Arts Group Trust, London.
  • 2010, mixed-media work for Europol's Headquarters, The Hague.
  • CloverMill Artist Residency Programme, April 2022, Netherlands
  • Rosetta Arts Artists Accelerator Programme 2022, London.
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