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Fabienne Jenny Jacquet is a Franco-British painter based in the UK. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and her work is now part of private and public collections in the USA, UK, Europe and Australia. Her paintings have been featured in the Evening Standard, the Financial Times, Brenda Magazine, Studio International and Made in Shoreditch Magazine. She has experience of taking on painting commissions from individuals and businesses. She also edits the TaintedGlory art blog and contributes articles on art and culture to various blogs and magazines.

Fabienne paints outsiders, rock stars, delinquent animals, French cafes, desert beaches, eccentric toffs, ladies of the night and doomed actresses. And herself. She creates compositions where she explores the physicality of paint and the power of story-telling. Her paintings come from a vain attempt to harness chaos and are often the results of 'happy accidents'. She uses the rhythm of marks, the thickness of layers and the fluidity of oil paint to build textured images where fragility and strength cohabit side by side. She gives the viewer just enough clues about what is happening on the canvas (or paper) so that the work retains a sense of mystery and is almost one step away from collapsing into nothingness. She uses references to films, music and popular culture mixed with her own memories and experiences. She has lived in the south of France, California and England and these locations have all had an impact on her paintings.

Fine Art BA, Central Saint Martins, London.

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

  • Monster Mash, DONT WALK WALK gallery, Deal, Kent, 30th October - 15th November
  • John Lennon is not dead, Stash Gallery, Vout-O-Reenee's, London. On until 31st October
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Screenshot 2019-08-10 12.13.42
  • 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.

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