Frank Creber

Frank Creber

London, Hackney, United Kingdom

About Frank Creber

In 2005 Frank Creber was appointed Director of Visual Arts for Water City CIC, leading on a programme of collaborative, educational and exhibition events, which to date have involved over 1,000 children and 200 Artists and musicians.

In 2005 Frank Creber was appointed the official artist in residence until 2012 for Water City, an ambitious new re-development programme centred around a network of local waterways in east London. Extending from the Olympic Park in the north to East India Dock in the south, the East End is once again being subjected to the force of rapid urban renewal which Creber is recording through drawings and paintings as the project develops; a project driven by a vision to create a true legacy for east London, both physical and social.

But as an artist with over twenty years experience of working within community groups in a deprived neighbourhood in Bow, Creber is equally committed to making works that explore a deeply urban affair between a new world created in the pursuit of progress and modernity and the community that it is setting out to serve. A community whose optimism is by no means universal because they have seen before that the developers’ bulldozers can just as easily destroy the inner-city infrastructure geared to serving local needs.

A key to the relationship that Frank Creber has to the East End and its community lies in his role as Creative Director (up to 2010) at the celebrated Bromley by Bow Centre where he was one of the founding artists in 1986. He continues as a lead Artist for the Centre.

Frank was born in 1959 and trained at University of Newcastle upon Tyne (B.A in Painting 1981) and Chelsea College of Art (M.A. in Painting 1987) and he has collected a number of prestigious awards: the Herbert Read Fellowship at Chelsea, Barclays Bank Young Painters Award and the Pickering Fellowship at Kingston.

In 2008 Frank Creber was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, for his work in Community Arts with Young People.

Education

Frank trained at University of Newcastle upon Tyne (B.A in Painting) and Chelsea College of Art (M.A. in Painting) and he has collected a number of prestigious awards: the Herbert Read Fellowship at Chelsea, Barclays Bank Young Painters Award and the Pickering Fellowship at Kingston.

Exhibitions

2020 Solo show at Thames-Side Studios Gallery

2019 Group Print Show at the Lounge, Thames-side Studios, Charlton

2019 Open Studios at Thames-side Studios, Charlton

2019 Lost and Found (working title) with Ferha Farouqui at Lumen Space, Tavistock, London

2019 Good and Bad Government, with Michael Johnson and John Clark, at Alison Richards Building, Cambridge University

2019 URBAN CONTEMPORARIES, Espacio Gallery, London.

2018 Time Warp, Group Show, Espacio Gallery, London.

2018 A Country Far Away, Group Show, London and Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

2018 The collection, Group Show, Bromley by Bow Centre.

2018 Good Government Bad Government, Group Show, Thames-side studios, London.

2017 Solo show drawings, Citywood, London.

2017 Solo show, Quaker Friends House, St. Martins Lane, London.

2017 Solo show, Industville, London.

2016 Group Show, Misbehaviour, Mile End Pavilion, London.

2016 Solo Show Tower of London, Large Mural.

2016 Solo shows - 100%Optical, ExCeL, London,

2016 Solo show Cafe East, Roman Road, Cityscapes and works about Lower Clapton Road Hackney

2015 Group Show Opens Studios Bromley by Bow Centre

2015 Solo Show Level39 8 Paintings from drawing residnecy

2015 Group Show Misbehaviour at Mile End pavilion

2014 Solo shows - Walking on Water, ExCeL, London, Lloyd's Register, London



2013 Solo show - Queen Mary University, People’s Palace,

Group shows - Cos Art Walk. The Art of Writing, London

2012 Solo shows - The View Tube, Olympic Site, London. ’What the River Sings’ Trinity Buoy Wharf, Solo show, Ephasus, Broadway market, London

Group shows - Territories, Bromley By Bow Centre. Territories, group show in Den Helder, Holland.

2011 Solo shows - The Hub, Hackney Marshes. Water City, Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Group Shows - Taste Restaurant, Hammersmith. Hackney Utopians, Stoke Newington Library Gallery. Spring, Smokehouse Gallery, Fish island.

2010 Solo shows Gallery Café, Bethnal Green. Water City, Café 88, Wigmore St. Orchestra in a weekend, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London



2010 Group Shows - Conduit, Smokehouse Gallery, London, La Tuerte, Madrid, Spain,



2009 Solo Show - Fishing Village, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Chainstore, London



2008 Solo Show, Art Space Gallery, London.

Group Shows, The Great Purpose, London. New English Art Club, London.



2007 Group show, Picker gallery, Kingston upon Thames. Art Space gallery, London.



2006 Solo Show, Art Space Gallery, London



2004 Solo Show, Art Space Gallery, London



2003 Solo Show, Greenham Arts, Newbury



2002 Solo Show, Turtle Arts, Nottingham. Solo Show, Art House, Peterborough



1998 Solo Show, Arthur Andersen, London



1992 Solo Show, Sue Williams Gallery, London



1991 Solo Show, Sue Williams Gallery, London



1989 Artist of the day, Flowers East