Portrait of Frances Cannon

Frances Cannon

Frances Cannon is a queer, multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne/Narrm. She works predominantly in drawing and painting in ink, gouache and watercolour. Frances is well-known for her simple yet nuanced style of black and white illustration. Frances' work examines ideas of body-love and body-loathing, anxiety, relationships, sex and sexuality, gender, and bodily functions. Her work can be viewed as diaristic as it is based on personal experience.


Frances has been involved in ten successful solo shows at galleries including Tinning Street, Off the Kerb, Courthouse Youth Arts Centre, and numerous group shows at galleries including: Montsalvat, RMIT Gallery, Neon Park, Rubicon ARI, and Fort Delta. Frances has worked with Teen Vogue, Gucci, Refinery 29, Third Drawer Down, and has been published in FrankieYenTeen VogueBustleHuffPostDazed and ConfusedVogue, SBS Australia, i-D MagRookie and many more. Frances is the co-owner and director of Pink Ember Studio in Coburg. She can be found on Instagram here.

Photo: Lilah Benetti