Originally trained as a designer in Paris, Ana Bianchi later studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art, the Byam Shaw and Central St Martin’s in London. Although previously better known for her work in the medias of sculpture and installation, painting has been a constant focus and something to which she has returned with regularity.

She has exhibited in Poland, joining a site-specific project of 30 artists in Skoki headed by Jaroslav Koslowski; and Geneva, where she was one of six British artists chosen by the Greene Gallery to exhibit in “Unusual Tension” in 1999. A Gloucestershire resident, she has been a regular contributor to the biannual Quenington open-air sculpture show, and to the Stroud House Gallery.

In London, she has exhibited in various venues including the Hyde Park Gallery, Lauderdale House and, more recently, took part in “Living Room”, an exhibition of nine installation artists curated by Damian Llambias. The exhibition at the Gavin Graham Gallery will be her first solo painting show.