Fleur Yearsley (b.1990 Manchester, UK) graduated from an MFA in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art as a recipient of the Gwen John Scholarship in 2017. Her work 'To The Moon and Back’ (2019), is part of the John Moore Painting Prize 2020, currently on view at the Walker Art Gallery. In August 2021, the artist is curating and exhibiting a collaborative art, music and performance show in Manchester titled ‘Anything Goes’ with Alvaro Barrington, Dorus Tossijn, and Kim Harvey. 'Anything Goes' aims to create a place of solace and unity for people to reawaken Manchester’s dance and club culture, after being gravely impacted by the effects of Covid-19.
Yearsley was selected for both Bow Art’s ‘Annual Open Show 2019’ with a call for works that respond to “our current political moment”, curated by Carrie Young, and ‘Boundaries’ that coincided with the London Festival of Architecture. As an awardee of the Jealous Prize 2018 the artist undertook a residency to create limited edition prints of her work that were exhibited at Original London Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts and in 2019 they were officially included in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum. Other exhibitions include ‘The Iso Box’, a community focused photography and art collaboration, FBA Futures at Mall Galleries, Desires at GNYP Gallery, Berlin. The artist has undertaken residencies at Slade School of Fine Art, Malvern St. James and Cheadle Hulme School. In 2018 she was the beneficiary of the Almacantar Award. The same year, she was shortlisted for the Dentons Art Prize and Hottinger Purchase Prize for Excellence.