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Franklin Evans

Franklin Evans' studio, 2021, New York, NY 

FRANKLIN EVANS (b. in 1967 in Reno, NV) received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University in 1989 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1993.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions, including “SELFPORTRAITAS,” Federico Luger Gallery, Milan, IT; “XLtime,” Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; “spreadsheetspace,” Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway; “headandhandinhand,” Spazio 22, FL Gallery, Milan, Italy; “juddrules,” Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; “juddpaintings,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA; “timepaths,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; “paintingassupermodel,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; “houstontohouston,” Diverse Works, Houston, TX; and “eyesontheedge,” Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.

Recent group exhibitions include "Walk the Line," Platform, Brooklyn, NY; "Parameters," The Clemente Soto Velez LES Gallery, New York, NY; “Notebook,“ 56 HENRY, New York, NY; "Manet to Maya Lin," Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; “Legacy: Highlights from the Roanoke College Permanent Collection,” Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA; “La lama di Procopio,” Nuovo Spazio di Casso, Casso, Italy; “2 Years of Looking,” New Art Projects, London, England; “Dynamic Pictorial Models,” 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA; “Rock, Paper, Scissors, and String,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; “Abstraction,” Fondation pour l’art contemporain Salomon, Annecy, France; “Premio Lissone 2014,” Museo d’arte contemporanea di Lissone, Lissone, Italy; “Material Images,” Johannes Vogt, New York, NY; “Paint Things,” deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA; “Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show,” Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY; “Greater New York 2010,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; “Collision,” RISD Museum, Providence, RI; and “El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 007,” El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY.

His work is included in many public and private collections including the Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Roanoke College, Salem, VA; Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside, CA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; and Collection AGI, Verona, Italy.

He is a recipient of the 2017-18 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, as well as a past recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH in 2016; Kennedy Artist-In-Residence, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL in 2016; Cosmopolitan/Art Production Fund P3Studio, Las Vegas, NV in 2015; and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Painting Fellowship in 2015, among others.

Franklin Evans lives and works in New York, NY.

Interview with Franklin Evans on SOUND & VISION, a podcast by Brian Alfred