Franklin Evans

Franklin Evans

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

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 “spreadsheetspace,” Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, Norway; “headandhandinhand,” Spazio 22, FL Gallery, Milan, Italy; “Shelf Life,” Cosmopolitan/Art Production Fund P3Studio, Las Vegas, NV; “fourpaintingstwowallsiowatonewyork,” Steven Zevitas Gallery, New York, NY; “timepaths,” Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; “paintingassupermodel,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY and “houstontohouston,” Diverse Works, Houston, TX.

Recent group exhibitions include "Stark Naked," Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA, organized by Robert Moeller; "2 Years of Looking,” New Art Projects, London, England, curated by Erik Hanson; "RELEVANT NOTES," Cara Gallery, New York, NY; "Dynamic Pictorial Models," 101/EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA; “Shelf Life,” Kate Gilmore & Franklin Evans, P3Studio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV; “NEW NEW YORK: ABSTRACT PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY,” University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; “Yeah, You Missed It,” Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA; “Rock, Paper, Scissors, and String,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; “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; “Rockslide Sky,” Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York, NY; “Greater New York 2010,” MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY; “Collision,” RISD Museum, Providence, RI; and “El Museo’s 5th 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; 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; and The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH.

He was the recipient of the Cosmopolitan/Art Production Fund P3Studio, Las Vegas, NV in 2015; the Rome Prize Fellowship Finalist for the American Academy in Rome, Italy in 2011; and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2010; among others.

Franklin Evans lives and works in New York, NY.

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