And they Ate with Their Hands, 2018
14" x 22"
Derek Franklin (b. 1981) is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and his MFA from Rutgers University. Recent solo and two person exhibitions include Standing Around Waiting to Inhale (Anytime Department, Cincinnati), Eyes (Ditch Projects), Gray Minstrel (Carl and Sloan Contemporary, Portland: 2015), Mending Capers (Thierry Goldberg, New York: 2015), and Meditation Furniture for Ten Minute Breaks (Document, Chicago: 2015). Franklin's works have also been presented in group exhibitions at Thierry Goldberg (New York: 2014), Andel31 (Copenhagen: 2014), Simone Subal Gallery (New York: 2013), and Soloway (New York: 2013) Rawson Projects (New York 2012). Franklin was a partner and curatorial director at the artist run space Soloway in Brooklyn, NY from 2012 until 2017. He was an Assistant Professor and Art Program Director at Marylhurst University and in now visiting painting and drawing faculty at the University of Oregon.