Franklin Evans, Installation view FL Gallery Milan, Italy

Franklin Evans


Franklin Evans creates painting installations with the artist’s studio as his subject. He was
born in 1967 in Reno, Nevada and now lives and works in New York. He has degrees from
Stanford University (BA), University of Iowa (MA and MFA Painting), and Columbia
University (MBA). Since 2005, he has had twenty solo exhibition in the United States and
Europe and numerous group exhibitions at venues, which include, among others: MoMA
PS1, New York, NY; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; deCordova Sculpture Park and
Museum, Lincoln, MA; DiverseWorks, Houston, TX; RISD Museum, Providence, RI;
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; Museum Ivan
Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy; Mykonos Biennale, Greece; Venice Biennale Collateral Event, Italy;
El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA; Federico
Luger, Milan, Italy; Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York, NY; Sue Scott, New York, NY.
His work has been featured and reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Art in
America, New York Magazine, Artforum, The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Brooklyn Rail,
Art-Agenda, Flash Art International, Hyperallergic, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine,
among other publications. Awards and grants include: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant;
NYFA Fellowship Painting; PM Foundation; Tribesice; Yaddo; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art
Foundation Space Program; and LMCC Workspace Program. Evans work is included in the
public collections of Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; El Museo del Barrio, New York,
NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Sweeney Art Gallery, University of
California, Riverside, CA; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art
Collection, Cleveland, OH; Salomon Foundation, Annecy, France; Roanoke College, Salem,
VA. Evans has collaborated with Trajal Harrell (Twenty Looks or Paris Is Burning at the
Judson Church), Paul David Young (Perverted by Theather, Balcony Scene and Kentucky
Cantata), and Omar Lopez-Chahoud (Lush Life). His catalogue Franklin Evans:
juddrules was published by Montserrat College of Art in 2015.