Derek Franklin

Derek Franklin


Derek Franklin is an artist, curator and writer based in Portland, Oregon. He received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and his MFA from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University. Recent solo exhibitions include, To Leave No Trace, (Williamson Knight, Portland), Standing Around Waiting to Inhale, (Anytime Department, Cincinnati) Gray Minstrel (Carl and Sloan Contemporary, Portland), Mending Capers (Thierry Goldberg, New York), and Meditation Furniture for Ten Minute Breaks (Document, Chicago). Franklin’s works have also been presented in exhibitions at Rawson Projects (New York), Soloway (New York), Y Gallery, (New York), Neter Gallery (Mexico City) Thierry Goldberg (New York), Andel31 (Copenhagen), Simone Subal Gallery (New York), Ditch Projects (Eugene) and The Center For Creative Research (Oregon). Franklin is a former partner and director at the artist run space Soloway in Brooklyn, NY. Currently Franklin is the founding director of SE Cooper Contemporary.



Academic Credentials

MFA from Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University


ART 113- Sculpture I