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perpetualstudio in What a Wonderful World at MAXXI Museum, Rome, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, May 2022 - March 2023

Franklin Evans creates paintings and painting installations. His recursive inventory of the artist's studio operates around the nodes of the studio as subject itself and the studio as a generative tool. He draws from other artists (Joan Brown, Arthur Jafa, Kerry James Marshall, Henri Matisse, Jose Clemente Orozco, and more), ebulliently embracing the abundance of past and present culture as it infuses his fluid, networked painting/brainspace. Born in Reno, NV, he has lived and worked in New York, NY since 1993. He has degrees from Stanford University (BA), University of Iowa (MA and MFA Painting), and Columbia University (MBA). In May 2022 he presented his new installation perpetualstudio at MAXXI Museum (Rome), a commissioned work for the museum's collection, for the exhibition What a Wonderful World, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (running through March 2023). He has had thirty solo exhibitions internationally and has participated in group exhibitions at institutional 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; Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA; Futura, Prague, Czech Republic; Museum Ivan Bruschi, Arezzo, Italy; Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibition, Venice, 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. 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, Arte Fuse, ArtPulse, Art New England, Sculpture Magazine, among other publications. Awards and grants include: Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant; NYFA Fellowship Painting; PM Foundation; Tribesice; MacDowell; Yaddo; The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program; and LMCC Workspace Program. Evans' work is included in public and private collections internationally, including, among others: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH; The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH; Salomon Foundation, Annecy, France; Roanoke College, Salem, VA; Collection AGI, Verona, Italy; Marval Collection, Milan, Italy. Recent catalogues include: Franklin Evans: juddrules (Montserrat College of Art), 2015, Leonie Bradbury, Robert Moeller, and Patrick Neal; and Franklin Evans: fugitivemisreadings (Miles McEnery Gallery), 2021, with the essay Franklin Evans: The Studio as Episteme, Raphael Rubinstein. Evans' gallery representation includes: Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Wizard/FL Gallery (London/Milan), and Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston).

Video - What a Wonderful World MAXXI Museum, Rome, July 2022

LINK perpetualstudio - What a Wonderful World MAXXI Museum, Rome, November 2022

What a Wonderful World MAXXI Museum, Rome, May 26, 2022 - March 12, 2023

Publication - Franklin Evans: fugitivemisreadings The Studio as Episteme, text by Raphael Rubinstein, Miles McEnery Gallery, June 2021

franklinsfootpaths Virtual Guided Tour, Figge Art Museum, June 17, 2021

Link to ARTnews Franklin Evans Amplifies Joy, conversation with Brooke Jaffe regarding "fugitivemisreadings" "YOU AGAIN" at Miles McEnery Gallery and "franklinsfootpaths" at FIGGE MUSEUM

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Link to Essays and Conversations 2021 to 2005

Link to Select Reviews 2021 to 2005