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What a Wonderful World, opens May 26, 2022 at MAXXI Museum, Rome, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Franklin Evans creates paintings and painting installations. His recursive reconsideration 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), allowing the abundance of past and present culture to infuse his fluid, complex, and 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 2022 he will present a new installation perpetualstudio at MAXXI Museum (Rome) for the exhibition What a Wonderful World, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi. He has had two dozen solo exhibitions internationally and has participated in numerous 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. Evans has collaborated with choreographer Trajal Harrell, playwright Paul David Young, painter Amanda Church, and curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud. His catalogue Franklin Evans: juddrules was published by Montserrat College of Art in 2015 with essays by Leonie Bradbury, Robert Moeller, and Patrick Neal. The essay by Raphael Rubinstein, Franklin Evans: The Studio as Episteme anchored his 2021 catalogue for fugitivemisreadings. Evans is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Wizard/FL Gallery (London/Milan), and Steven Zevitas Gallery (Boston).

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 Opening in June

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Link to Essays and Conversations 2021 to 2005

Link to Select Reviews 2021 to 2005