Derek Franklin

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 exhibitions include 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). Franklin is a partner and director at the artist run space Soloway in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Art Program Director at Marylhurst University in Portland.

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   A Letter to My Wife   , 2017   Oil on canvas  43 x 44 in.

A Letter to My Wife, 2017

Oil on canvas

43 x 44 in.

   Hanging Around (Healing Sausages for Communal Gatherings) , 2017   Steel, clamps, sausage casing, fennel, lard  92 x 44 x 6 in.

Hanging Around (Healing Sausages for Communal Gatherings), 2017

Steel, clamps, sausage casing, fennel, lard

92 x 44 x 6 in.

   Ethics Review Board , 2017   Clipboard, watch, wire, medium duty tarp  16 x 20 x 4 in.

Ethics Review Board, 2017

Clipboard, watch, wire, medium duty tarp

16 x 20 x 4 in.

   Being Mediocre is a Virtue of Survival , 2017   Galvanized metal, string, bacon  12 x 12 x 135 in.

Being Mediocre is a Virtue of Survival, 2017

Galvanized metal, string, bacon

12 x 12 x 135 in.