Lives and works in New York, NY
 
EDUCATION
 
2016   MFA, Hunter College, New York, NY
2002   Ed.M., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2001   BA, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
          Pratt Institute College of Art and Design
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2019   [upcoming] Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2018   Derek Fordjour: Camelot Study, BAM, Brooklyn, NY
          Zona Maco, Mexico City, MX
          Ritual, Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL 
2017   PARADE, Sugar Hill Museum, New York, NY
2016   Agency & Regulation, LUCE Gallery, Turin, Italy
          Derek Fordjour : Eight Paintings, Papillion Art, Los Angeles, CA
2015   UPPER ROOM, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY
          Meritocracy, Jack Bell Gallery, London, UK
2014   The BIG GAME, Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013   Sciame Artist’s Salon Series Exhibition, Sciame Corporate Gallery, New               York, NY
          Built Environments: Inaugurations with Felandus Thames, Columbia                   University
          Russ Barrie Pavillion, New York, NY
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2018   [upcoming] Everyday Muse, ltd Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
          [upcoming] Cliche, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY
          [upcoming] Fun House, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
          Reclamation!, The Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
          Sidelined, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2017   Reinventing the Figure, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland 
          Diamonds, Rings and Courts, Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at SJU, NY
          All That Glitters, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
          Selections, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY
2016   Human Condition, The former L.A. Metropolitan Medical Center, Los                   Angeles, CA
          The Barn Show, Johannes Vogt Gallery East, East Hampton, NY
          First We Take Manhattan, Ethan Cohen Gallery, New York, NY
          Island States, Tops Gallery, Memphis, TN
          March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY
2015   I Like it Like This, Sothebys S2 Gallery, New York, NY
          And There is an End, Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
          Mixed Doubles, Sometimes Gallery, New York, NY
          No Such Place, Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery, New York, NY
2014   OPEN, Papillion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013   Corpus Americus, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
          Ticknihova and Winter, New York, NY
          Atlanta University Center Alumni Exhibition, Atlanta University Center,               Atlanta, GA
 
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2018   Artis Artist in Residence, Tel Aviv, Israel
2017   Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY   
          C-12 Emerging Artist Award, Hunter College, New York, NY
2016   Artist-in-Residence, Sugar Hill Museum, New York, NY

VISTING ARTIST / LECTURES
2018    Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Visiting Critic, Jerusalem, Israel
           The Cooper Union, Alex Katz Visiting Artist, New York, NY
2017    Yale University MFA, Visiting Critic, New Haven, NY
           Rhode Island School of Design BFA, Visiting Critic, Providence, RI
           SUNY Purchase College, Visiting Critic, White Plains, NY
           Hunter College, Hunter Mellon Arts Fellowship Workshop Panel, New                   York, NY
           FIT, ARTSpeak Panel Discussion, New York, NY 
2016    School of Visual Arts MFA, Visiting Critic, New York, NY
           
SELECTED PRESS AND REVIEWS
 
2018    Hyperallergic, "Wandering the Artists...", Seph Rodney, May 4, 2018
           Surface, "Best of Zona Maco 2018", Brooke Porter Katz, Feb. 11, 2018
           Artsy, "What Sold at Zona Maco", Anna Louie Sussman, Feb. 11, 2018
           Hyperallergic, "The Politial Truths...", Seph Rodney, Feb. 8, 2018
           The Art Newspaper, "Art Los...", Maxwell Williams, Jan. 31, 2018
2017    BLOUIN ARTINFO, "'Sidelined,' ...", BLOUIN ARTINFO, Dec. 29, 2017
           Artnet, "How Artist Derek Fordjour...", Sarah Cascone, Dec. 18, 2017
           Hyperallergic, "A Dreamy Carnival...", Seph Rodney, Nov. 22, 2017
           The Undefeated, “The Portrait of an Artist...”, Kelley D. Evans, Oct. 6,             2017
           Galerie Magazine, “Derek Fordjour’s Immersive...”, Jacqueline                         Terrebonne, Aug. 2, 2017
           Forbes, “The Jay-Z of the Art World Discusses His...”, Brienne Walsh,               Jul. 16, 2017 
           Vice, “Sports Are a Metaphor for Inequality...”, Francesca Caposella,                 Jun. 21, 2017
2016    La Stampa, “L’artista che rappa con i colori...”, Giulia Zonca, Oct. 12, 2016    Art Critical, “Armory Pick of the Day: Derek Fordjour...”, David Cohen,              Mar. 3, 2016
            LA Times, “And There is an End..”, David Pagel, Mar. 21, 2016
            LA Times, “Derek Fordjour: Eight Paintings..”, Carolina Miranda, Feb.                4, 2016
2015     New York Times, “From Derek Fordjour...”, Holland Cotter, Nov. 19,                2015
2014     The Brooklyn Rail, Review of ‘The Big Game’, Johnathan Goodman,                Oct. 7, 2014
            Ebony, “Artist Derek Fordjour has a Lesson for...”, by Souleo, Sep. 29,              2014
            Huffington Post, “The Sports World Could Learn...”, by Souleo, Sep.                27, 2014   
            MSNBC’s Thegrio.com, “40 Amazing Black Artists to Watch in 2014”,                Jan. 3, 2014 

COLLECTIONS
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
JP Morgan Chase Collection, New York
Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, Palm Beach
Ernesto Esposito Collection, Naples
Craig Hall, Hall Group Collection, Dallas
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