Thierry Goldberg Gallery

Derek Franklin
Works | Bio | Exhibitions

Born 1981 St. Helens, OR. Lives and works in Newark, NJ.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Meditation Furniture for Ten Minute Breaks, Document, Chicago, IL
Grey Mistrel, Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR
2014 Mending Capers, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
2007 “Collage Anthologies” Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR

Group Exhibitions

2014 Marquee Moon, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Redemptions, Andel31, Copenhagen, Denmark
Forty-Six Bars With No Hook, Derek Franklin and Sterling Lawrence, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
International Invitational Triennial of Contemporary Wind Chime, Rocks Box Contemporary Art, Portland OR
2013 We Still Seem To Be Moving, Simone Subal Gallery, B. Ingrid Olson, Lea Catera, Derek Franklin, New York, NY
CATS VS Dogs, Soloway Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
NY Collective Show, Neter Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Codex International Book Fair, University California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2012 National Juried MFA Competition, by John Yau, First Street Gallery, New York, NY
Rechnoy Vokza Station, Rodchenko School of Photography Annex, Moscow, Russia
"Fresh Meat", Shore Institute for Contemporary Art, Asbury Park, NJ
"Division 169" curated by Justin Aidan and Wendy White, Rawson Projects, New York, NY
Gary Snyder Project Space New York, NY
Mason Gross School of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ
"Post-Present" Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2011 Re:Approach, Chapel Gallery, St. Louis, MO
CAA Greater New York MFA Exhibition Curated By Wendy White, Hunter College New York, NY
2010 Shift/Morph, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Curated By Mack McFarland and Kelly Rauer, Portland OR
Jax Gise, Alex Felton, Derek Franklin, Carhole, Portland, OR
2009 "Seattle Portable Works Collection Exhibition" City of Seattle Municipal Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Celebrating PNCA", PDX Contemporary, Portland, OR
"Incompletely" Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR
"Introductions" Pulliam Gallery, Portland, OR
“Recent Oregon Grads” Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
New American Art Union Dovetail Duex Projects
2007 “Routinely So” Juried Sculpture Show, Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery, Portland, OR
“Collage Anthologies” Solo Exhibition Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR “Do No Harm Vs. Step Up” Group Exhibition, The New American Art Union Portland, OR


2012 MFA Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University
2009 BFA Pacific Northwest College of Art - Printmaking


2008 Pacific Northwest College of Art “Presidents Award”
Gordan and Vivian Gilkey Memorial Thesis Award
Ruth Cole Kainen Printmaking Scholarship
Nancy Tonkin Memorial Scholarship
Robert C. Lee Memorial Printmaking Scholarship
Mason Gross School of Art Teaching Assistant Fellowship


2010 "The Quadratic Logogram of Almost Everything", Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR February 2010
2009 "Minor Threats" Group Exhibition, Manuel Izquierdo Sculpture Gallery at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.
“Modern Salvage” Group Exhibition, Cascade Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR, January 2009.


2011 “Laughter Turns a Prayer Wheel.” YA5 Art Journal, Spring 2011.
2010 Korman, Sam. "Notes From a Young Curator." Publication Studios, 2010.
2007 Libby, Brian. “Divide Entices Interaction” A&E p36 The Oregonian, February 9, 2007.
Motley, John. "Do No Harm Vs. Step It Up." Portland Mercury, February 16, 2007.

Selected Public and Private Collections

  Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Collection Portland, OR
Museum of Modern Art Book Collection, Franklin Furnace Archive New York, NY
City of Seattle Portable Works Collection Seattle, WA
Comcast Corporation Collection Portland, OR
Phillip Iosca and Thomas M. Lauderdale Collection Portland, OR