Artist Franck de las Mercedes

Franck de las Mercedes

Artist from United States

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About the artist Franck de las Mercedes

Franck de las Mercedes is an artist living and working in Washington Heights, New York City. Franck's experience as a child in war-torn Nicaragua, the visual clash of New York’s graffiti and an interest in the abstract expressionism movement played a major role in de las Mercedes becoming a visual artist. With a self-obtained education at the Mid-Manhattan Public Library, Franck’s work integrates aspects of photography, drawing, journal entries and text art, in frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color. In 2006, de las Mercedes achieved international acclaim with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes" or Peace Boxes; an ongoing public project conceived as a way to promote peace and bring contemporary art to a broader audience. FdlM is the recipient of an “Outstanding Latino” award, the “Hearing Our Voices” award and is profiled in the book titled “Learning from Latino Role Models: Inspire Students through Biographies, Instructional Activities, and Creative Assignments” by David Campos (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). Named one of Complex magazine’s “15 Artists About to Dominate 2015”, Franck has participated in numerous national and international exhibits including The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, Sing for Hope Pianos 2017, BKLYN Designs, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos Greece, The National of Ireland, Ireland and The French Institute Alliance Française. In 2012, his portrait of Francisco de Quevedo was acquired by Fundación Francisco de Quevedo for their permanent collection in Ciudad Real, Spain. Franck has been featured on numerous national and international television shows and prestigious publications. His art is part of private and public collections around the world.

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2018 New York, NY | Maggi Peyton Art Gallery Borough President of Manhattan's Office | Common Views Ciudad Real, Spain | Museo Cristina García Rodero | El Humor en Quevedo 2017 New York, NY | El Barrio’s Art-space PS109 | City Limits: Inside, Above, Within New York, NY | Sing for Hope Pianos New York, NY | Artists United MTA Poster Project The Directed Art Modern, Miami, FL, United States | The Art of Manliness 2016 Superfine! Art Fair, Miami, FL | DAM / Miami Art Week BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY | Fifth Bronx Latin American Art Biennial 2016 The Queens Museum, Queens, NY | Costumbres y Tradiciones Hispanas Local Project Art Space, Long Island City, NY | The Food Show 2015 New York, NY | Sing for Hope Pianos Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY | BKLYN Designs 2014 New York, NY | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt 2013 The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA PopRally, NYC | Abstract Currents L'Aart de Rien Gallerie, Aubusson, France | Le Renouveau The Centre For Performing & Visual Arts, Newnan, Georgia | Summer Focus 2012 Speakeasy Art Gallery, Boonton, NJ | Munny Makers Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery / College of St Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ | Holy Lives Torre de Juan Abad - Ciudad Real, Spain | El humor en Quevedo Folklore Museum of Tripotamos, Tinos, Greece | Journeys Times Square Alliance and Chashama, Times Square, NYC | Art Takes Times Square Naples Museum of Art, Naples FL | Incognito 2011 The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, NYC | Pongtopia Francesca Arcilesi Gallery, NYC | Take Me Home 2010 *daas Gallery, Fort Myers, FL | Abstract Pop *Zen Dog Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY | FDLM UBS CAN, Stamford, CT | Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition Newark Arts Council, Newark, NJ | Expo 33 Consulate General of France, NYC | Build a Life Build a School 2009 *Union City Gallery at City Hall, Union City, NJ | Imagen White Box Gallery, NYC | Co-Incidental Red Dot Miami, Miami, FL | Francesca Arcilesi Gallery Gallery Twenty-One, Newark, NJ | Marti: Portrait of a Patriot 2008 National College of Ireland FSC Dublin, Ireland | My Space, a project by Cecilia Moore Caribbean Literary & Culture Center Gallery, Brooklyn, NY | Ready or Not: Shirley Chisholm Arts for ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida | Honoring the Late Robert Rauschenberg On The Bright Side Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ | Group Show Local Project Art Space, Queens, NY | Art on Vynil 2007 Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, NJ | The Annunciation in Contemporary Art Arts for ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida | Arts for ACT 2007 FIAF Gallery, NYC | Betty K’s Mix Studio: An International Art Exhibition RFD Gallery, Swainsboro, GA | The Art of Communication 2006 Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, NYC | Postcards From the Edge Mercado Gallery, Barcelona, Spain | Duck Fever Show Red Saw Gallery, Newark, NJ | Touch and Feel: Messin’ with the HIGH and low Three Columns Gallery/Harvard U, Cambridge, Massachusetts | Human Pixel Project 2005 Time and Space Limited Gallery, Hudson, NY | Artists Responding to Katrina Downeast Arts Center, NYC | Artists of Color Exhibition Park Performing Arts Center’s Salon Gallery, Union City, NJ | NOHU VISIONS 2005 Weehawken Public Library, Weehawken, NJ | Art & A Capella 2004 Built Gallery, NYC | Sandinista Built Gallery, NYC | Lies Pato Gallery, Miami, Fl | Animales Built Gallery, NYC | Mano a Mano Greeley Square Gallery, NYC | Mixed Media 2003 Albus Cavus Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ | Collage Brut After School Project Space, NYC | Junebugs 2002 Bottom Feeders Gallery, NYC | High Tide



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