Artist Gallery » Frank Hyder
Frank Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America, including 8 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has been one of the few North Americans to have solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber (MACCSI), Museo Jacobo Borges, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Zulia (MACZUL), Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Artâ€™s Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum in California, the La Salle Museum of Art in Philadelphia, and the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York. Most recently his solo installation â€œNew Worldâ€, which debuted at the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in East Harlem, NYC, will be seen as well at the Degenstein Gallery at the Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, the Anita Shapolsky Foundation in Jim Thorpe, PA and The Noyes Museum in Atlantic County, NJ. He was also one of ten artists whose heroic inflatables formed the â€œGiants in the Cityâ€ exhibition in Miami during the Art Basel Miami Art Fair.
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His work has been collected by MACCSI, Museum Jacobo Borges, MACZUL, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ontario Museum of Art, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, La Salle Museum, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Library of Congress and by numerous corporate and private collectors. In the past year he has had solo shows in Toronto, Canada; Miami, FL; Portland, OR; Atlanta, GA and Philadelphia, PA.
Major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, MidAtlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant (Bolivia, Peru, Turkey). Public commissions include the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program â€œHanging garden of I-95â€ wall mural; Terminal Freezer, Oxnard, CA, ceramic wall mural; and the Museo Jacobo Borges â€œBridge of Lifeâ€ ceramic walkway in Caracas, Venezuela.