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Franck de las Mercedes

Nicaragua

11 Works exhibited

Current location

New York, USA

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Franck de las Mercedes is an internationally acclaimed contemporary artist from New York City. Born in Nicaragua, Franck's multifaceted body of work is noted for his intense use of color, jagged linework and hieroglyph-like text layered in abstract patterns. Referencing memory, current events, family dynamics and sociopolitical topics, Franck's body of work is a journey into an emotionally charged, multicultural landscape.

 

In 2006, de las Mercedes achieved international recognition with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes" or “Peace Boxes.” Created by the artist in an effort to promote peace through participatory art, the project earn him a joint legislative resolution from The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly, honoring the artist for his meritorious record of service, leadership, and commitment in the arts and his community.

 

In 2019, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs selected FdlM as a finalist for a permanent public art commission at Carnegie Library 125th St in Manhattan. Named one of "15 Artists About to Dominate 2015" by Complex magazine,  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). In 2017, Franck's painting "April Flowers" was selected by The Artists Unite Poster Project, in cooperation with the MTA, to become a poster to display in the New York City Subway.

 

FdlM’s work has been included in several international exhibitions, including, Queens Museum, BronxArtSpace, The Joan Mitchel Foundation, The Artists Unite MTA Poster Project, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, The NY Museum of Modern Art’s “Abstract Currents”, BKLYN Designs, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos Greece, The National College of Ireland, Queens College Art Center Gallery, The 2019 Latin American Triennial of New York,  Sing for Hope Pianos, The 5th Bronx Latin American Art Biennial, The French Institute Alliance Française. and La Fundación Francisco de Quevedo, Ciudad Real, Spain.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2019    
One River Larchmont Gallery, Larchmont, NY | Color Speaks Truth
Studio 13 Gallery at BxArts Factory, Bronx, NY | Bronx Studies
2018    
The Directed Art Modern, Miami, FL | Women from Blot
2009    
Union City Gallery at City Hall, Union City, NJ | Imagen
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2021    
Nelson Tamayo Gallery, New York, NY | eMeLe-K 2021: Social Reckoning
2020    
DCH Fine Arts, La Paz, Bolivia | Estamos Aquí Sin Dejar de Estar Allá
2019    
Queens College Art Center Gallery, Queens, NY | NY Latin American Art Triennial
The DAM Art Gallery, Miami, FL | Μονόχρωμος
2018  
Maggi Peyton Art Gallery, New York, NY | Common Views
Museo Cristina García Rodero, Ciudad Real, Spain | El Humor en Quevedo
2017
El Barrio’s Art-space PS109, New York, NY | City Limits: Inside, Above, Within
Sing for Hope Pianos, New York, NY | Inwood Park (Public Installation)
Artists United MTA Poster Project. New York, NY | NYC Subway Station Installation  
The Directed Art Modern, Miami, FL | 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
Sing for Hope Pianos, New York, NY | Astor Place (Public Installation)
Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY | BKLYN Designs
2014
Rockefeller Center, New York, NY  | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt (Public Installation)
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
Science Museum of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City | Respect For Diversity
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    
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: International Art Exhibit                
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 | Mano a Mano
Greeley Square Gallery, NYC | Mixed Media
Built Gallery, NYC | Lies
2003    
Albus Cavus Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ | Collage Brut  
After School Project Space, NYC  | Junebugs
2002    
Bottom Feeders Gallery, NYC | High Tide

COLLECTIONS:

La Fundación Francisco de Quevedo, Ciudad Real, Spain

Works by Franck de las Mercedes

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2020

60.96 x 91.44 cm

2461,80 €

2021

50.8 x 60.96 cm

1188,46 €

2019

71.12 x 96.52 cm

3395,59 €

2021

60.96 x 91.44 cm

2461,80 €

2020

60.96 x 76.2 cm

2037,35 €

2020

101.6 x 152.4 cm

7130,73 €

2019

71.12 x 96.52 cm

3395,59 €

2020

96.52 x 121.92 cm

5432,94 €

2019

76.2 x 101.6 cm

3565,37 €

2021

50.8 x 60.96 cm

1188,46 €

2020

60.96 x 91.44 cm

2461,80 €

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