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
 
2018   [upcoming] Zona Maco, Mexico City, MX
          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] Sidelined, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY
2017 [upcoming] Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Lugano, 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
        
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
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
 
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 metaphore 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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