About the exhibition
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 his New York backdrop and an interest abstract expressionism. 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.