Nicholas Frank is an artist, curator and writer residing in Milwaukee. He currently teaches in the Integrated Studio Arts program at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and was curator at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) from 2006-2011. He co-founded the Milwaukee International in 2006 and ran the Hermetic Gallery in Milwaukee from 1993-2001. His curatorial projects and artworks have been exhibited internationally including at the Tate Modern (London); Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne); Swiss Institute, Gavin Brown’s enterprise’s Passerby and Laurel Gitlen (New York); Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia); Angstrom Gallery (Los Angeles); Locust Projects (Miami); Peregrine Program, Western Exhibitions, Suitable, Hyde Park Art Center, Rowley Kennerk and Golden Age (Chicago); MOCAD (Detroit); Poor Farm, Lynden Sculpture Garden, Green Gallery, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Milwaukee Art Museum (Wisconsin); among others. He recently showed solo at NADA New York with Green Gallery (2013), at Peregrine Program and Western Exhibitions (both Chicago, 2013), and held dual solo exhibitions at Lump in Raleigh, NC and the Green Gallery in Milwaukee in 2012. Recent curation includes Forrest Myers: Domesticated Monumentalism at Lynden Sculpture Garden, Dan Torop at Green Gallery, and two touring exhibitions, Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks at Inova, Institute of Contemporary Arts (University of Pennsylvania-Philadelphia) and the Luckman Gallery (California State University-Los Angeles); and Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism at INOVA, Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). He has written on art and other subjects for Possible Press, NYFA.com,Sculpture, New Art Examiner, Purple, X-tra, Artpapers and other publications. Recent catalogue essays include Michelle Grabner: The INOVA Survey, Jennifer Bolande: Concentrated Space and Milwaukeeists: 1996-2006. Frank is represented by Western Exhibitions, Chicago.
Milky Way Dropcloth, 2013