Derek Fordjour

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Derek Fordjour (born 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American interdisciplinary artist who works in video/film, sculpture and painting. Fordjour received an MFA from Hunter College,[1] an Ed. M in Arts Education from Harvard University.,[2] and a B.A. degree from Morehouse College.

Fordjour is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He was commissioned by Alpha Phi Alpha to create a portrait entitled An Experiment in Brotherhood to commemorate the founding of the fraternity.[3]

Fordjour is currently based in New York City. His work is in several public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2016 'Agency and Regulation', LUCE Gallery, Turin, Italy[4]
  • 2016 'Eight Paintings', Papillion Art, Los Angeles, CA[5]
  • 2015 'UPPER ROOM', Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY[6]

Press[edit]

  • Los Angeles Times, “Derek Fordjour: Eight Paintings..” by Carolina Miranda, February 4, 2016[7]
  • The Observer, "Nine Overachieving New Yorkers You Must Date", Feb 3, 2016[8]
  • New York Times, “From Derek Fordjour...” by Holland Cotter, November 19, 2015[9]
  • Los Angeles Times, “And There is an End..” by David Pagel, March 21, 2015[10]
  • The Brooklyn Rail, Review of ‘The Big Game’.. by Johnathan Goodman, October 7, 2014[11]
  • Huffington Post, “The Sports World Could Learn...” by Souleo, 2014[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunter College MFA Spring 2016 Thesis Exhibitions — Hunter College". www.hunter.cuny.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Black Sorority Project". thinktalk.com. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "The Jewels of Alpha Phi Alpha". Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gamma Phi chapter. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Design, DSI. "Luce Gallery". lucegallery.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Eight Paintings - PAPILLION". www.papillionart.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  6. ^ "UPPER ROOM - Derek Fordjour - Exhibitions - Robert Blumenthal Gallery". www.robertblumenthal.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  7. ^ Miranda, Carolina A. "Datebook: Ceramic installations, Korean and American minimalism, punk-inspired pieces". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  8. ^ "Nine Overachieving New Yorkers You Must Date". Observer. 2016-02-03. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  9. ^ Cotter, Holland (2015-11-19). "From Derek Fordjour, a Sense of Abandoned Ritual". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  10. ^ Pagel, David. "'And There Is an End' -- but no end to its goofy appeal". latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  11. ^ "DEREK FORDJOUR The Big Game". www.brooklynrail.org. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  12. ^ Journalist, Peter 'Souleo' Wright; curator (2014-09-24). "On the "A" w/Souleo: The Sports World Could Learn From Derek Fordjour's Artworks". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 

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