Derek Fordjour

Derek Fordjour’s artwork has been exhibited in venues including Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Nasher Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and appears in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, the Studio Museum of Harlem, the Whitney Museum, LACMA, and elsewhere. In 2018 he was commissioned to create a permanent installation for the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City at 145th Street Subway Station. A graduate of Morehouse College, Fordjour also earned a master’s degree in art education from Harvard University and an MFA in painting from Hunter College. He is the Alex Katz Chair at Cooper Union and serves as a Core Critic at Yale University School of Art.

Derek Fordjour


A Celebration of Life (with an interview by C. J. Bartunek)

INTRODUCTION For Derek Fordjour, creating art is not only an act of individual expression, but also a catalyst for building community and transforming lives. A painter, sculptor, and installation artist whose work has been embraced by some of the most revered institutions of the U.S. contemporary art world, Fordjour is also notable in his commitment […]

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