BFA Maryland Inst college of Art
MFA University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts
Skowheagan School of Painting and Sculpture
Frank Hyder has participated in more than 200 group shows and over 100 solo exhibitions throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe, including 10 individual exhibitions in New York City. Solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museum of Modern Art Caracas, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museum of Modern Art Zulia, Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museum of Modern Art Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Museum CA, La Salle Museum of Art, National Museum of Catholic Art and History and The Noyes Museum. He is one of ten artists whose heroic inflatables formed the “Giants in the City” exhibition in Miami during Art Basel Miami. He also had a six-month exhibition in the Philadelphia Airport. He was among 80 artists selected as part of an exhibit of graduates of the Maryland Institute College of Art showcasing 160 years. His “The Janis Project” exhibited at the Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, the Art Students League of New York City and James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA. He was selected to create a piece in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, was selected to create a ceramic installation in Oxnard, California and was a finalist for the Oregon Department of Transportation building and the Penn Treaty Park I-95 Access Project. He has created numerous murals with the prestigious Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia. He also created an interactive urban project with the Chicago Loop Authority.
Education: BFA – Maryland Institute College of Art, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and MFA – University of Pennsylvania.
Collections: Library of Congress, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, La Salle Museum, James Michener Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Caracas, Museum Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Museum of Contemporary Art Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Major Awards: National Endowment grant in experimental prints, Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, MidAtlantic NEA in sculpture, two Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Grants in painting and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant (Bolivia, Peru, Turkey). First Place National Painting show at Brenau University, Georgia. Best in show Pennsylvania State Museum. Public commissions: City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program “Hanging Garden of I-95” wall mural; Terminal Freezer, Oxnard, CA, ceramic wall mural; and the Museo Jacobo Borges “Bridge of Life” ceramic walkway in Caracas, Venezuela.
He was chairman of Fine Arts and faculty member at the Moore College of Art and Design and faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. His works have been featured in Color in Contemporary Painting, The Art of Watercolor, The Song of the City, and Artist Homes and Studios. His works have been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, ArtNews and Art in America.