Frank Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America, including 8 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has been one of the few North Americans to have solo museum exhibitions in Venezuela at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber (MACCSI), Museo Jacobo Borges, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Zulia (MACZUL), Museo Universidad de Los Andes and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Coro. Other solo museum exhibitions include the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s Museum of American Art, the Carnegie Museum in California, the La Salle Museum of Art in Philadelphia, and the National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York. Recent solo museum exhibitions include the Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA, the Anita Shapolsky Foundation in Jim Thorpe, PA and The Noyes Museum in Atlantic County, NJ. “The Sea” installation was featured at the Miami International and Naples Art Fairs in 2011. Since 2008 he has participated yearly in the “Giants in the City” public art project during Miami’s Art Basel. In 2012 he was an invited guest artist in the Caribbean Contemporary Biennial “Giants in the City in Aruba.”
His work has been collected in Venezuela by MACCSI, Museum Jacobo Borges and MACZUL; in Philadelphia by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, La Salle Museum and Pennsylvania Convention Center; nationally by the Carnegie Museum, DiRosa Collection, Grand Rapids Museum of Art and the Library of Congress, as well as by numerous corporate and private collectors. Nationally, his works have been recently exhibited in Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Portland, OR. Internationally, he has shown in Caracas, London, Medellin, Mexico City, Singapore, Toronto and elsewhere.
Major awards include a Senior Fulbright Research Grant to Venezuela, U.S. Embassy Cultural Grants, MidAtlantic NEA, two Pennsylvania State Council of the Arts Grants and an International Art Programming Network Partners Grant (Bolivia, Peru, Turkey). Public commissions include the Mt. Airy Redevelopment Authority in Philadelphia; the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program “Hanging Garden of I-95”, “Honey’s Garden” and “Bell’s Pond” wall murals; Terminal Freezer, Oxnard, CA, ceramic wall mural; “Return to Nature” mural at the CEVAM Language School in Merida, Venezuela; and the Museo Jacobo Borges “Bridge of Life” ceramic walkway in Caracas, Venezuela.