Having built a diverse body of work for over more than 40 years, Frank Hyder's artistic practice is deeply rooted in the study of natural history and otherworldly experiences. His pieces exude light, vitality, and an Eden threatened by modernity. Inspired by extensive travels through South America, Hyder's koi fish series have captivated audiences across continents and have brought him international renown.
Frank Hyder has participated in more than 150 group shows and has had over 80 solo exhibitions throughout North, South and Central America, including 9 individual exhibitions in New York City. He has been one of the few North American artists 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. 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).