Born 1974, Jacksonville, FL; Derek Lerner is a New York City-based artist with a BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art. His work explores systems: the creation, control, and use of them. architectonic. power, media, information, misinformation, semantics, sociology, culture: counter-culture/over the counter culture, chaos, order, law, code, organized crime, databases, marketing, consumerism, transportation, etc.
Lerner has shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL, the Centre d’Exposition de Val-d’Or in Quebec, Canada, 31GRAND gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and Tomoya Saito Gallery in Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan. He is also the co-author of "GH avisualagency", currently available at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Tate Modern in London….CurriculumVitae: EDUCATION: 1995: B.F.A, Atlanta College of Art.SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2003: ONEHUNDREDEIGHT Freestyle Drawings On Cardboard, Tomoya Saito Gallery, Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan. 2001: DL27 SHOWROOM, New York, NY. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2006: "Draw", Fuse Gallery, New York, NY: Invitational Alumni Exhibition, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL. 2005: FUFI FUFI, TypeStereo & Freegums mobile gallery, Art Basel, Miami, FL. Job 36:1, GH avisualagency collaboration 222gallery, Philadelphia, PA. My Moleskine, Tsutaya Tokyo Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. TRAFIC, Centre d’exposition de Val-d’Or, Val-d’Or (Québec). 2003: BLING, Derek Lerner and Tom Sanford, 31GRAND, Brooklyn, NY. 2002: the big group show, M3Projects Gallery, Graphic Havoc collaboration, New York, NY. SK8 ON THE WALL, Graphic Havoc collaboration, Gallery Rocket, Tokyo, Japan. XHAND, 222gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Coded Language, City Gallery Chastain, Atlanta, GA. VERSION>02, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. 2001 Looser Graffiti, FAXWARS collaboration, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA. ARKITIP EXHIBITION002, Graphic Havoc collaboration, alife, New York, NY. Krylon and Beyond 2, YoungBlood Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 1999: transparent horizons, MACHINE collaboration, NEXUS Atlanta Contemporary Art Center , Atlanta, GA. 1995: Senior Exhibition, The Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA Drawing, gallery 100, Atlanta, GA. 1994: Printmaking, Gallery 100, Atlanta, GA.