Frank Hyder

Visual artist Frank Hyder was born in Audubon, New Jersey. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He 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, in Venezuela at the Museum of Modern Art in Caracas, Museo Jacobo Borges, Museum of Modern Art Zulia, Museo Universidad de Los Andes and the Museum of Modern Art Coro; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Museum in California, La Salle Museum of Art, National Museum of Catholic Art and History, and The Noyes Museum in New Jersey.

Hyder 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 at the Philadelphia International 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 Janis Project was 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, Pennsylvania. He was selected to create a piece in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 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.

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. He lives and works in Miami, Florida.

Artist Info


October 29 1951

Audubon, NJ





American (Caucasian)