Derek Fordjour (b. 1974, Memphis, Tennessee) presented his first solo museum exhibition, “SHELTER,” at CAM St. Louis, in January 2020. In addition to Night Gallery, he has presented recent solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; the Sugarhill Museum, Harlem; and Josh Lilley Gallery, London, among other venues. He has received commissions for public projects from the Whitney Museum Billboard Project and from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City for a permanent installation at the 145th Street Subway Station in Manhattan. He was the 2016 Sugarhill Museum Artist-in-Residence, a resident of the 2017 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in New York City, and was awarded the 2018 Deutsche Bank NYFA Fellowship. He frequently serves as a lecturer at institutions and as a Core Critic at Yale University School of Art. His work is held in collections throughout the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum, LACMA, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Perez Art Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Fordjour was selected as an Artsy Vanguard artist for 2019.