A catalog of visual art and poetry by Chicago-based artist Krista Franklin.
Published on the occasion of a 2022 exhibition at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago, Solo(s): Krista Franklin brings together the visual, performance, and poetic practice of Chicago-based artist Krista Franklin in one volume. Part poetry collection and part artist book, Solo(s) features documentation of Franklin’s ongoing collage work, handmade paper, book and record covers, and installations as well as her poetry and other writing.
Featuring a new essay by curator Ionit Behar, Solo(s) explores Franklin’s practice as it intersects with collaborators across the disciplines of music, literature, and visual art.
About the Author
Krista Franklin, a writer and visual artist, is the author of Too Much Midnight, the artist book Under the Knife, and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body. Her visual art has exhibited at the Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and on the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She has been published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and in anthologies and artist books.
Ionit Behar is the assistant curator at DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), Chicago, and the co-founder and co-director of Behar X Schachman, a Chicago-based curatorial and exhibition design agency. Most recently she curated the site-specific installation Claudia Peña Salinas: Quetzalli at DPAM; Fuera de tiempo at SUBTE (Montevideo, UY); and Ellen Rothenberg: ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant at Spertus Institute. Behar was born in Israel, raised in Uruguay, and lives in Chicago.