at home: Artists in Conversation | Billy Gerard Frank

February 25, 2022

Billy Gerard Frank, artist, filmmaker, and production designer, in conversation with Thomas Allen Harris, Senior Lecturer, Yale Film and Media Studies & African American Studies

at home: Artists in Conversation

Join us for lively and inspiring conversations with some of today’s most notable artists. at home: Artists in Conversation brings together curators and artists to discuss various artistic practices and insights into their work.

About Billy Gerard Frank

Born in Grenada, West Indies, Frank is a multidisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of visual art, filmmaking, design, education, and activism. As a teenager he moved to London, where he began painting and exploring experimental video art and installation before moving to New York, where he studied filmmaking and media arts at The New School. Frank is the founder of the Nova Frontier Film Festival LAB in Brooklyn, NY, which develops and showcases films and art from and about the global African diaspora, the Middle East, and Latin America. He is also a lecturer in directing and design in the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. 

Frank’s work addresses issues of migration, race, and global politics as they relate to gender, minority status, and post-colonial subjects. His mixed-media artworks and films have been shown in group and solo exhibitions in galleries and museums such as the Brooklyn Museum and the National Academy of Design, and in international film festivals such as the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. He represented Grenada at the fifty-eighth La Biennale di Venezia 2019 and has the honor of being one of the artists in the collective representing Grenada in the 2022 La Biennale. Frank lives and works in Brooklyn.

This program is presented through the generosity of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture.