Named one of 15 Artists About to Dominate 2015 by Complex Magazine, Franck De Las Mercedes is an artist working and living in New York City, who has emerged as one of the country's most prolific artists in recent years. Incorporating elements of photography, drawings, journal pages and text art, Franck creates frenetic paintings with energetic abstractions bursting with color. De Las Mercedes draws inspiration from his New York backdrop and the effect that time and the elements have on urban surfaces.
Franck has participated in numerous national and international exhibits around the world including The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York at Rockefeller Center, The Museum of Modern Art - NY, Naples Museum of Art, Folklore Museum of Tripotamos - Tinos, Greece, National College of Ireland - FSC Dublin, Ireland and The French Institute Alliance Française. In 2012, his portrait of Francisco de Quevedo was acquired by Fundación Francisco de Quevedo for their permanent collection in Ciudad Real, Spain.
In 2006, De Las Mercedes achieved international acclaim with his conceptual art project “The Priority Boxes.' An ongoing public project conceived as a way to bring contemporary art to a broader audience
FDLM and his work have been featured on numerous national and international television shows and prestigious publications, including CNN, Good Day New York, LatiNation, Univision's 'Aqui y Ahora”,Selecciones (Reader's Digest), Art Business News, Hispanic Magazine, Museum VIEWS, American Style, The Daily Beast, Town & Country and was
Blick Art Materials’ Spring Catalogue 2013 Featured Artist.