Born: 1971 New York
BFA Illustration, Rhode Island School of Design 1993
Derek Gores recycles magazines, maps, handwritten notes, data and other printed paper materials in his lush collage artwork. His fine art is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, Paris, Australia and more. Gores was called 'One of the 40 important artists of the New Contemporary Movement' by curators of an exhibit in London in 2010. Gores' work was selected for the Manifest Hope exhibit during President Obama's Inauguration in 2009. Gores collectors and commercial clients include Prada, Dwell, Lincoln Automotive, the National Football League, Tag Heuer, the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Loews South Beach, Heineken, and others. Gores was the Official Kentucky Derby Artist in 2013.