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Frank Moore was a US artist and activist who turned to painting in the 1980s. After his HIV diagnosis in 1985, Moore's work increasingly addressed issues such as AIDS, environmental degradation, bioethics, homosexuality, and the healthcare system.

  • Born: June 22, 1953
  • Place of birth: New York City, USA
  • Died on: April 21, 2002
  • Nationality: American
  • Era: Contemporary art

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Born in New York City in 1953, Moore studied painting at Yale University, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1975 and his Master of Fine Arts in 1977.

Frank Moore's work is often intricate and allegorical, characterized by complex, multi-layered narratives. He addressed societal issues such as environmentalism, the AIDS crisis, and medical ethics. As an HIV-positive artist, Moore was also a dedicated activist in the AIDS movement and co-founder of Visual AIDS, an organization that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness through visual art initiatives. His works frequently blend personal and political elements, merging his own experiences with broader social contexts to create compelling and thought-provoking imagery.

Moore's artworks have been showcased in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He received multiple awards and grants. In 2002, the artist passed away due to complications from his illness.



  • 14.09.2019 – 05.01.2020 Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 - Frost Art Museum, Miami.
  • 30.11.2019 – 06.02.2020 From the Collection – noWHhere – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent.
  • 24.01.2019 – 19.05.2019 Dirty Protest: Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection – Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
  • 15.01.15 - 21.02.18 SIGNS/WORDS - Sperone Westwater, New York City.
  • 13.02.13 - 26.05.13 NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star - New Museum, New York City.