At the Art Students League Franco hoped to improve his abilities in painting from life by attending the five-night figure drawing course with Dan Thompson. Franco’s art was exhibited in the League’s fall Concours in the Phyllis Harriman-Mason Galleryin-and in the Seeds of the League exhibition at EMOA Gallery in Chelsea.
After graduating from the High School of Art and Design in 2014, Franco attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where he received his B.F.A in Illustration in 2018. Since then he has exhibited artwork across the country from NYC’s Chelsea, to Miami’s Art Basel, to California.
Through Franco’s highly detailed portraiture he attempts to capture the soul of his figures and subjects. Franco currently works as a tattoo artist for Eastside Ink.
High School of Art & Design Alum
Jack Kamen Scholarship 2013