Always makes me :) when my art is used as inspiration for the youngins.

Yanked from the interwebz… I love that Ella used my art as inspiration for her class.

“I love any project based on the idea of maps. This term Year 9 had to work collaboratively to build a key of symbols for a fictional world. I plastered the classroom with reams of wallpaper and every 10 minutes we all moved around the room developing the last person’s drawing! It’s fascinating to see what they felt was important to include. Very much inspired by the wonderful world of Derek Lerner.” –Ella Davison: Art and Art History Teacher, Artist and Current Student on the MA Art History Programme at York University.

All above art was created by Ella’s students.


Recently, Mondadori (AKA “the biggest publishing company in Italy”) asked to use one of my drawings as the book cover for Mitchell’s novel Cloud Atlas, Italian language limited edition print run of 500.

“What wouldn’t I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.” – David Mitchell

Two Derek Lerner drawings in a Houston, Texas corporate office placed by MKG Art Management in 2020.

Instagram repost via MKG Art Management.

Happy New Year! We’re so excited to be back in 2021! ⁠ To ring in the new year, we’ll be featuring a few of our favorite 2020 installs all week! To start off, we were able to install these beautiful works on paper for a corporate client’s new space right before the holidays. COVID may have put a delay on the renovation but it was worth the wait!⁠

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) awards Derek Lerner with fellowship for drawing.

Derek Lerner was awarded a NYFA 2020 fellowship for drawing.
Very honored New York Foundation for the Arts asked to use a detail of one of my drawings for their 2020 holiday card.

DATAISM art exhibition at ArtsWestchester

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be exhibiting a large drawing alongside a great group of artists at ArtsWestchester in an exhibition titled DATAISM.

Opening Reception Sun, Nov. 3, 2019 3pm – 5pm

ArtsWestchester 31 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains, NY

Contemporary artists put data to work, exploring life in the age of the algorithm. DATAISM brings together artists from the tristate region who use both existing data sets and data collected by the artist. They explore various spheres of contemporary life and experience, from interpersonal relationships to climate change, consumerism, social media, financial markets, privacy and surveillance.

EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Jennifer Dalton, Scott Fitzgerald, RichardGarrison, Mariam Ghani & Chitra Ganesh, Laurie Frick, Deborah Krikun, Derek Lerner, Shawn Lawson, Giorgia Lupi & Kaki King, Victoria Manganiello, Sebastián Morales Prado, Mimi Onuoha, and Brooke Singer.

Organized by Amy Kurlander, ArtsWestchester Gallery Curator and Lise Prown, Guest Curator.

Presented by ArtsWestchester in collaboration with the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

On View: Nov. 5, 2019 – Jan. 25, 2020

Drawing by Derek Lerner,”Fracture 13″ is the book cover art of the Oxford University Press 368 page hardcover publication titled “Disorderly Borders: How International Law Shapes Irregular Migration” written by Chantal Thomas

From the publisher… Immigration crises faced by the United States today show the interplay between areas of global law and policy that might at first glance seem quite disparate–economic law, human rights and refugee law, and criminal law relating to the trafficking and smuggling of migrants. This book is largely dedicated to unpacking those dynamics and ultimately argues that reform efforts must be expanded. Using as a central case study how international law relates to the irregular labor migration of undocumented migrant farm workers in upstate New York , this book examines the conditions for entry of these workers, for their residence and work while in the US, and finally what happens if they are apprehended and subject to expulsion. The author aims to show that the presence of these migrants can be significantly attributed to dynamics flowing from international economic law, and that the interaction of international economic law with international human rights, refugee, labor and criminal law in defining their legal rights and remedies is often incoherent. As such, this wave of irregular migration might be seen as the product of a “perfect storm” in international law: a vexed and unstable relationship between disparate regimes that propels dynamic population movements without just and orderly means of protection. Chantal Thomas is Professor of Law at Cornell LawSchool , where she also directs the Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa.

Derek Lerner included in “Datum Drawing” art exhibition at University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Architecture

I had a wonderful time hanging out with Tiffany, Aaron, Perry & Sandy. Enjoyed giving a gallery talk about my work at University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Architecture.

“Datum Drawing” An exhibition of work by:

Aaron Collier Assistant Professor of Art Tulane University
Perry Kulper, Professor of Architecture University of Michigan
Tiffany Lin, Associate Professor of Architecture Tulane University
Derek Lerner, NYC based artist

Curated by Sandy Litchfield, Assistant Professor Dept. of Architecture UMass Amherst

At the John W Olver Design Building Gallery UMass Amherst 551 N Pleasant St. Amherst, MA

Flip through of CACHE² artist book by Derek Lerner

Flip through of CACHE² artist book by Derek Lerner

CACHE² artist book by Derek Lerner 2018 hardcover book 252 pages limited edition of 10 signed & numbered along w/ 6 signed & numbered artist’s proofs 10.5″ x 8.25″ x 1″ CACHE -> Grab a copy in my SHOP.

CACHE is an ongoing anthology series of limited edition artist books by Derek Lerner. Each edition of 10 signed and numbered books include references, inspirations, notes, art studio behind the scenes, imagery of previous and in progress work, as well as other relevant miscellany to the artists process and thinking. Although each edition is unique, they sporadically contain overlapping/reoccurring content, drawing common threads and/or lines throughout the series as it evolves. These sketchbooks/journals are in nonlinear narrative form as a nod to hypertext, data-bodies, and memory.