Krista Franklin is a writer, performer, and visual artist, the author of Solo(s) (University of Chicago Press, 2022), Too Much Midnight (Haymarket Books, 2020), the artist book Under the Knife (Candor Arts, 2018), and the chapbook Study of Love & Black Body (Willow Books, 2012). She is a recipient of the Helen and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts Achievement Award and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. Her visual art has been exhibited at DePaul Art Museum, Poetry Foundation, Konsthall C, Rootwork Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Studio Museum in Harlem, Chicago Cultural Center, National Museum of Mexican Art, and the set of 20th Century Fox’s Empire. She is published in Poetry, Black Camera, The Offing, Vinyl, and a number of anthologies and artist books.
- "Paper Crowns" Photo credit: Stephen Flemister Collage in handmade paper, 2019
- "Out of Love But Maybe There's Still Some Romance" Photo credit: LATITUDE Chicago Collage and pen in handmade paper, 2019
- Under the Knife, Cover image Photo credit: Matt Austin, Candor Arts Collective Artist Book, Candor Arts, 2018
- Performance still from Folayemi Wilson's "Dark Matter: Celestial Objects as Messengers of Love in These Troubled Times," Hyde Park Art Center, 2019 Photograph credit: Tran Tran Performance still of Krista Franklin & multi-hyphenate artist Ben LaMar Gay performing in Folayemi Wilson's exhibition "Dark Matter: Celestial Objects as Messengers of Love in These Troubled Times" at Hyde Park Art Center, July 2019