PETER FRANK is Associate editor for Fabrik Magazine and former Senior Curator at the Riverside (CA) Art Museum, He has served as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly and as critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he wrote art criticism for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. He contributes articles to numerous publications and has written many catalogues for one‑person and group exhibitions. Frank has also organized numerous theme and survey shows, including “Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1950-1980,” for the Riverside Art Museum; "Artists' Books U.S.A.", "Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions" and "Line and Image: The Northern Sensibility in Recent European Drawing", all for Independent Curators Inc.; “Fluxus Film and Video” for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; "Young Fluxus" for Artists' Space in New York; "To the Astonishing Horizon" for Los Angeles Visual Arts; "Southern Abstraction" for the Raleigh (NC) City Gallery of Contemporary Art; "The Theater of the Object, 1958‑1972" for New York's Alternative Museum; "Visual Poetry" for the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles; "Multiple World" for the Atlanta College of Art; and, most notably, "19 Artists – Emergent Americans," the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum.
Frank has taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University's School of the Arts, the Tyler School of Art, the University of California Irvine, Claremont Graduate School, California State University Fullerton, the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of California Los Angeles, Laguna College of Art and Design, Mt. San Antonio College, and other institutions. McPherson & Co.‑Documentext published his Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987. Frank has also published many artists’ monographs, including Roller: The Paintings of Donald Roller Wilson in 1988 and Robert De Niro, Sr. in 2004.