Alt Text Frank M. Koran



2016 – Bachelor’s of Fine Arts – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA



2021 Silver Award  Camelback Gallery’s My Best Work of 2020 Exhibition

2020 –  Winner, Best Watercolor & Gouache – December 2020 PleinAir Salon from PleinAir Magazine

2020 – Merit Prize in Painting  – Art Show International’s Landscape Competition

2020 – Honorable Mention  – Art Show International’s Landscape Competition

2020 – Ralph Acosta Watercolor AwardNational Art League 90th Annual Juried Competition 

2020 – Finalist – Splash 22 

2019Third PlaceBlanche Ames National Juried Exhibition

2016 – Illustration Departmental Honors – Massachusetts College of Art and Design

2016 – Faculty Choice Award – Massachusetts College of Art and Design



2020 – National Art League 90th Annual Competition – Douglaston, NY

2020 – Greenwich Art Society 103rd Annual Competition – Greenwich, CT

2019 – Philadelphia Watercolor Society’s 19th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper – Wallingford, PA

2019 – Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition – Easton, MA

2019 –  Ripple Effect – Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

2018 – Massart Auction – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2018 – Art & Soul Exhibition – Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2017 – Zullo Gallery’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibition – Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

2017 – Future Visions – Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

2016 – Senior Thesis Show – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

2015 – Learning To Love Myself – Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2015Handel & Haydn ProjectSymphony Hall facilities, Boston, MA

2014 Emerge Boston – Menino Arts Center, Hyde Park, MA


2017 – Professional Artist Magazine June/July issue



New England Watercolor Society

American Watercolor Society

National Watercolor Society 




Frank Koran currently lives and works in New York City. Frank draws on the inherent fleeting nature of watercolors, evoking memories of places often overlooked to reveal vibrant, shared spaces hiding in plain sight. He uses fresh brushstrokes and dynamic lighting to explore transitory nostalgia in everyday urban life. His work aims to bring the peripheral into focus. Frank has shown in many galleries and has won awards such as Plein Air Magazine’s “Best Watercolor” in December 2020 and the Ralph Acosta watercolor award.


Our developing infrastructure has made humans interconnected while at the same time equally isolated from what it means to be human. Some might call our elaborate networks and constructs in life a facade of connectedness, while others might celebrate them as a new milestone for the expansion of human consciousness. We indulge in one-way mirrors and closed doors, the other side just out of reach. My watercolors explore the dichotomy between these worlds – physical or not – and the momentary access we have as dual citizens.