April 20, 2023
Frank Moore (June 25, 1946-October 14, 2013) was a well-known disability rights activist, performance artist, shaman, poet, essayist, painter, and musician. Born with cerebral palsy, Moore developed a means to communicate when he was seventeen, using a laser pointer and a board with letters, words, and symbols. Like many members of the disabled community, Frank Moore transcended the physical limitations of his body—allowing his inner self, abounding with ideas, visions, and desires—to explore the possibilities of his life, directing his output and developing into one of the most innovative and unusual artists to come out of the Berkeley art scene. This exhibition, which includes selections from the Frank Moore Papers at The Bancroft Library, complement the Berkeley Art Museum’s Frank Moore / MATRIX 280: Theater of Human Melting, an exhibition which focuses on Moore’s paintings. Third Floor Lobby Bancroft Library