Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Derek displayed a love for art at a very young age. People began to take notice of his talents which eventually led to a full 4 year ride in college, many 1st & 2nd Place awards, $1000s in Grants and other opportunities.
His artwork has been published in national & worldwide publications and has been on exhibit at: Saks Fifth Avenue, Fall Arts Market On The Circle, The One Drop Show At The AMP At 16 Tech, The Herron School Of Arts +Designs, Indianapolis Art Center & There Online Market, The Indianapolis Arts Garden at Circle Centre Mall, The Harrison Center’s Independent Music + Art Festival 2021, Clowes Hall at Butler University, Broad Ripple’s Chromatic Collective,
The Madame Walker Building, Tube Factory, Indiana Black Expo, Veterans Memorial Plaza, Indiana Interchurch Center, Indy Festival of Faith, 2018 & 2019 Flavor Fresh Contemporary Fine Art Annual Juried exhibitions, Open Bite Night, “What’s Behind the Doors” exhibition, the Green Men Art Gallery, Sullivan Art Gallery and the Green House Indy Gallery, Nickel Prate Art Gallery, Lost Dog Gallery’s “Artefacts of 2020” Exhibition, Cleo’s Bodega, Garfield Park Arts Center’s Virtual First Friday, Art 3000, Deviant Art and Virtual Art Jam in Houston, Texas. He has also been featured on WISH TV 8 News and also their Multicultural Spotlight, WRTV 6 News Story, WTHR 13 News and FOX 59 News promoting making safer streets and reducing the homicides in the City through his artwork and community outreach efforts & programs.
He created his 2020 Vision: Art, Fashion & Music Exhibitions throughout the city until the pandemic hit, so he took the exhibition online to keep his network of artists, designers, entertainers, models, poets, comedians & singers performing during lockdown. So when the restrictions lightened up & the city slowly reopened Derek created the country’s 1st ever (Trademarked) Mini Van Go Mobile Art Gallery, which is taking over the art world. The Mini Van Go Mobile Art Gallery has been featuring many artists in many regular locations such as: The Harrison Art Center Independent Music + Art Festival, Fountain Square, Monument Circle, The Jamaican Breeze, Broad Ripple’s UpLand Brewery, Cleo’s Bodega and countless Festivals & Pop Up Events.
Derek has started doing Table Top Branding for Tequila Patron at locations like Rick’s Boatyard, Tin Roof & more. Also, Derek’s creating Stainless Steel Business Signs for stores like Tamika Catchings’ Tea’s Me Cafe, Tube Factory Art Gallery, Storage Space Art Gallery & more. Derek added Storefront Window Live Art Painting and his Selfie Street Studios with 360 Photo Booths in the Screll Fresh Store inside of Circle Centre Mall downtown Indianapolis. Lastly, his wearable art & accessories can be purchased online at SoTrendyA2Z.com
Derek Tuder is currently a candidate for the AT&T Dream In Black Award. He’s always offering: Paint & Sip Parties, Paint Relays, Beady Bead Parties, Art Classes, Commissioned Art, Photo Shoots & Custom Selfie Stations w/ 360 Photo Booth. He’s booking the Mini Van Go Mobile Art Gallery weekly too.