Born in 1956 in Kerkrade (NL), Frank van Hemert studied at TeHaTex in Tilburg from 1975 to 1979. From 1980 to 1982 he attended the Atelierts 63 in Haarlem whereupon he was already represented as a young artist at documenta 7.
Numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Haags Gemeente Museum, The Hague, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Galerie Michael Schultz in Berlin, point to the internationality of his art. Frank van Hemert works in series in which he refers to fundamental themes of human existence: Death and sexuality, which everyone has to deal with. Often the language is not sufficient. For Frank van Hemert, these themes are both source material and impetus. His confrontation with them happens with the means of painting.
Frank van Hemert lives and works as a freelance artist in Starnmeer near Amsterdam.