Anoka Faruqee

Artadia Awardee

Anoka Faruqee (b. 1972, Ann Arbor) earned her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her B.A. in painting from Yale University in 1994. Faruqee is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program and residencies at the Skowhegan School of Art and the PS1 National Studio Program. Her grants include the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Currently, Faruqee is director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking at Yale School of Art, and has previously held positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was co-director of the Art Program. Faruqee’s work has been exhibited at venues in the US and abroad, including MoMA/PS1, Queens, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; and Bj√∂rkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, among others. Faruqee recently curated the major exhibition Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator, and directed a short film about Albers’ art and teaching for the Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Gallery. Her work is also the subject of the catalogue, Anoka Farquee: Ways of Being, published by The Vescon Group (2015). She is represented by Koenig & Clinton in New York and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. Faruqee lives and works in New Haven, CT.