Anoka Faruqee

Biography

Anoka Faruqee (b. 1972, Ann Arbor, MI) 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’s work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad at venues including: Secession, Vienna; Hall Art Foundation, Vermont; Elizabeth Foundation, New York; Schloss Derneburg Museum, Germany; MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; and Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, among others. Faruqee will participate in the 4th edition of the Dhaka Art Summit in 2018. She 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 and Artadia. Currently, Faruqee is director of graduate studies in painting and printmaking at Yale School of Art, and has previously held positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and CalArts, where she was co-director of the art program. In 2016, Faruqee 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 Faruqee: Ways of Being, published by the Vescon Group (2015). She is represented by Koenig & Clinton, Brooklyn and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco. Faruqee lives and works in New Haven, CT.