Artist Anoka Faruquee, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, earned her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her B.A., Painting from Yale University in 1994. She is currently an associate professor of graduate school painting and printmaking at Yale. Ms. Faruquee has previously held positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the ArtProgram.
Anoka Faruqee’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad at venues including: MoMA/PS1, Queens, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; and Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, among others. Ms. 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.
The art of Ms. Faruquee has been described as oscillation “…between the handmade and the machine-like..” that makes her works “…compelling…rather than simply visual novelties…” (reviewer Karen Rapp). You can view her work at http://anokafaruquee.com.
Zebra Stripes (shown above) was painted with a fine tasting Kona Longboard beer from Kona Brewing Co. in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Zebra Stripes can be purchased by going to the Modern and Abstract category in the Shop Our Art drop down menu, clicking on the Zebra Stripes image and following the prompts.