Björkholmen Gallery

Anoka Faruqee

Born 1972, in Ann Arbor, MI Lives and works in Brooklyn and New Haven, CT


1998 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York
1997 MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA
1994 BA Art (Painting), Yale University, New Haven, CT, Magna Cum Laude

2011-current Yale School of Art, Associate Professor, Painting/Printmaking
2012-2013 Yale School of Art, Acting Director of Graduate Studies of Painting/Printmaking Department
2002-2011 Cal Arts, Co-Program Director, Art Program Faculty
2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Resident Artist
2002-2001 Cooper Union, Visiting Artist (Taught Advanced Painting)
2002-2001 Vermont College, Adjunct Faculty, MFA in Visual Art
2001-1998 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing

2014 Future Perfect, Koenig & Clinton, New York
2013 Substance and Accident, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2012 The Sum is Greater Than its Parts, Hosfelt Gallery, New York
2010 The Longest Day of the Year, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2008 CMY RGB XYZ, Hosfelt Gallery, New York
2007 As far as the eye can see, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2005 Inherent order, with David Driscoll, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago
2000 Starry eyed, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago Disco Tree 2000!, Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL
1999 Iterate Reiterate, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL Interiors, Gallery 21, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Optical Self Conscious, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Spectators, Rendered and Regulated, Koenig and Clinton, New York
On The Grid, Lu Magnus, New York
3 & 6, Leo Koenig Inc., New York
Xstraction, The Hole, New York
Abstract Possibilities, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm
Streamlines: Ephemeral Presence in Contemporary Art, Mahaprajapati Vihar, Vaishali, India
Color!, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

City Wide Exhibition, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Look Both Ways, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Narcissism, the Real, the Fake, and the Antii Digital Impulse, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Selections: South Asia, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York

Gifting iAbstraction, Soho 20 Gallery, New York
Lifestyle Appropriate, Merchandise Mart (via New Capital), Chicago Time Flies, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Repertoire, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago Battle of The Brush, Bryant Park, New York
Curatorial Research Lab, Winkleman Gallery, New York
Dis[Locating] Culture, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.

On Painting, Western Exhibitions, Chicago

Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles

Gravity and Transformation, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles

The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
Pattern Vs. Decoration, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY and San Francisco
Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA Another February Skies, Glendale Collage Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

Hysteria Deluxe, Angles Gallery Project Space, Santa Monica, CA
Available (A Still Life Show), Monya Rowe Gallery, New York and Hosfelt Gallery, New York
Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

Triumvirate 3, Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Extreme Abstraction, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Magic Show: Returning to the Organic, Polvo, Chicago

Perfect, Chicago Cultural Center and Illinois Art Museum, Chicago

Toxic, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Apexart, New York
Structure, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles

Listening to New Voices, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

Forever Infinite, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles
Song Poems, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York and Rosamund Felson, Los Angeles
Painting/Not Painting, White Columns, New York

To be Continued..., Art in General, New York and Parlour Projects, Brooklyn
Winter Paper, Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York
Selections, LFL Gallery, New York
Telesthesia and Amnescopia, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago
Under the Influence, Zolla /Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

Trippy World, Baron Boisanté Gallery, New York
Spastic Ecstatic Abstract, The Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI

Derek Eller Gallery, New York

PS1 National Studio Program, New York

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India. Foreign Casual Course.

Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Artadia, Individual Artist Grant.

Temple University Fellowship

Mortimer Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship.

Kirsch, Corinna. "This Week"s Must-See Art Events: Marina Abramovic Is the Grim Reaper.? ArtFCity, 20 January 2014 [online]
Rapp, Karen. "Anoka Faruqee, Hosfelt Gallery." Art in America, January 2014.
Johnson, Ken. "Xstraction." The New York Times, 7 June 2013.
Smolik, Noemi. "Weniger Hollywood, Mehr Qulität." Art Blog Cologne, 20 April 2013.
"Highlights from the 2013 Armory Show." New American Paintings Blog, 11 A March 2013.
Vayzmen, Liena. "Id Rather Be Here and Now: The Performative Verb of Painting, Interview with Anoka Faruqee" XTRA, Contemporary Art Quarterly, Volume 15, No. 3 Spring 2013. [ill. 2012P-46 (2012), 2012P-47 (2012), 2012P-18 (2012)] [online]
Humphrey, David. ?Anoka Faruqee.? Bomblog (, 31 January 2013.

De La Hoz, Ryan. "Anoka Faruqees Infinite Space Paintings.", 21 December 2012. Walker, Ellspeth. ?The Truth is Out There: Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt Gallery.? Daily, 24 November 2012.

"Dis[Locating] Culture: Contemporary Islamic Art In America (PHOTOS)." Huffington Post, 12 March 2011.

2008 Woodard, Josef. "Gravity and Transformation at Kristi Engle Gallery." Art Week, September 2008.

2007 Baker, Kenneth. "Search for meaning within a forest of asterisks." San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2007.

2006 Pepe, Sheila. "Available (A Still Life Show)." Gay City News, 30 March- 5 April 2006.

2005 Snodgras, Susan. "Anoka Faruqee and David Driscoll, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery." Art in America, October 2005. Hawkins, Margaret. ?Wow!' follows 'Huh?' where art imitates art.? The Chicago Sun Times, 25 February 2005.

2004 Brunetti, John. ?Perfect: A Group Exhibition.? Rearview Mirror, May/June 2004. Workman, Michael. ?The Perfect Essay.? Perfect (Exhbition Brochure), Chicago Cultural Center, 2004.

2003 Tsai, Eugenie. ?Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.? (Exhibition brochure), Apex Art, New York, 2003.

2002 Levin, Kim. "Listening to New Voices." (Exhibition catalogue), P.S.1 Museum, 2002.

2001 Jackson, Carol. ?Anoka Faruqee, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery.? Frieze, March 2001.

Yood, James. "Anoka Faruqee, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery." Artforum, February 2001.

2000 Cotter, Holland. ?For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn Is a Left Bank.? NY Times, 15 December 2000.
Brunetti, John. ?Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore.? The New Art Examiner, October 2000.
Girson, Matthew. ?An Argument for Abstract Painting.? Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore (Exhibition brochure), Gahlberg Gallery, College of Dupage (Glen Ellyn, IL), 2000.
1999 "Anoka Faruqees First Solo Painting Show begins." The Daily Star (Dhaka), 3 January 1999.
Haq, Faiza. "Motifs: More than Mere Decorations." The Daily Star Magazine (Dhaka), 15 January 1999.
Khan, Sadeq. "Decorative Equilibrium in Anoka Faruqees Paintings." Independent Weekend (Dhaka.) 8 January 1999.

2013 "The Labor of Looking: From Intention to Interpretation." forthcoming publication in The Art of Critique/Re-imagining Art Criticism and Art School Critique, Ed. Stephen Knudsen, 2013.
2012 "Postscript." published in ON PTG, Poor Farm Press, 2012 and Field Notes, Artists Book, 2010.
2009 "The Kantian Sublime: Why Care?" Why Theory (Exhibition catalogue) Cal Arts, 2009.
2004 "Byron Kim: Color as the Anti Essence." Byron Kim: Threshold, (Exhibition catalogue) UC Berkeley Art Museum, 2004.

2003 "Enumerating Infinity: Cloning Color." Visual Resources, September 2003.

2013 Albers "Interaction of Color" iPad App, Video Commentary "CMYK," XTRA, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring 2013.
2012 "Never Underestimate a Monochrome." University of Iowa Museum of Art website, organized by Mariangeles Soto Diaz, 2012.

2013 - "current Executive Committee, Boards of Governors and Trustees, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Board of Governors, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

2013 San Francisco Art Institute University of Iowa, Iowa City Sunday at the Met for ?Matisse: In Search of True Painting.? Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ?Critical Inversions: Artist to Critic.? This Red Door @ Kunstalle Galagos, Brooklyn
2012 Parsons, the New School for Design, New York ?Artist, Woman, Human.? The Feminist Art Panel, MOCA, Los Angeles Occidental College, Los Angeles Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
2011 NYU, New York, NY. 2010 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
2009 University of Southern California, Los Angeles University of Oregon, Eugene. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2008 Parsons the New School for Design, New York University of California, Riverside, CA
2007 Cooper Union, New York Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA. ?Unintended Consequences: Diversity and Studio Art Critique.? Annual CAA conference, New York
2006 Idyllwild Arts, Painting?s Edge, Idyllwild, CA
2005 National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
2003 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
2002 ?The Kantian Sublime: Why Care?? Parlour Projects, Brooklyn and Vermont College, Montpelier, VT
2001 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2000 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.