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Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Anoka Faruqee
Monday, October 21, 2013 - 7:30pm
Lecture Hall
VAS SOCIAL HOUR: SFAI Café » 6:30–7:30 pm
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Anoka Faruqee creates psychedelic, optical paintings that engage the limits and sensory subjectivity of visual perception. Her illusory and hypnotic works fuse intricate patterns with charged juxtapositions of color to create moiré patterns and other visual effects. The paintings prompt the viewer to engage the chromatic and experiential properties of paint.

Faruqee has exhibited her work internationally, including at MoMA PS1, New York; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco; and Leo Koenig, Inc., New York. She holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Yale University, and she has attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National and International Studio Program. Faruqee is the recipient of grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Artadia. She is currently an associate professor at Yale School of Art, where she is also acting director of graduate studies in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. She is represented by Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco and Koenig & Clinton, New York.

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Anoka Faruqee
2012P-25, 2012
Acrylic on linen on panel
22.5 x 20.5 inches
Courtesy of the artist and Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco