Watercolor, graphite on tinted arches
12" x 16"
Donated by the artist
Raised in a tightly knit Ukrainian immigrant community, Adriana Farmiga's travels between the United States and the former Soviet Union provided the artist with parallel yet contrasting exposures to both a dominant consumerist society and a failed communist state. Often combining elements of still life and assemblage, Farmiga's work gives heed to the handmade coexisting alongside the manufactured. Her drawings and mixed-media sculptures aim to uncover hidden or overlooked relationships between seemingly disparate subjects. Farmiga's work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, most recently at The Ukrainian Museum (see link below). An interdisciplinary artist and a first-generation Ukrainian American, Farmiga received a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. She is on the faculty of The Cooper Union, and in 2016, she was an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.