Nick Farhi USA, b. 1987


Nick Farhi’s works, encompassing both still and moving life, are intentionally crafted at bewildering and unconventional scales. He highlights and interrogates the tonalities and cultural universals prevalent in Western societies, often anthropomorphizing them in his compositions. Farhi’s creative process involves a dynamic interplay between visual research, drawing from sources such as found imagery and autobiographical photography, and an innate intuition for figuration. Through his use of mark-making and abstract symbologies, he delivers nuanced reflections on daily life, offering diverse perspectives on the human experience.


Farhi obtained his MFA in Painting at Columbia University in 2023. He has exhibited both nationally and internatonally in solo exhibitions with Stems Gallery, Paris, FR; Will Shott, New York, NY; Freedom Gallery, New York, NY; Palazzo Monti, Brecia, IT; Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; Golsa, Oslo, NO; Serving the People Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; United Artists Ltd, Marfa, TX; Bill Brady Gallery, Miami, FL; Neochrome Gallery, Turin, IT. Recent group exhibitions include the South Hampton Arts Center, South Hampton, NY; Villa Lina, New York, NY; Nino Mier Gallery, New York, NY; the Jewish Museum, New York,NY; M+B Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Galleri Golsa, Oslo, NO; Marlborough Gallery, London, UK; Half Gallery, New York, NY; amongst others. Farhi has lectured and given critiques at universities and institutions including the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Columbia University School of the Arts. His writing and poetry have been published by the Yale School of Architecture’s Paprika! magazine and the 2023 MODA Critical Review Journal of Columbia University. 

Installation shots