Nick Farhi USA, b. 1987
Nick Farhi (b. 1987, New York) develops wonky and askewed visual grammar, painting
both still and moving life at deliberately bewildering and unusual scale. Through
interplay between visual research (spanning from source, autobiographical
photography and cinema) to an internal intuition for representation, Farhi juxtaposes
daily life with obscure symbology. His influences range from his Jewish-Lebanese roots in New York City, to his time spent living along the North American East and West coasts, Mexico, and parts of Europe.
Farhi will graduate from Columbia University in 2023 with an MFA in Painting. He has
exhibited his work both domestically and internationally at venues such as the Kirkland
Gallery of the Harvard GSD, the Mana Museum of Contemporary Art, Palazzo Monti,
Half Gallery New York, Golsa, Karma International, a Gathering of the Tribes, and
Marlborough Gallery, among others.
Nick Farhi, installation view, Marlborough, London, 2022
Nick Farhi, Installation view, ZAZ Foundation Installation, Times Square, New York, 2022
Nick Farhi, Installation view, Babushka, Freedom Gallery, New York, 2021