Discipline: Visual Art – drawing

Adriana Farmiga

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing
Region: Hudson Valley, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2018

Adriana Farmiga (b. 1974) is an interdisciplinary artist and a first generation Ukrainian-American, by way of Argentina. Farmiga’s work operates in a realm of dichotomous iconographies that mirror her experience of cultural shifts, while considering queerness in our everyday. Her drawings, sculptures, and video installations have been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including such venues as: Triple Candie, Tensta Konsthall, Socrates Sculpture Park, Dorsky Museum, Ukrainian Museum, and in a range of commercial and non-profit gallery spaces in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. In 2016, Farmiga was an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. She is a faculty member and assistant dean at the Cooper Union, and is a vocal advocate for free education and community building. She holds a B.F.A. from Cooper Union, and an M.F.A. from Bard College. At MacDowell, she initiated a new body of work after several back-to-back exhibitions (solo gallery and traveling institutional). Earlier works that were further developed at MacDowell were shown at Marisa Newman Projects (NY), La Mama Gallery (NY), and The Ukrainian Museum (NY and Chicago).



Adriana Farmiga worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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