NADINE FARAJ

NADINE FARAJ

Nadine Faraj’s watercolours reveal raw humor, tenderness and soul. She paints portraits and sexualized figures in varying degrees of abstraction. Her fluid style allows her figures to emerge as intensely psychological and emotional beings, with a full sense of their humanity. In 2015-16 she interrupted work on her typically oneiric series to focus on an overtly political group of portraits. Naked Revolt is dedicated to the fearless warriors for social justice in the worldwide movement of topless protest. Nadine Faraj has been exhibiting widely since 2008. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, New York, published limited edition prints of her paintings in 2019. The artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery in New York where she has presented three solo exhibitions to date. Faraj is also represented by McBride Contemporain in Montreal. The artist has taken part in other solo and group exhibitions with Guts Gallery and The Artists Contemporary in London; SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York; IRL Gallery, Brooklyn; and at Articule and Galerie Joyce Yahouda, Montreal. She has participated in group exhibitions at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, SVA Galleries, and HERE Art Center, New York; The Crypt Gallery in London; Nuit Blanche Toronto, Toronto; and The Dubai International Art Symposium, UAE.

Faraj completed her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, 2015, and her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, 2002, she studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris, 2008. Her paintings were featured on the cover of A Woman’s Thing Magazine, as well as in Hyperaller- gic, Huffington Post, Elephant Magazine, Huck Magazine, Conduit Magazine, CBC News, La Presse, Le Devoir, Gulf News, Amica and The Steidz.
Faraj lives and works in Montreal and New York City.