Anoka Faruqee

One & two person exhibitions

‘structural color,’ Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Rainbows and Bruises,’ Koenig and Clinton, New York, NY (solo)

The Visible Spectrum,’ Secession, Vienna, Austria (solo)


Phase,’ Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)

Future Perfect,’ Koenig and Clinton, New York, NY (solo)


Substance and Accident,’ Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, (solo) CA


The Sum is Greater Than its Parts’, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)


The Longest Day of the Year’, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)

with Linda Besemer, June Lee Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


CMY RGB XYZ’, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY (solo)


as far as the eye can see’, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)


inherent order’, with David Driscoll, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL


‘starry-eyed’, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
‘Disco Tree 2000!’, Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
‘Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore’, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL


‘Iterate Reiterate’, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL (solo)
‘Interiors’, Gallery 21, Dhaka, Bangladesh (solo)

Selected group exhibitions

Bearing Points,’ Dhaka Art Summit, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh


‘Near and Dear,’ Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

‘Ready, Fire, Aim!’ Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT

‘Für Barbara,’ Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneberg, Germany

‘Chaos and Awe: Painting in the 21st Century,’ Frist Visual Arts Center, Nashville, TN (forthcoming)

‘Spectral Hues,’ Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA


‘Representing Rainbows,’ GP Presents, New York, NY (forthcoming)

Signs of Life,’ Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

New Geometry,’ Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT


Ulterior Motif,’ The Painting Center, New York, NY

Dipthong,’ Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York, NY

‘Breaking Pattern,’ Schneider Art Museum, Ashland, OR

Breaking Pattern,’ Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY

‘Beyond 1.1,’ Klemens Grasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York NY


‘Optical Self Conscious,’ RISD Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence, RI


Spectators, Rendered and Regulated’, Koenig and Clinton, New York, NY

On the Grid,’ Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY

Xstraction,’ The Hole, New York, NY

‘Abstract Possibilites’, Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
3 & 6’, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY
Streamlines: Ephemeral Presence in Contemporary Art’, Mahaprajapati Vihar, Vaishali, India
‘Color!’, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI


‘City Wide Exhibition’, Artspace, New Haven, CT
‘Look Both Ways’, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Narcissism, the Real, the Fake, and the Anti-Digital Impulse’, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
‘Selections: South Asia’, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY


‘Gifting Abstraction’, Soho 20 Gallery, New York, NY
‘Lifestyle Appropriate’, Merchandise Mart (via New Capital), Chicago, IL
‘Time Flies’, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
‘Repertoire’, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago,IL
‘Battle of The Brush’, Bryant Park, New York, NY
‘Curatorial Research Lab’, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
‘Dis[Locating] Culture’, Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA


‘On PTG’, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL


Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA


‘Gravity and Transformation’, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


‘The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference’, Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
‘Pattern Vs. Decoration’, Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY and San Francisco, CA
‘Exquisite Acts and Everyday Rebellions’, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
‘Another February Skies’, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA


‘Hysteria Deluxe’, Angles Gallery Project Space, Santa Monica, CA
‘Available (A Still Life Show)’, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

Hosfelt Gallery, New York, NY

‘Hotel California’, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA


‘Triumvirate 3’, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
‘Extreme Abstraction’, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
‘Magic Show: Returning to the Organic’, Polvo, Chicago, IL


‘Perfect’, Chicago Cultural Center and Illinois Art Museum, Chicago, IL, traveled to Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (MI), Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (LA), Art Museum of University of Memphis (TN), and Fermilab Art Gallery (IL).


‘Toxic’, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
‘Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, Apexart, New York, NY
‘Structure’, Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


‘Listening to New Voices’, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY


‘Forever Infinite’, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
‘Song Poems’, Cohan, Leslie and Browne, New York and Rosamund Felson, Los Angeles, CA
‘Painting/Not Painting’, White Columns, New York, NY

‘ArtCouncil,’ Gallery 312, Chicago, IL



‘To be Continued…’, Art in General, New York, NY and Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY
‘Winter Paper’, Catherine Moore Fine Art, New York, NY
‘Selections’, LFL Gallery, New York, NY
‘Telesthesia and Amnescopia’, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
‘Under the Influence’, Zolla /Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL


Trippy World, Baron Boisanté Gallery, New York, NY
Spastic Ecstatic Abstract, The Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI


Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY


M.F.A. Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Elkins Park, PA


B.A. Art (Painting), Yale University, New Haven, CT, Magna Cum Laude


PS1 National Studio Program, New York, NY


Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY


The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprentice


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India (Foreign Casual Course)


Award from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Memorial Fund and the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale for Albers symposium at Yale School of Art


Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. Artadia, Individual Artist Grant Artadia, Individual Artist Grant


Temple University Fellowship


Mortimer Hays – Brandeis Traveling Fellowship


Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship


Balco, Cat, ‘Profile: Anoka Faruqee,’ New England Home, January/February 2018, Vol. 39, Issue 1.


Anoka Faruqee and Michelle Grabner,’ (Interview), Bomb, 17 September, Issue #141.

Anoka Faruqee, The Visible Spectrum‘, Vienna: Secession and Revolver Publishing, 2017, including essay by the artist.

Borchhardt-Birbaumer, Brigitte. ‘Züruck zum Ornament,’ Weiner Zeitung, 28 April 2017.

Yau, John. ‘Anoka Faruqee’s Dance of Matter and Light’Hyperallergic, 2 April 2017.

Schwendener, Martha. ‘What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week’The New York Times, 16 March 2017.

Duffy, Owen. ‘Ten to see: New York’ArtReview, 03 March 2017.


Muzzillo, Allegra. ‘Pattern Play,’ New England Home, Fall 2016.


Anoka Faruqee, Ways of Being‘, Frankenthal, Vienna: Vescon and Koenig and Clinton, 2016, including essays by Dean Daderko (‘Variation and Chance‘), and Leslie Dick (‘The Shimmer and Glitch‘).

“Homages to the Square,’ Living, 5 November 2015.

Mendelsohn, John. ‘The Ghost in the Machine: Dipthong at Fiterman‘, artcritical, 5 October 2015.

Sheen, Claire. ‘Seeing Albers’, Yale Herald, 18 September 2015.

Mims, Dan. ‘Seeing is Believing‘, The Daily Nutmeg, Dan Mims, 16 September 2015.

Lopez, Natalina. ‘Exhibition Celebrates Albers’ Legacy‘, Yale Daily News, 9 September 2015.

Michelli, Thomas. ‘Confounding the Eye: Breaking Pattern at Minus Space‘, Hyperallergic, 28 March 2015.


Donovan, Bill. ‘Artist Interview: Anoka Faruqee’s Optical Paintings Will Twist and Bend Your Perception,’ Beautiful/Decay, 28 August 2014.

Curio, Paul. ‘Seen in New York, January 2014,’ abstract critical, 3 February 2014.

Rapp, Karen. ‘Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt San Francisco,’ Art in America, January 2014.


Blandford, Richard. ‘Remote Staring the Age of Distraction,’ Elephant, Winter 2013-2014.

Marks, Rob. ‘Anoka Faruqee: Substance and Accident,’ Art Practical, 2 December 2013.

Johnson, Ken. ‘Xstraction‘, New York Times, 6 June 2013.

Karmel, Pepe. ‘The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now‘, Artnews, 24 April 2013.

Levi Strauss, David. ‘When Formalist Art Criticism Fails,’ Art in America, March 2013.

I’d Rather be Here and Now: The Performative Verb of Painting’ Interview with Liena Vayzman, XTRA, Volume 15, No.3, Spring 2013.
Humphrey, David. ‘Anoka Faruqee’, Bomblog (, 31 January 2013.


Grachos, Louis, ‘Extreme Abstraction Revisited’, Albright-Knox Gallery.
De La Hoz, Ryan. “Anoka Faruqee’s Infinite Space Paintings”,, 21 December 2012.
Walker, Ellspeth, ‘The Truth is Out There: Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt Gallery’, Daily, 24 November 2012.
Won’t you allow me to toy with time the way it toyed with me?But Does it Float?, 13 November 2012.

‘City-Wide Open Studios Celebrates its 15 year love affair with artists’ New Haven Register, 30 September 2012.


Greenberger Rafferty, Sara, ‘College Try’ Scene and Herd,, 23 February 2010.


Woodard, Josef. ‘Gravity and Transformation at Kristi Engle Gallery’, Art Week, September 2008.


Baker, Kenneth. ‘Search for meaning within a forest of asterisks’, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 May 2007.

Nelson, Dona. ‘The Fluid Field: Abstraction and Reference,’ Exhibition Catalog, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2007.


Pepe, Sheila. ‘Available (A Still Life Show)’, Gay City News, 30 March – 5 April 2006.


Zaidi, Schezee. ‘Rich optical intrigues of art,’ The News International (Islamabad, Pakistan), 31 December 2005

iIqbal, Jonid, ‘Faruqee pairs opposites in painting Islamic patterns,’ Dawn (Islmabad, Pakistan) 31 December 2005.

Snodgras, Susan. ‘Anoka Faruqee and David Driscoll, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery’, Art in America, October 2005.
Hawkins, Margaret. ‘Wow!’ follows ‘Huh?’ where art imitates art’, The Chicago Sun Times, 25 February 2005.


Brunetti, John. ‘Perfect: A Group Exhibition’, Rearview Mirror, May/June.
Workman, Michael, ‘The Perfect Essay’, Perfect, exhibition brochure, Chicago Cultural Center.


Tsai, Eugenie, ‘Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, exhibition brochure, Apex Art, New York, NY)
Johnson, Ken. ‘Art Guide: Art After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, New York Times, 20 June 2003.


Levin, Kim. ‘Listening to New Voices’, exhibition catalogue, P.S.1 Museum. (Queens, NY).


Jackson, Carol. ‘Anoka Faruqee, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery’, Frieze, March 2001.

Johnson, Ken. ‘Art Guide: Painting/Not Painting’, New York Times, 13 April 2001.
Yood, James, ‘Anoka Faruqee, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery’, Artforum, February  2001.


Cotter, Holland, ‘Art Guide: To Be Continued’, New York Times, 22 December 2000.

Cotter, Holland, ‘For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn Is a Left Bank’, New York Times, 15 December 2000.
Brunetti, John, ‘Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore’, The New Art Examiner, October 2000.
Girson, Matthew, “An Argument for Abstract Painting,” Anoka Faruqee and Rebecca Shore (Exhibition brochure), Gahlberg Gallery, College of Dupage (Glen Ellyn, IL).


‘Anoka Faruqee’s First Solo Painting Show begins’, The Daily Star (Dhaka), 3 January 1999.
Haq, Faiza. ‘Motifs: More than Mere Decorations’, The Daily Star (Dhaka), 15 January 1999.
Khan, Sadeq, ‘Decorative Equilibrium in Anoka Faruqee’s Paintings’, Independent Weekend (Dhaka), 8 January 1999.

Khan, Sadeq, ‘Anoka at Gallery 21,’ Independent (Dhaka), 6 January 1999.

Published writing

The Visible Spectrum‘, published in The Visible SpectrumArtist’s Book, Revolver Publishing, 2017.


Anoka Faruqee on Bridget Riley,’ Painters on, 5 January 2015.


The Labor of Looking: From Intention to Interpretation’, Publication forthcoming in The ART of Critique/ Re-imaginging Professional Art Criticism and the Art School Critique, Edited by Stephen Knudsen, University of Chicago Press.
‘Moiré Paintings 2012’, published in Moiré Paintings 2012, Artist’s Book, 2013.


Postscript’, published in ON PTG, Poor Farm Press, 2012, and Field Notes, Artist’s Book, 2010.


The Kantian Sublime: Why Care?Why Theory (Exhibition catalogue) Cal Arts


Byron Kim: Color as the Anti-Essence’, Byron Kim: Threshold, (Exhibition catalogue) UC Berkeley Art Museum


Enumerating Infinity: Cloning Color’, Visual Resources, September, 2003.

Curatorial Projects

Curator, ‘Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator,’ Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, CT


Director and Producer, ‘Search Versus Re-Search: Recollections of Josef Albers at Yale,’ 33 minute documentary film

Artist's Projects

CMYK,” XTRA, Vol. 15, No. 3, Spring 2013.

Never Underestimate a Monochrome,’ University of Iowa Museum of Art website, organized by Mariangeles Soto-Diaz

‘The Performing Archive: Restricted Access,’ participant in project by Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz, 18th Street Art Center and LAXART, Los Angeles, CA


Yale School of Art, Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies, Painting/Printmaking Department


Yale School of Art, Associate Professor


Cal Arts, Co-Program Director, Art Program Faculty


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Resident Artist


Cooper Union, Visiting Artist (Taught Advanced Painting)


Vermont College, Adjunct Faculty, MFA in Visual Art


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing


Editorial Board, XTRA


Vice Chair, Board of Governors, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Lectures, interviews, and video

Black Mountain College: then and now‘, workshop with Helen Molesworth, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO


University of Florida, Gainesville

Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Educator,’ (video) Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Teaching Art/Art School Teaching‘ (video) (Panel), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

‘Effects and Intents,’ Inspiring Yale (organized by GPSS), Yale SOM, New Haven, CT


opening address and organizer, ‘Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist and Educator,’ symposium

RISD, Providence, RI


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

State University of New York, Purchase NY

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Abstract Possibilities: The Moiré Paintings,’ (video) interview with C-Print, Stockholm, Sweden

Painting Politics,’ NYU, New York, NY (Panel)

Josef Albers and Interaction or Color: From Gallery to Ipad,’ Gallery Talk with Sara Sapire, Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Anoka Faruqee in conversation with David Cohen, Koenig and Clinton Gallery, New York, NY

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

‘Fifty years of Interaction of Color,’ Annual CAA Conference, Chicago, IL (Panel)


San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Color in Context: Revisiting Albers,’ (video) Yale Presidential Inauguration Symposium, New Haven, CT

‘Interaction of Color’ IPad App,’ Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT (Panel)

‘Interaction of Color’ IPad App, Video Commentary by Anoka Faruqee and others, Yale Press, New Haven, CT

Process, Practice, Porfolio 2.0‘, SAWCC, New York, NY (Panel)

Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Sunday at the Met for ‘Matisse: In Search of True Painting’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
‘Critical Inversions: Artist to Critic’, This Red Door @ Kunstalle Galagos, Brooklyn, NY (Panel)
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Parsons, the New School for Design, New York, NY
Artist, Woman, Human’ (video), The Feminist Art Panel, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA. (Panel Chair)
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Interview with Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy (video)


NYU, New York, NY


Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME


University of Southern California, Los Angeles
University of Oregon, Eugene
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA


Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY
University of California, Riverside


Cooper Union, New York, NY
Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, PA
‘Unintended Consequences: Diversity and Studio Art Critique’, Annual CAA conference, New York, NY (Panel)


Idyllwild Arts, Painting’s Edge, Idyllwild, CA


National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan


‘The Work of Byron Kim: Color and Content,’ Panel Discussion, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA


Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA


‘The Kantian Sublime: Why Care?’ Parlour Projects, Brooklyn, NY and Vermont College, Montpelier


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

‘Enumerating Infinity: Cloning Color,’ Annual CAA Conference, Chicago, IL


Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

“Telesthesia and Amnescopia,’ School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL (Panel)