kiki farish
Artist Biography
In 1959, Kiki Farish was born in Jacksonville, FL. She started grade school wearing a metal id tag due to the Cuban Missile Crises. Farish knew terror was 15 minutes away, but life got in the way of any fear. The youngest of four siblings, family is a source of inspiration, grandsons now included. Emotions are validated in her drawings which conjure moments of clarity amongst the ambiguity of grays.

A 2014-2015 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship recipient, Farish has also received residencies at Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY; New York Mills Artist Residency, New York Mills, MN; and Penland Winter Residency, Penland, NC. Her work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Southeastern Contemporary Museum of Art (Winston-Salem), Artspace (Raleigh), and GreenHill (Greensboro). She received an MFA from East Carolina University (Greenville) in painting and drawing and often serves as an art professor at Meredith College (Raleigh). Farish’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, Raleigh and Rocky Mount Municipal Art Collections, and Fidelity Investments. She has a studio at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, NC.