kiki farish
Artist Biography
“I have always thought of extremes as being far apart but now realize, and build compositions to express, how extremely close they are,” says Raleigh artist Kiki Farish, a 2014-2015 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship recipient. Farish’s work conjures a dense, yet evanescent, layering of marks, lines, shades, and color often drawing on the natural world for its subject matter yet taking the viewer far beyond.

Her work has been exhibited widely, at venues including the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Southeastern Contemporary Museum of Art (Winston-Salem), Artspace (Raleigh), and GreenHill (Greensboro), among others. She received an MFA from East Carolina University (Greenville) in painting and drawing and currently serves as adjunct professor of design and drawing at Meredith College (Raleigh). Farish’s work resides in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, Cities of Raleigh and Rocky Mount, and Fidelity Investments.

Farish has been awarded residencies at Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY; New York Mills Artist Residency, New York Mills, MN; and Penland Winter Residency, Penland, NC.