Anoka Faruqee: Future Perfect

Anoka Faruqee

Anoka Faruqee during her presentation. William Staffeld / AAP

Anoka Faruqee's recent paintings, inspired by moiré patterns, explore interference across physical phenomena such as wave formations, stress patterns and magnetic fields as she overlays two or more offset patterns so that together each accumulates greater complexity. For Faruqee, the phenomenon not only exemplifies the plasticity of perception, but also models the dynamism of the physical world.

Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in New Haven and Brooklyn. She has exhibited her work in the U.S. and abroad, including MoMA's PS1 , and Albright-Knox Gallery. She received her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her B.A. from Yale University in 1994. She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Faruqee is currently an associate professor at the Yale School of Art. She has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was codirector of the art program. She is represented by Koenig and Clinton Gallery in New York City and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco.