Nadine Faraj makes watercolour paintings with raunchiness, humour, tenderness and soul. She paints portraits and sexualized figures in varying degrees of abstraction often drawn from the worlds of pornography and erotica. Her fluid style allows figures to emerge as deeply psychological and emotional beings, with a full sense of their humanity. Recently, her works have addressed issues of human rights, LGBTQI activism, feminisms and sex and body positivity.
MFA (2015) School of Visual Arts, NY; BFA (2002) Concordia University, Montreal.
Faraj is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery where she recently presented her exhibition Get Used To Us (2019). Faraj's other solo exhibitions include: Ages Ago Every Cell In Your Soul Capsized Forever Into This Infinite Golden Sea, (2019) SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NYC; Naked Revolt, Anna Zorina Gallery (2016); The Whole World Has Gone Joyously Mad (2016), and Miel Salé (2013) at Galerie Joyce Yahouda in Montreal; and Beacon/Phare at Articule Gallery in Montreal (2010). Her work was included in SVA Galleries’ Believing You, NY (2020); McBride contemporain’s Salon des refusés, Montreal (2020); A.I.R. Gallery’s CURRENTS: Abortion, New York (2018); G.R.O.S.S. at Never Apart in Montreal (2017); Radical Love: Female Lust at Crypt Gallery in London, UK (2017); and The Dubai International Art Symposium, UAE (2008).
Anna Zorina Gallery, New York; McBride contemporain, Montreal.
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