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Kiki Farish

Raleigh NC

Kiki Farish is known for her pencil paintings which are emotive, conjuring moments of clarity amid the ambiguity of grays. The youngest of four siblings, she draws on family—including, now, grandsons—as a source of inspiration. Farish has received the NC Arts Council Fellowship, artist residencies, at Jentel, WY; New York Mills Artist Residency, MN; and two Penland Winter Residencies, NC. The City of Raleigh commissioned a video statement: Artist Block Series: Kiki Farish which can be viewed on YouTube. 

Farish has work in the permanent collections of the Ackland Art Museum, the Raleigh and Rocky Mount Municipal Art Collections, and Fidelity Investments. 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), GreenHill (Greensboro) and the Greenville Museum of Art (Greenville). She received an MFA from East Carolina University (Greenville) in painting and drawing and serves as an adjunct professor at Meredith College (Raleigh). She has a public studio at Artspace in downtown Raleigh, NC.