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Farida Hughes
Owings Mills, MD

About the Artist

Farida Hughes’ lively and intriguing abstract paintings take their inspiration from the gathering and dispersing of crowds, group relationships, and shared histories and stories of people. She developed her abstract mixed media style, and methods of mixing oil paint with resin, after many years of painting with oil paint and experimenting with oil painting mediums. Hughes studied Studio Art and English at Fordham University in New York and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago. Her work is exhibited widely in galleries and art centers and collected nationally. She is cu…

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About the Artist

Farida Hughes’ lively and intriguing abstract paintings take their inspiration from the gathering and dispersing of crowds, group relationships, and shared histories and stories of people. She developed her abstract mixed media style, and methods of mixing oil paint with resin, after many years of painting with oil paint and experimenting with oil painting mediums. Hughes studied Studio Art and English at Fordham University in New York and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago. Her work is exhibited widely in galleries and art centers and collected nationally. She is currently represented by Walker Fine Art in Denver, Colorado, and Bozzuto-Greene Fine Art near Baltimore, Maryland. Farida's artwork resides in several private and corporate collections, including Target, United Health Group, and Chesapeake Capital. Several pieces were acquired in 2020 by the VCU Health Systems in Richmond, Virginia, and by Beatty Development in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a 2013 recipient of an Artists’ Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has worked with many arts outreach groups and grass-roots community arts endeavors including as a mentor for WARM and a past Board Member of the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Minnesota. In 2018 she returned to the East Coast, from Minnesota to Maryland, and maintains her studio in Baltimore in the Station North Arts District.

Artist’s Work

Letting go 1
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Letting Go 1

By Farida Hughes

Letting go 2 2
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Letting Go 2

By Farida Hughes

New rapport
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New Rapport

By Farida Hughes

Intermingled 1
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Intermingled 1

By Farida Hughes

Intermingled 2
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Intermingled 2

By Farida Hughes

Connected conversations 2
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Connected Conversations 2

By Farida Hughes

Connected conversations 1
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Connected Conversations 1

By Farida Hughes

Flow together
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Flow Together

By Farida Hughes

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • McCausland, Christianna, “Color Story“, Baltimore Magazine,
    April, 2020
  • Rinaldi, Ray Mark, “Explore the depths of your own psyche at Walker Fine Art’s ‘Layers of Existence’,” The Denver Post
    November 23, 2019
  • Van Sise, B.A., “A Conversation with Abstract Artist Farida Hughes,” Fordham Magazine
    October 30, 2019
  • Mrozinski, Todd. “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” Urban Milwaukee
    February 18, 2019
  • Schouweiler, Susannah. “NEMAA Artist Series: Pluralism in Motion.” mnartists.org.
    December 16, 2016

Education

  • University of Chicago, MFA
    Chicago, Illinois,1994 
  • Fordham University, BA
    New York, New York,1991