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Adriana Farmiga (/fɑːrˈmɡə/; born July 17, 1974)[1] is an American visual artist, curator, and professor based in New York City. She serves as a programming advisor for the non-profit La Mama Gallery in the East Village, and is the current Associate Dean at Cooper Union School of Art.[2]

Adriana Farmiga
Born (1974-07-17) July 17, 1974 (age 44)
Alma mater
  • Visual artist
  • curator
  • professor
Years active2001–present


Early lifeEdit

Farmiga was born and raised in a small Ukrainian community in Rosendale, New York.[3][4] Her paternal first cousins are actresses Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga.[5] She was educated at Cooper Union, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1996.[6] Farmiga went on to study at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, where she was taught by the late installation artist Maryanne Amacher; she received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Bard in 2004.[7]


Farmiga began teaching at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and at her alma mater Cooper Union. Additionally, she served as a visiting lecturer at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.[8] In October 2017, Farmiga was appointed to the position of Assistant Dean at Cooper Union School of Art.[2]

Farmiga has displayed her artwork at many solo exhibitions, including objects (2001) in New Orleans,[9] 'Scape (2006) in Miami,[10] and Versus (2012) in New York.[11] In 2004, Farmiga was among a group of artists displaying their work in the exhibition The Reality of Things at Triple Candie in Harlem.[12] In 2008, she received the Emerging Artist Fellowship from Socrates Sculpture Park.[13]

In 2011, Farmiga worked as a curator and artist for her cousin Vera Farmiga's directorial debut film Higher Ground.[8] That same year, her work appeared in Thisorganized, a group exhibit curated by painter Hope Gangloff, which was displayed at the Susan Inglett Gallery.[14] In 2013, Farmiga was part of the Screen Play exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz.[15] The following year, she was one of 16 artists chosen, from over 320 applicants, to display her work in the Worlds of Wonder exhibition, also shown at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.[16]

In December 2016, Farmiga's work as part of CIM began showing at the Ukrainian Museum, where it was exhibited until September 2017.[17] From January to February 2017, her work as part of Abandoned Luncheonette was exhibited at the Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, New York.[18] In April 2018, it was announced that Farmiga was one of twelve visual artists whom had been granted a summer fellowship at the MacDowell Colony.[19]



Year Title Location
2001 objects Marguerite Oestreicher Gallery
2006 'Scape Spinello Gallery
2008 44/55 La Mama Gallery
2009 lives Newman Popiashvili Gallery
2012 Versus La Mama Gallery
2014 Still Life La Mama Gallery
2015 Suite for Pong New Media Gallery
2017 HA HA FRESH La Mama Gallery
2017 Blue Hour Marisa Newman Projects


Year Title Location
2001 Under the Influence Contemporary Arts Center
2003 Enchante Bard College
2004 Serralves Casa Project Serralves Museum
2004 Gallery Exchange: Placemaker Guild & Greyshkul Gallery
2004 Shelters Byrdcliffe Arts Colony
2004 The Reality of Things Triple Candie
2004 ache La Mama Gallery
2005 Something is Somewhere Monya Rowe Gallery
2005 Red White and Blue Spencer Brownstone Gallery
2005 Frisbee Cavalier Hotel
2006 Advent ArtCenter/South Florida
2006 Speed Limit Lower Manhattan Cultural Center
2006 The Tupperware Party Spinello Gallery
2006 At Hand Lower Manhattan Cultural Center
2006 Spiral Huset Tensta Konsthall
2007 Free Frisbee Cirrus Gallery & Cavalier Hotel
2007 M*A*S*H The Helena
2007 Smash and Grab Locust Projects
2007 Red Badge of Courage Newark Arts Council
2007 Dream of Today Steve Turner Contemporary
2008 Brucennial Bruce High Quality Foundation
2008 intransit Moti Hasson Gallery
2008 Where Are We Pearl Gallery
2008 Art Crush Jenny Jaskey Gallery
2008 Zig Zag Hariyat Karakov Gallery
2008 Without Walls Museum 52
2009 Beauty Underfoot Smack Mellon
2009 Unmistakable HERE Arts Center
2009 The Armory Show Socrates Sculpture Park
2010 Made in Rosendale Roos Arts Gallery
2011 Pretty Vacant Brooklyn, New York
2011 Shapeshifters 443 PAS
2011 Thisorganized Susan Inglett Gallery
2012 Graphomania Geoffrey Young Gallery
2013 Almanac Newman Popiashvili Gallery
2013 Eight Ball Geoffrey Young Gallery
2013 Our Backyard Roos Arts Gallery
2013 Screen Play Samuel Dorsky Museum
2014 Worlds of Wonder Samuel Dorsky Museum
2014 Autumn/Flat Light Through An Open Door Dumbo Arts Festival
2016 Dress the Form Derek Eller Gallery
2016 Spirits in the Material World Prizm Art Fair
2016 CIM Ukrainian Museum
2017 Abandoned Luncheonette Jeff Bailey Gallery
2017 Whitney Houston Biennial New York City, New York
2017 Supreme Friction Geoffrey Young Gallery
2017 Rally in the Valley Instar Lodge and September Gallery
2017 CIM Ukrainian Museum
2017 The Transphysics We Knew About... Prizm Art Fair
2018 Indeterminacy Koenig & Clinton Gallery
2018 NADA New York La Mama Gallery


  1. ^ "Personal Details for Adriana O. Farmiga". FamilySearch. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Adriana Farmiga Named Assistant Dean". Cooper Union. October 3, 2017. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Hot Picks: Adriana Farmiga". Smack Mellon. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  4. ^ "About Adriana Farmiga". Retrieved October 31, 2017.
  5. ^ Levy, Julia (February 17, 2012). "A Chat with Adriana Farmiga". Culture Craver. Archived from the original on February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  6. ^ Amateau, Albert (May 3, 2012). "Cooper students, alumni tout ways to avoid tuition". The Villager.
  7. ^ "Made in Rosendale: Adriana Farmiga". Roos Arts. September 18, 2010.
  8. ^ a b "Life After Art School". Rhode Island School of Design. May 17, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Bookhardt, D. Eric (October 23, 2001). "Art Review: Mind Games". Gambit.
  10. ^ Suarez de Jesus, Carlos (November 23, 2006). "Surreal World – Dreamscapes and faux memories dominate a pair of Wynwood galleries". Miami New Times.
  11. ^ "Adriana Farmiga "VERSUS" at LaMama Gallery". Cooper Union. December 20, 2012.
  12. ^ Johnson, Ken (June 18, 2004). "Art in Review; 'The Reality of Things'". The New York Times.
  13. ^ Levy, Alison (September 21, 2008). "EAF08 at Socrates". ArtSlant.
  14. ^ "Thisorganized Exhibition". Tetraktsymag. September 8, 2011.
  15. ^ "Screen Play: Hudson Valley Artists 2013 opens at Dorsky Museum on June 22". State University of New York at New Paltz. April 30, 2013.
  16. ^ "Worlds of Wonder: Hudson Valley Artists 2014 opens with public reception at The Dorsky on June 21". State University of New York at New Paltz. May 12, 2014.
  17. ^ "Works by seven contemporary artists at The Ukrainian Museum". The Ukrainian Weekly. December 9, 2016.
  18. ^ "'Abandoned Luncheonette' at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York". Blouin Artinfo. January 9, 2017.
  19. ^ Russeth, Andrew (April 23, 2018). "2018 MacDowell Fellows Include Nayland Blake, Dawn Clements, Tod Lippy, Clifford Owens, Many More". ARTnews.

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