Meet Line, Touch, Trace Artist Kiki Farish

Raleigh artist Kiki Farish recently said in an interview, “I find inspiration in my art from my personal life.” She has been creating a series of works that combine text from sayings she remembers hearing as a child (e.g., “With every joy, you pay in sorrow”) and drawings she makes using charcoal, graphite, or pencil. Farish’s art appears in the NCMA’s exhibition Line, Touch, Trace, a collection of hand-drawn works by 13 North Carolina artists.

In this video Farish explores the relationship between text and imagery. As the artist has said, “Line is so deeply embedded with information.”

The NCMA’s Teen Programs artist-in-residence for the current school year, Kiki Farish helps students explore personal expression and the artistic process through drawing. She has engaged members of the NCMA’s Teen Arts Council–a group of teens from area North Carolina high schools–as well as the larger North Carolina teen community.

Farish facilitates a public art-making activity at the NCMA ArtScene teen event on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Kiki Farish, Move, 2012, graphite on clayboard, 14 x 22 in., Courtesy of the artist, © 2012 Kiki Farish

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