cornerstone STUDIOS is pleased to announce the selection of its 2022-23 Studio178 Artist-in-Residence, Farah Mohammad.
Farah Mohammad (b. 1993, Karachi, Pakistan) is a printmaker and installation artist based in NYC. She works in different printmaking techniques to process complex feelings that arise from working with underserved communities and to negotiate her own presence as a Pakistani immigrant in the United States. Some of her most recent works have been sculptural woodcut prints and monotypes of architectural structures in her hometown, Karachi. These structures symbolize resilience. Her process of creating prints, where she breaks images down into shapes around which she builds the main subject, enables her to take an emotional inventory of their personal symbolism.
Through printmaking she combines anthropological research with her fascination with urban architecture. She draws inspiration from images she captures of spaces undergoing change. Through her work she creates a visual reality for herself, where her past and present, her Pakistani and her American identities can all coexist.
Mohammad received her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from Columbia University. She currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Columbia’s School of the Arts. Her exhibition highlights include her solo exhibition at Nyama Fine Art, and group exhibitions at International Print Center New York (IPCNY), The Jewish Museum, ChaShaMa, The Wallach Art Gallery, Field Projects (NYC), and Local Project Art Space (LIC, NY). She was recently the recipient of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Robert Blackburn Printmaking Award (2021), Lucas T. Carlson Grant at Columbia University (2020), and IPCNY's Coursework Award (2020).