Nadine Faraj

Nadine Faraj/ Nadine Faraj

Canada 1977

Figurative Art

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Nadine Faraj
Nadine Faraj
Female
Canada
1977

Nadine Faraj is a Canadian artist best known for her watercolor on paper work, transforming trivializing sex images from magazines into more human versions.

Immediate Intuition

Nadine Faraj - Immediate Intuition, 2012
Nadine Faraj – Immediate Intuition, 2012

Faraj was born in 1977, in Montréal, Canada. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montréal’s Concordia University (on Susan Levin-Woods Award and the Millenium Scholarship) and her Master of Fine Art degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York. During 2008, Nadine took an intensive life and anatomical drawing courses at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. During that time, she attended an apprenticeship with a Canadian artist Yehouda Chaki.

What is characteristic for Faraj’s work is that she deliberately uses such a subtle medium, as watercolor on paper is, just to present some very provocative scenes. By doing so, she creates e certain tension on paper, and she founds it very enjoyable as an artist. A gentle and soft technique she uses and an explicit scene she depicts are juxtaposed as two opposing forces.

Nadine Faraj’s watercolor acts

Nadine Faraj - In Need of the Breath, 2013
Nadine Faraj – In Need of the Breath, 2013

By using this wet technique, Nadine’s work is exposed to color running, bleeding and expanding completely out of artist’s hand or control. But, precisely this is what fascinates Nadine and she enjoys the broad range of this body reconfiguration:

“And I wonder, if I abstract bodies to the edge of recognition, can I reveal the souls that they contain?”

Faraj’s paintings can be found in several private collections in Montréal, New York, Dubai, Lyon…

This artist is represented by Anna Zorina Gallery, where she held a Three Women Exhibition together with Alonsa Guevara and Patty Horing.

Nadine Faraj lives and works in Montréal, Canada.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/group
2015
Three 
Women: Nadine 
Faraj,
Alonsa 
Guevara, Patty 
HoringAnna
Zorina
Gallery,New
 York 
CityGroup
2015
Battle 
of 
The 
MastersOpen
 Gallery,
New
 York 
CityGroup
2015
Side show 
Nation 
III, 
Circle
 The
 WagonsSide show
 Gallery,
New 
York 
CityGroup
2015
POP‐UPGalerie
 Joyce 
Yahouda,
Lower 
East 
Side,
New
 York 
CityGroup
2015
Small 
WorksSidney 
Mishkin
 Gallery,
New
 York 
CityGroup
2014

Un
 événement 
convivialGalerie
 Joyce 
Yahouda, 
MontréalGroup
2013Nadine FGalerie 
Joyce 
Yahouda,
Miel 
Salé, MontréalSolo
2011Bliss 
Lake,
summer project
Ste. Agathe des Monts,
QuébecGroup
2010Image 
In
 Situ
 public
installation
Élément, Québec CitySolo
2010
Creature 
FeatureHeadquarters 
Gallery, 
MontréalGroup
2010Articule
Gallery,
Beacon/Phare,
MontréalSolo
2010Scotia bank 
Nuit 
Blanche 
Toronto
Toronto,
OntarioGroup
2010Helen
 Day 
Art
 Center, Exposed!
Stowe,
VermontGroup
2009
UMA 
public
 installation, dessins
éphémères no.
3
Ontario
Street
East,
MontréalSolo
2009
Poor
 TraitsHeadquarters
 Gallery,
MontréalGroup
2009UMA 
public 
installation, dessins
éphémères
no.
2St‐Laurent
Blvd.,
MontréalSolo
2009Independent 
public 
installation, a 
drawing 
installation:
dessins
éphémères
St. Laurent
Solo
2008
Artower 
Agora 
Gallery show,
Dubai Cairo AthensAthens,
GreeceGroup
2008Dubai
 International 
Art 
Symposium,Dubai,
United 
Arab 
EmiratesGroup
2006Artemano 
Gallery,
live 
painting 
performance
Laval,
QuébecGroup
2002Casa 
De 
Dom
Inacio,Abadiania,
BrazilGroup
2001Petit
 Café 
Campus Yantra,
interactive 
painting
 installation
MontréalSolo
2001Coopérative 
la 
Maison
 Verte
Blessed
 Seeds,
MontréalSolo
2001Art
 Matters,Concordia
 University, MontréalGroup
2001
Concordia 
University’s graduating 
student 
art 
exhibitMAI
 Gallery, MontréalGroup
2000Concordia 
University,
Utility 
Closet,MontréalSolo
1999Nadine FConcordia 
University, Gallery 
X,
MontréalSolo