South Carolina Arts Commission

South Carolina Arts Commission

Arts Directory

Amiri Farris

SCAD ID - #322


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Contact

amirifarris@me.com
912-247-6678
amirifarris.com

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Discipline

  • Media Arts
  • Visual Art
  • Design Arts

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Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country


About


Amiri Geuka Farris is a contemporary, multidisciplinary artist who uses a wide range of work encompasses painting, drawing, video, performance, and installation.

Farris received his MFA in Painting, with his BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Farris’ academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and Professor of Fine Arts, at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.

Farris’ work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions and juried museum exhibitions across the United States, including the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. and the Smithsonian.


Reviews

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Kim Likins

Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island/Director

Amiri provided a lively interactive art class for our Boys & Girls Club members earlier this month. The children learned about his painting techniques as well as history about Gullah art. It was amazing to see Amiri create a painting in "real time" that was inspired by the children's ideas.

(March 31, 2021)

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Carrie Hirsch

Gullah Museum Marketing Committee Member

Amiri Farris was commissioned by the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island to create a mural on the museum site. He worked closely w/ founder/executive director Louise Cohen & board members on this project. His vast knowledge of the Gullah culture was invaluable. Installation scheduled in early 2021.

(March 19, 2021)

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Alana Adams

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Sr. Dir. of Education

We contracted Amiri to do a zoom artist in residence project at 2 local schools. Materials for the art project were distributed to the schools in advance of the residency, Amiri was very professional in all stages of the process and the students loved working with him. Highly recommend!

(March 18, 2021)

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