Amiri Farris

Bluffton, SC
Amiri Geuka Farris (M.F.A., painting, 2006; B.F.A., illustration, 1997) is a contemporary artist whose wide range of work encompasses painting, drawing, video, performance and installation. Farris’ art is full of intimate personal experiences, and his art examines issues such as diaspora, culture, memory and perception. Farris’ work has been featured in more than 50 solo and juried exhibitions worldwide, including Washington, D.C. When asked about his inspiration, Farris says, “I like to see artwork that will take one medium and use it to do something else. Artwork that is bold, expressive and completely different.” A SCAD alumnus and foundation studies professor, Farris lives and works in Bluffton, South Carolina.