Jackie Farkas

Jackie Farkas

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Jackie Farkas

I make big, bold, gestural paintings, in bright, vibrant hues with interconnected forms. I was born in Los Angeles and began studying painting and visual art as a teen, taking courses at LACMA, UCLA, and Art Center College. I moved to Berkeley where I graduated with a B.A. with honors and decided to ambitiously pursue my M.F.A. In May 2015 I received my M.F.A. in Studio Art from Mills College at the age of 24. I have exhibited my artwork at locations such as the de Young Museum, the Berkeley Art Center, and the Mills College Art Museum. I have sold pieces to collectors nationally and internationally, including to Bloomingdales. I currently reside in L.A. where I continue to paint in my studio in the heart of the Arts District. Feel free to contact me with any questions via email: jackiefarkasart@gmail.com

Education

B.A. in Practice of Art with Honors, University of California, Berkeley
M.F.A. in Studio Art, Mills College

AWARDS & HONORS
2014-15 Graduate Art Assistantship Stipend, ​Mills College 2013 Graduate Alumnae Scholarship, ​Mills College
Certificate of Excellence in Painting Class of 2013, ​UC Berkeley Phelan Undergraduate Scholarship, ​UC Berkeley
Honors Studio Recipient, ​UC Berkeley

Events

Terra Incognita, Mills College Art Museum , Oakland
Collect! Exhibition and Art Auction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
Parking Lot Art Fai r: SF’s Rogue Art Happe ning, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco AHA! Epiphanies in Art, The Lab , San Francisco
Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
Legacy and Divergence, 111 Minna Gallery , San Francisco
Wunderkamm er: Small Works Art Exhibition, Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley

Exhibitions

2019

GIFC Fair, ​The Hole, ​New York

2018

Maiden LA Launch Party and Fundraiser, T​iger Strikes Asteroid, ​Los Angeles

Open Studios, ​Maiden LA, ​Los Angeles

2016

Mass Domestic, Artists' Television Access, San Francisco

New Quarters, Hayes Valley Art Works, San Francisco

Parking Lot Art Fair: S.F.’s Rogue Art Happening, Fort Mason Center

2015

Collect! 2015 Exhibition and Auction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley

Wunderkammer, Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley

Terra Incognita, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland

Monster Drawing Rally, Southern Exposure, San Francisco

Parking Lot Art Fair: SF's Rogue Art Happening, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

AHA! Epiphanies in Art, The Lab, San Francisco

Legacy and Divergence, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

Jackie Farkas, Firefly, San Francisco

Open Studios, Mills College Graduate Studios (Spring)


2014

Expand: Annual Juried Student Showcase, de Young Museum, San Francisco

Open Studios, Mills College Graduate Studios (Spring and Fall)

Mills M.F.A. Thesis Show Fundraiser, Incline Gallery, San Francisco (Fall)

Mills M.F.A. Thesis Show Fundraiser, Marion & Rose’s Workshop, Oakland (Spring)

2013

Open Studios, Mills College (Fall)

Uncovered Territories, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley

Beginnings, Essentia, Berkeley (4th Street Shopping District)

Jackie Farkas, Gaylord’s, Oakland (Piedmont Avenue Art Walk)

Soul Senses, Awaken, Oakland (Oakland Art Murmur)

2012

Girl Speak, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley (Curator and participating artist)

Hurry Up and Wait, Dogpatch Gallery, San Francisco