Farida Hughes' lively and intriguing abstract paintings take their inspiration from the gathering and dispersing of crowds, group relationships, and the histories and stories of people. Often arranged as aerial landscapes, shapes group and mingle in response to, and cooperation with, their natural or architectural environment, referenced by the negative spaces in the paintings. Farida's interests in community engagement and growth, relationships, and collective movement, inform her work in oil paint and mixed media. Over time her works have become increasingly metaphorical relating to links and shared stories that we begin to unravel as we get to know one another.
Hughes holds a BA in Studio Art/English from Fordham University and a MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago. Her work has been shown in numerous juried, invitational, and gallery exhibitions, and included in several corporate and private collections.