detail from current project: The Godmother
Farrah Karapetian is an artist and writer who works on finding individual agency in the face of authority and loss. Her artwork is in public collections that include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco. Through fellowships from the Fulbright Program and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation among others, she has focused her research into the period between the World Wars in the hubs of Moscow, Paris, Mexico City, and New York, when people formed networks of faith and exchange, imagining creative strategies and vocabularies around race, gender, sexuality, and proletarian empowerment. The questions she identifies in these milieus drive her own engagement with communities and herself today. Her writing about visual and civic experience has been recognized by multiple publications and by the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program. She is based in California.