"My recent paintings and sculptures are related to a continuous dialogue between the earth, sky, universe and all living creatures that are inevitably interconnected. It is a universal dialogue of deep understanding and nurturance. Embracing the unknown as an embodiment of the environment and the cyclic phases of existence.. I use texture, color and dimension to convey the stages of motion, fusion and stillness." - Farhana Akhter

     Selected Exhibitions:

     2022   A Solo  Show,  Liberi Fatal - The Guardians,  Chashama Gallery, New York, NY

       2021     Garner Arts Center, Garnersvillen, New York, NY

                        Catskills Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY

                        Market Art & Design, Bridgehampton, NY

                        Curious Configurations, Art Closet Gallery, Chappaqua, New York, NY

       2020      Catskills Art Society Arts Center, Livingston Manor, NY

                         Art Closet Gallery, Chappaqua, NY

                         Broadway Mall Gallery, West Side Artist Coalition, New York, NY

                        The Green Planet Journey, 69 Eldridge Street Gallery, New York, NY

        2019     Miami River Art Fair, Miami, Florida

                        The Barn Gallery, Water Mill, NY

                        DOL Center Art Space, New York

                        New York Art Center Gallery, New York, NY

                       Tui Sensimar Blue Lagoon Palace Hotel Gallery, Thesaloniki, Greece

                      Abstract 8, Virago Art Space, New York, NY

                       Art Expo New York, New York, NY

 

        2018     Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, FL

                         Superfine Art Fair, Art Installation Performance, Miami Beach, FL

                         Poetic Perspectives, Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New York, NY

                         Central Booking Offline Gallery, New York NY

                        Spanish Benevolent Society Gallery, New York, NY

                                   

         2017     Metamorphic Continuum, A Solo Exhibition, Gallery 26, New York, NY

                          Chicas Bonitas, La Retama Library, Corpus Christy, TX

                           Arte News Artists Exhibition, Spanish Benevolent Society Gallery, New York, NY

 

        2016     Floating and Drowning Installation Performance by Monica Jahan Bose,                                                   Role:      Assistant Performer, Satelite Art Show, Miami, FL

                        Highline Open Studios Chelsea Armory Show Arts Week, New York, NY

                        Postcards from the Edge, Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Gallery, New York, NY

 

         2015     Miami River Art Fair, Paul Cabezas Gallery, Miami, FL

                         Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

                          West Chelsea Artists Open Studio, New York, NY

                          Highline Open Studios Chelsea Armory Show Arts Week, New York, NY

                         New York –Tokyo, NIW Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

          2014     Cavalleni Festival, White Box Arts Center, New York, NY

                           Innovation of Beauty, West Park Art Gallery, New York, NY

                            Chelsea Art Walk Open Studio, New York, NY

                            Highline Open Studios Chelsea Armory Show Arts Week, New York, NY

                           Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

         2013    Miami River Art Fair, Paul Cabezas Gallery, Miami, FL

                        New York - London, House Gallery, London, UK

                        Infinite Possibilities, Elena AB Gallery Tribeca, New York, NY

                        ASC Projects Inaugural Show, Gallery 304, New York, NY          

                        MONA – Documenta USA, Museum of New Art, Detroit MI

                        Chelsea Art Walk Open Studio, New York, NY

                       West Chelsea Artists Open Studio, New York, NY

                        Highline Open Studios Chelsea Armory Show Arts Week, New York, NY

                      Melodies of Earth and Sky, Spanish Benevolent Society Gallery, New York, NY

                        The 2013 NYC Mom Show, Chashama 461 Gallery, New York, NY

                        Fantasy of Color, West Park Art Gallery, New York, NY

                        Dream and Allegory, West Park Art Gallery, New York, Ny

                        Beauty and Paradise, West Park Art Gallery, New York, NY

          2012     Infinity Mode, West Park Art Gallery, New York, NY

          2011     Thomas Werner Gallery, New York, NY

         2010     Gallery 220, New York, NY

                           Alternative Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                           Global Fusion Art Space, Garden City, NY

 

         2009     Long Island Artist Open Studio, Hempstead, NY

 

         2008     Noho Gallery, New York, NY

                          Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

                         The Spark, New York, NY

                        Creative Pier Gallery, New York, NY

                        The Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

                        Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

                        The Showroom Gallery, New York, NY

           

         2007     Jeannie Tengelsen Gallery, Dix Hills, NY

                        Vault Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

                       Sapphire Gallery, New York, NY, *Two Person show & *Solo Exhibition

                      Salmagundi Club Gallery, New York, NY

                      Second Presbyterian Church, New York, NY

                      Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

 

      2006     Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

 

       2005     Jonathan Shorr Gallery, New York, NY

                        Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

 

       2004     Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

           

        2003     Broadway Mall Gallery, New York, NY

           

         2002     Studio Art”, Studio Group Gallery, New York, NY

                          Savage Beauty Arts and Crafts, New York, NY

Farhana Akhter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  She migrated to the United States with her family at the age of ten. Since then, she has traveled extensively to countries around the world including visits to her homeland.  She currently lives and works in New York City.

Her mixed media sculptures and paintings explore the transformative journey from chaos to harmony and grace. The found objects incorporated on to the surfaces are symbolic of the transformative process, which combine organic elements such as moss, dried flowers, rice, lentil, nacre with inorganic materials such as plastic, glass, minerals, crystals and metals. The surfaces of the sculptures are textured with clusters of found objects imbedded in acrylic polymer over molded aluminum mesh and then the surface is layered with paint.

Her work represents interactions with the inner and external worlds and cyclic phases of nature and life. Her science based educational background including microbiology, botany and chemistry, influences her work. Her color palette reflects the rich and vibrant hues of her native land and culture. These paintings and sculptures reveal a dialogue to understand the universal struggle to create balance and to transform chaos into harmony and beauty. She is continuing to expand and develop her work into multi-media projects and sculpture installation performances.

She has had numerous exhibitions in various galleries in New York City, Washington DC and including the Salmagundi Club and the Chelsea Museum of Art. Internationally her work has been shown in Canada, London Japan and Greece. Her work has been published and reviewed by Arte News, Studio & Gallery magazine and Santa Fe Art World. The artist’s work is in various collections throughout the world.

Her course of study at the University of Maryland was Bachelors of Science in  Psychology and Arts & Humanities. She has curated several art exhibitions in New York City. She is the Founder of Global Fusion Art, a non-profit organization of multicultural artists and communities committed to cross-cultural understanding and supporting individuals and organizations that provide humanitarian services across the world.