Image Size: 18.5cm x 26cm
Paper Size: 28cm x 35cm
Farina Alam (b. 1971) is a maker of prints and drawings. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi Pakistan, and a Master of Media in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Arts, U.C.L. London UK. In 2016, Alam was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing prize. She has featured in solo shows at the Asia House London UK 2015, as featured artist for London Print Studio London UK 2014, and Koel Gallery Karachi Pakistan 2011. Her work has been part of the “Multiplied,” print fair at Christies Auction House London in 2015 and 2014, “Arte Fiera” Bologna Italy in 2011 and “Art Athina” Athens Greece in 2010. She has shown extensively with the John Martin of London Gallery. In 2002 Farina Alam was the printmaker in residence in Dogliani for the Associazione Piemontese Arte.
“In the process of relocating to London in 1998, my understanding of community, family and home shifted from permanent to transient. In my art practise I am interested by the impact of the journey between destinations. For me the bird in flight evokes the psychological desire to find land and community. I am interested in the issues raised by the pursuit of commonality as an artist, a dual citizen and ex-patriot."