Amiri Geuka Farris
M.F.A., Savannah College of Art & Design
Amiri Geuka Farris received his Masters of Fine Art in Painting, with his B.F.A in Illustration and graphic design, from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Amiri’s academic appointments include Professor of Fine Arts Foundations and Graphic Design at Georgia Southern University, at the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, and Professor of Fine Arts, at Savannah State University. He is currently a professor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort where he teaches studio art. Amiri’s works are full of exuberant color and intimate personal experiences. His deep engaging layers invite you to look deeper into the painting, where images and colors dance across the canvas in an energetic display of expression. Amiri’s work has been featured in more than 50 one-person gallery shows and juried museum exhibitions across the U.S., including the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C, and the York W. Bailey Museum at Historic Penn Center National Historic Landmark on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, where he was named the 2008 Artist-of- the-Year. He has steadily created a diverse and inspired body of work that is eagerly collected in private collections throughout the world.