Sharif Farrag

1993 Born in Reseda, California, USA Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA


2023 MFA, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
2018 BFA, University of Southern California, Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

Hun Kyu Kim & Sharif Farrag, High Art, Arles, France (forthcoming)
Lois Dodd, Sharif Farrag, Adams and Ollman, Portland, USA
Drawings and Vessels, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA 2019 Laugh in the Dark, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
Snooze, in lieu, Los Angeles, USA
Small Ceramic Sculputres and Incense Burners, The Pit, Glendale, California, USA
Hart Street, New Image Art, Los Angeles, USA
I’m New Here, Helen Lindhurst Fine Art Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Smokeless Fire, Gallery1993 at 356 Mission, Los Angeles, USA
Walking in the Street, Dread Lounge, Los Angeles, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Clay Pop, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, USA 
Riders of the Red Horse, The Pit, Glendale, USA
Pacific Coast Ceramics, Galeria Mascota, Aspen, USA
Clay Biennial: The Body, the Object, the Other, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA
Nostos, Matthew Brown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Bad Peach, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA
Alake and Peggy’s Mall, The Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Curated by Alake Shilling and Peggy Noland)
Pot, Adams and Ollman, Portland, Oregon, USA
Natural Space, 818 Arts, Los Angeles, California, USA
Out of Character: Self Imaging Through Narrative, University of Southern California IFT Graduate Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA
Identity Residue, SOLA Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Infinite Content, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Ceramics Showcase, University of Southern California, Taper Hall, Los Angeles, USA Homecoming, Public Storage Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Grid Log, Private Residence, Joshua Tree, USA
PopRiot, University Art Gallery California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, USA Pool Show, Lilly Gallery, Private Residence, Hollywood, USA
USC Annual, Fischer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
Today, Calfironia State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, USA

Awards and Residencies

United States Artist Fellowship, 2022 USA Fellow
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, USA
2018 Long Beach Museum of Art Artist in Residence
California State University Long Beach, Center for Contemporary Ceramics Artist in Residence
Discovery Scholar Award, University of Southern California
Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art
Macomber Travel Grant, University of Southern California

Vankin, Deborah, “United States Artists announces 2022 fellows, including six L.A. area artists”, Los Angeles Times, January 2022
Douglas-Nares, Sasha, “Sharif Farrag: The Person, The Product, or the Power”, Amadeus Magazine, October 2021
Ventura, Kiara Cristine, “Artist Sharif Farrag Considers the Weight of the Vessel,” Cultured Magazine, December 2020.
Heinrich, Will, “A Striking Balance of New and Rediscovered at the Independent Fair, March 2020. 
Hudson, Suzanne, “Sharif Farrag,” Artforum, Sepember, 2020.
Benor, Dalya, “Emerging Artists Down (But Not Out) in L.A., How Five Creatives are Keeping Cool in The City’s Second Lockdown,” Ssense, August 20, 2020.
Aima, Rachel, “Fan Fiction,” Cultured Magazine, May 2, 2020.