FARIDA HUGHES is an American abstract artist working in mixed media, oil, and resin paint on panel. She developed her mixed media style after many years of painting with oil paint and experimenting with oil painting mediums. She studied Studio Art and English at Fordham University in New York and received an MFA in Painting from the University of Chicago. Her work is exhibited widely in galleries and art centers and is included in several private and corporate collections, including Target, United Health Group, and Chesapeake Capital. Hughes is a 2013 recipient of an Artists’ Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. She has worked with many arts outreach groups and grass-roots community arts endeavors and is a current Board Member of the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. She currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and maintains her studio in NE Minneapolis.