Amjad Faur

Amjad Faur received his BFA from the University of Arkansas and his MFA from the University of Oregon.  He is currently represented by PDX Contemporary Art (Portland). His work is in the collections of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman, Jordan),  Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA), Portland Art Museum, the City of Portland, and Umpqua Community College.

Faur writes: “As an artist simultaneously attempting to navigate photography’s contemporary role in art and populist models of thought as well as its relationship to art history, I find inescapable parallels between the photograph’s exacting abstraction of the world and our inclination to adore them as empirical objects. I am inclined to employ this representational tension as a means to explore both the volatile and mercurial problems of my ancestral background in the Middle East.”