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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Kariann Fuqua

Instructional Assistant Professor of Art & Director of Museum Studies


MFA, University of Illinois
BFA, Kansas State University


Kariann Fuqua (b. 1976, Oklahoma) is an abstract artist utilizing drawing and painting to investigate the intersection of chaos and control. She received a BFA in painting from Kansas State University and an MFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Her work has been widely exhibited in solo and group shows across the United States including Jenkins-Johnson Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Governors Island (New York, NY), Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago, IL), Byron Cohen Gallery (Kansas City, MO), Manifest Gallery and Drawing Center(Cincinnati, OH), Athens Institute of Contemporary Art (Athens, GA) and was awarded a public commission at McCormick Place (Chicago, IL). She received a Joan Mitchell Foundation full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center and her work was published in New American Paintings and the Artist’s Magazine. She currently lives and works in Oxford, Mississippi where she is an Instructional Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Museum Studies at the University of Mississippi.