June – August, 2010
Woodward Gallery Project Space
FARO is New York City graffiti/street artist, illustrator, painter & photographer. Born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, he moved to the USA at age 15 to attend school. While his father worked as a journalist in the United Nations, FARO took off with his friends to skateboard and attend heavy metal shows in the city. Over the last five years New York City has been FARO’s playground. With a distinct Mummy trademark, he has steadily been working his way up the ranks of street art. FARO created the iconic Mummy out of a love for drawing characters. His icon has taken on metaphorical significance; it is a reflection of his Egyptian nationality and takes on a playful appearance, mimicking cross-culture ironies and social issues.
FARO’s steadily gaining exposure both on and off the streets. His work has been shown in prominent gallery exhibitions and was featured in Bombin’ magazine (March, 2008). He has also created artwork for bands such as Ninja Sonik, Japanther and Horse the Band.