Hadiya Finley

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Bird and Girl, 2007 Mixed Media 42 Inches Tall © 2007 Hadiya Finley
Anthony, 1999 Bronze 6 X 10 X 8 © hadiya finley
butterflies, 2002 Mixed 5 Ft Tall © hadiya finley
Bipedalism, 2007 Mixed Installation Varies © hadiya finley
Bird and Babe, 2005 Oil And Graphite On Rice Paper 14 X 11 © hadiya finley
I am Tree, 2008 Bronze 12" High
Walk On Air, 2003 Fiberglass And Resin Installation
China Girl, 2008 Paper Mache 42" High
Chapparel, 2008 Mixed Media, Wood, Teeth, Wire, Fimo 15" X 4" X 3" Apx © 2008
String, 2008 Aqua Resin, Bird, String 42" High © 2008
Quick Facts
New York City
Birth year
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Guangzhou, PRC
Everett Community College, 2002, MFA
California State University, Long Beach, 1972, Credential
Binghamton University, 1968, BA
Representing galleries
Gallery 825 Howell and Green
sculpture, figurative, Bird, female

I grew up in New York City.  My father was a commercial artist and took an interest in my creative abilities.  I attended art workshops with professional artists starting at the age of 5.

So from a very young age I was exposed to many forms of art in workshops, museums and books, I met artists and visited their studios.   I attended the High School of Music and Art as an art major, after which I attended SUNY Binghamton where I majored in studio theater.  After graduation I worked for the New York City recreation Dept and continued to study art at the Art Students’ League and the Educational Alliance with Chaim Gross, who gave me an award.

Since coming to Los Angeles I have continued to study and make art.  I attended the Design, Art and Architecture program at Santa Monica College where I worked with assemblage  artist George Herms, and others,  I received my MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2002.  I have shown in solo and group shows in galleries in Los Angeles and Guangzhou, China.

    My art centers mainly on the female form which I create using a variety of materials both 2 and 3 dimensional.  I present images which may evoke strange feelings and fantastic ideas by juxtaposing materials and content in unique ways.



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