Farrar Cusomato is a Nashville native, and has a deep love of the hills and haunts of Tennessee and the surrounding regions. Farrar received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of the South at Sewanee, TN, also studying abroad in Florence, Italy through Syracuse University. She received Master’s degrees in Fine Arts and the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Her home and studio are in Fairview, TN, where she complements her studio practice with flower and herb gardening, foraging and wild-crafting from her home’s land and the surrounding wild places. She recently retired from teaching drawing and painting at Vanderbilt University as a Senior Lecturer. Her home and studio are in Fairview, TN. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions.

Curriculum Vitae


  • 2006 MFA- Fine Arts, MS- History of Art and Design Theory and
  • Criticism, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1998 BA- Fine Arts, University of the South, Sewanee, TN
  • 1997 Study Abroad Program, Syracuse University, Florence, Italy


  • Solo Exhibitions:
  • 2017
  • •Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Frontier
  • 2009
  • •Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • •Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT
  • 2005
  • •Spike Gallery, New York, NY, Somnolence
  • Group and Two-Person Exhibitions:


•Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, Begonia Lab, Nashville, TN, curated by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

  • 2019
  • •13th Havana Biennial, Matanzas, Cuba, Intermittent Rivers,
  • curated by Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
  • •Space 204, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University,
  • Nashville, TN, Studio Art Sessions: 2019 Vanderbilt
  • Department of Art Faculty & Staff Exhibition
  • •Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Land Derived Sentiments, curated

  • by Patrick DeGuira

  • 2018

  • •Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC, Contemporary South

  • 2017

  • •Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, New Arrivals
  • 2015
  • •S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, The University of North Carolina
  • Asheville, Asheville, NC, Drawing Discourse: 6th Annual

  • Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing
  • 2014
  • •The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, & Public Policy,
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Department of Art
  • faculty exhibition, On the Edges
  • 2012
  • •OZ, Nashville, TN, Featured Artist
  • 2009
  • •Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art,
  • Design and Film, Nashville, TN, faculty exhibition
  • •Space 204 at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, More Art,

  • Less Filler II: The Faculty Selects
  • •Zeitgeist, at Terrazzo, Nashville, TN, Art in Open Spaces
  • 2008
  • •Edward Carlos Gallery, Sewanee, TN
  • •Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, KY.7 Biennial
  • •Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Dialogues I 2008, painting series
  • 2004
  • •Vener Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • •Spike Gallery, New York, NY, Reality Check
  • •Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY
  • •Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,The Grand

  • Group Show
  • 2001
  • •NorDys Gallery, Birmingham, AL, Grand Opening
  • 2000
  • •Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Winter Showing
  • 1999
  • •Zeitgeist, Nashville, TN, Introductions III: New Artists

  • Series