Miki Carmi, a recent Columbia University MFA graduate (2005), has received notable attention after selling out of his first solo exhibition at Stux Gallery in New York City last year. Carmi works from old family portraits, producing compelling and innovative large-scale paintings of aged heads that float on a white ground. The paint is applied with heavy strokes, so the physical properties mimic the texture and visceral qualities of aged skin. In late 2006, the artist exhibited in a group exhibition with the Stux Gallery titled “Six Degrees of Separation” alongside Chinese artist Wei Dong. Carmi has been featured in New American Paintings: MFA Annual in 2004; and is a recipient of a Brevoort Eickmeyer Grant. In 2005, the artist’s work was noted in an article in Art Review with The New York Times.