Naomi Friend is a professional artist in Central Iowa. She makes art about the land and life based on farming, or "agrarian" art. Her work has been shown in solo shows in Iowa and Nebraska, as other group shows. It is recognized in local radio, newspaper, published in Diffusion magazine, and resides in public and private art collections. She has exhibited in various Iowa art festivals will participate in the Des Moines Art Festival in the summer of 2017.
She earned a Masters of Fine Art in Integrated Visual Arts at Iowa State University in 2013 and grew up in the community of Sioux Center, Iowa. Her undergraduate degree is from Dordt College where she studied fine art and graphic design. Naomi works at the Octagon Center for the Arts in Ames, Iowa as the exhibits manager. She loves the outdoors, and lives on a small 3 acre farm north of Ames where she grows flowers for local markets.