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Sedrick E Huckaby

Name

[Huckaby, Sedrick E]
  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Sedrick Huckaby's paintings and drawings metaphorically express universal themes of faith, family, community, and heritage - with a pictorial aggression that approaches relief sculpture.  Huckaby focuses on the subjects of quilts and portraits in his quest to glorify everyday people.  In his own words, “I believe my paintings are done in a language more closely in tune with my soul than the language of my tongue.” 

Huckaby is known for his monumental scale of painting, with his largest painting thus far being his 80 foot long, four-part painting, “A Love Supreme,” painted over a period of eight years, which earned him the Guggenheim Fellowship. Huckaby is also the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, and is the Texas State Artist for 2018.  After earning a BFA at Boston University in 1997, and an MFA from Yale University in 1999, he returned home to live and work in Fort Worth, where he was born in 1975. 

Huckaby has been invited to participate in a number of print residencies, including Brandywine Workshop with his series “The 99%.” This series of 101 individualized lithographs entered the collection of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in 2015, initiating their new practice of collecting contemporary works on paper.  Exhibition catalogues have been published by the Walton Arts Center, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Tyler Museum of Art. He has been featured in numerous publications including “Callaloo: Art & Culture in the African Diaspora”, “The Boston Globe,” and “The New York Times.”   Huckaby’s work has entered the permanent collections of the American Embassy in Namibia; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

He is married to artist Letitia Huckaby and is the father of three children, Rising Sun, Halle Lujah and Rhema Rain Huckaby. He holds the position of Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington.  Sedrick Huckaby is represented by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas.

Professional Preparation

    • 1999 MFA in PaintingYale University
    • 1997 BFA in Painting and DrawingBoston University

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award sponsored by American Academy of Arts and Letters
    • Aug  2018 Distinguished Alumni Award sponsored by Boston University
    • Aug  2018 Juror sponsored by Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
    • May  2017 Official State Two-Dimensional Artist 2018 sponsored by Texas State Senate
    • Apr  2017 Professor of the Year sponsored by Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club
    • Jan  2017 Moss Chumley Award sponsored by Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
    • Aug  2014 Davidson Family Fellowship sponsored by Amon Carter Museum of American Art
    • Aug  2014 Visiting Artist Residency and Fellowship, Brandywine Workshop sponsored by Brandywine workshop
      Achievements:

      Brandywine is a internationally renown printmaking workshop that couples reputable contemporary artist with a master printer to produce a series of prints. Artist are choosen because of the reputation in the artworld. 

    • Feb  2008 Guggenheim Fellowship sponsored by The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

News Articles

Research and Expertise

  • Contemporary Portraiture

    I make portraits of family members, which was a taboo subject in the art world. It was viewed as too easy and personal rather than universal. Contrary to most of the popular trends in the art world, I felt that most issues worth dealing with started out personal and eventually found its way to a more universal audience. Consequently, I created family portraits to show the importance of unpopular, everyday people. The notion that my family is a microbe of the larger human family is the philosophical basis for creating portraits that I hoped would be important to a wide range of people. During the summer of 2012, I had the honor of having Enocio, a 5’ x 7’ painting of my cousin, shown in the New American Wing of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. It is a part of the permanent collection of the museum and, for me, is confirmation that my message is being accepted and understood. 

  • Large-Scale Paintings

    In my first works after graduate school, I began painting large-scale quilt paintings as a way to connect with my African American heritage and to speak about family and life in general. The quilt, an object so prevalent in American culture, was something that many people could identify with. Through paintings of quilts, I was able to discuss issues of race, culture, faith, and gender. The quilt paintings grew more ambitious with each new piece, culminating in the completion of what could be the largest still-life painting in the world, A Love Supreme. The painting was an 80-foot-long piece that took approximately seven years to complete. It dealt with issues of family, African American heritage, African aesthetics, love, and the notion of the universal love of God. The quilt paintings were shown in various museums nationally and eventually earned me a Guggenheim Fellowship to help with the completion of these large-scale paintings. 

  • Public Art

    In the realm of public art, I am working on a piece that embraces community voices entitled “The Last Train.” Stop Six is a predominately Black and Latino community on the east side of Fort Worth, TX. At the intersection of two major streets and in the heart of the community, the Ramey/Stalcup triangle will be a gathering space roughly designed to look like a train stop. In the middle of the space there will be an actual train car, sitting on a literal train track. There will also be a procession of figures drawn on two sides of the train, quietly conversing as they slowly proceed forward. The figures will be drawn on with a sketchy approach, similar to my 99% drawings. Although naturalistic, the figures will have a loose gestural appearance. Some figures will also be visible through the train’s windows as a video component. These figures will reference community personalities telling their stories about its history. I have been working on this project for a few years, and progress is slow but continual. It is slow because public art has so many stakeholders: the community, the city, local officials, and me, the artist. The project is in its final design stages and I am looking forward to the day we break ground. 

  • Community Outreach

    I continue to work on my community-based project, 1913 Wallace Street. It is my grandmother’s old house that is being transformed into an art space. It will be a place that embraces the community and project-oriented art. The house has been a part of my work since 2001, being seen in the painted portraits of family members. Over time, it became the subject of my 2008 show entitled “Big Momma’s House.” Now it will be an active space that not only displays art, but deals with community concerns as well. The first project will deal with the struggles of contemporary Black families, loss, and rejuvenation.  City planners, community leaders, churches, schools, colleges, investors and businesses, artists, and just plain citizens will all be a part of the planning process if things work well. Part of my interaction as an artist is weaving together a plan for cultural and social transformation that all of the entities involved are equally excited about. Though all of this sounds very complicated, it all starts with a single house and a dream. 

Publications

      Exhibition Catalog 2017
      • “Everyday Glory,” exhibition catalogue with essay by Rebecca E. Lawton, Published by Valley House gallery, 2017.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2016
      • 2016  Joe Milazzo, “Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby,” Image: Art, Faith and Mystery, No. 90, Cover and pp. 29-35.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2016
      • “New to the Collection,” Amon Carter Museum of American Art Program, Acquisitions section, August 2015 / January 2016, The 99% - Highland Hills: Halle, The 99% - Highland Hills: Neighbor, and The 99% - Highland Hills lithograph #33 reproduced on pages 8-9.

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • “Works by Local Artist, Sedrick Huckaby, are part of Amon Carter Museum’s new Identity exhibition,”  The Black Voice, March 16, 2016, Pages 2 and 5.

        {Journal Article }
      2016
      • Lauren Samuel Meyn, “Familiar Faces,” 360 West, July 2016, Pages 77-80.

        {Journal Article }

      Popular Press Article 2016
      • “Local Artist Commended in Portrait Competition,” The Star Telegram, March 23, 2016, Page 22A.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2016
      • Catherine D. Anspon, “Must Sees 2016 Dallas Artfair,” Papercity Magazine, April 2016. Number 1 out of 10 artists to see.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2016
      • Catherine D. Anspon, “Big Momma’s House”, Paper City Magazine, November 2016, pp 80 – 83.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Exhibition Catalog 2016
      • “Past and Present: From a Black Artist’s Perspective,”  Exhibition Catalogue, Multicultural Arts Alliance at the George W. Bush Library, Dallas, TX.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2016
      • 2016 “This Postman Collects: The Rapture of Kerry and C. Betty Davis,”  Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries.  Exhibition Catalogue.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2016
      • 2016 The Outwin 2016 American Portraiture Today, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Catalogue, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.  

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2016
      • 2016 Artist Catalogue Sedrick Huckaby, When Old People Talk to Young People.  Published by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2016
      • Sedrick Huckaby, When Old People Talk to Young People.  Published by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, 2016.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Exhibition Review 2016
      • Art Meets World:The Influence of Art on All Ages Documentary Series, Christopher H. Quinn , Executive Producer, www.thinkCQ.com, a 40 minute documentary series focusing on the artist in all of us.

        {Exhibition Review }
      2016
      • Micheal Granberry, “Art Emerges to help heal a wounded Dallas,” The Dallas Morning News, Arts & Life section, July 17, 2016, page 9E.

        {Exhibition Review }

      Popular Press Article 2015
      • Michael Granberry, “Art Notes,” The Dallas Morning News, Guide section, April 5, 2015, page 1E and 9E, Sedrick, Sed, Daddy reproduced on page 9E.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2015
      • Steve Carter, "Family Affair", Patron Magazine, October/November 2015, pages 8, 12, 58, and 59. Sedrick, Sed, Daddy, Sha, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Young Women, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Women in Black, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Four Young Men, and A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Men Standing reproduced.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2015
      • “Celebrating 50 Years:  SMU Meadows Museum,” Dallas Morning News, Friday, April 17, 2015, pp. 1N-3N.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2015
      • Steve Carter, "Family Affair," Patron Magazine, October/November 2015, pages 8, 12, 58, and 59. Sedrick, Sed, Daddy, Sha, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Young Women, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Women in Black, A Dialogue with Unknown People: Four Young Men, and A Dialogue with Unknown People: Two Men Standing reproduced.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2015
      • Rick Brettell, “Compare & Contrast,” The Dallas Morning News, Arts & Life section, November 2, 2015, pages E1 and 6E.

        {Popular Press Article }

      Book 2015
      • Sims, Lowery Stokes, Common Wealth:  Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, First Edition, MFA Publications, 2015.

        {Book }

      Newsletter Article 2015
      • Devin Dakota, “Visiting artist uses portraits for social comment,” North Texas Daily, April 8, 2015.

        {Newsletter Article }

      Exhibition Catalog 2015
      • 2015 Artist Catalogue Sedrick Huckaby, Portraits of Community: Hidden in Plain Sight.  Published by Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Journal Article 2015
      • “New to the Collection,” Amon Carter Museum of American Art Program, Acquisitions section, August 2015 / January 2016, The 99% - Highland Hills: Halle, The 99% - Highland Hills: Neighbor, and The 99% - Highland Hills lithograph #33 reproduced on pages 8-9.

        {Journal Article }

      Exhibition 2014
      • XIV Faculty Biennial Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Painted Faces, Sherman Smith Family Gallery, Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Couples: Half and Half, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Couples: Half and Half, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Lone Star Portraits, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Sedrick Huckaby, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, The University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

        {Exhibition }
      2014
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Family, Faith, and Art, Visiting Scholar Series, Tad Bird Honors College, All Saints’ Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas

        {Exhibition Review }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Jeri Mills, “Exhibit Explores African American People: Sedrick Huckaby’s work at Cole Center,” The Daily Sentinel, August 3, 2014, pp. 1B, 2B.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • “Mechanical Hall Gallery highlights prints from Brandywine Workshop,” UDaily, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, August 19, 2014. Available from http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2015/aug/renderings-081914.html

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • “Texas Faces by Texas Artists: Lone Star Portraits,” Amon Carter Museum of American Art Program, August 2014/January 2015, page 19.

        {Journal Article }

      Popular Press Article 2014
      • Megan Voeller, “The Fabric of His Lives,” Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, A+E section, February 20 - February 26, 2014, page 27, A Love Supreme illustrated.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • Deborah Fleck, “Forth Worth: Artist to work with students at All Saints’,” Dallas Morning News, Metro section, March 11, 2014, page 3B.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • Rick Brettell, “Year in Review: Rick Brettell’s Top Five Exhibitions,” The Dallas Morning News, Arts & Life section, December 22, 2014, pages 1E and 6E, Mary, Mary-Lu, Missionary Parker, Ruthie, Pearl, Granny, Jerome, Shorty, and Roy Lester, Fat-Brown, Daddy reproduced on page 6E. Available from http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/arts/headlines/20141221-year-in-review-the-top-exhibitions-at-d-fw-museums-in-2014.ece

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • Cate McQuaid, “BU’s Abstract Ace Shows His Stripes,” The Boston Globe, Arts section, December 3, 2014, page 4G, Sedrick, Sed, Daddy and Rising, Sunny, Son reproduced.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • Cate McQuaid, “BU’s abstract ace shows his stripes,” Boston Globe, December 2, 2014.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • Rick Brettell, “The Year in review:  The top exhibitions at D-FW musuems in 2014,” The Dallas Morning News, December 21, 2014.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2014
      • “Sedrick Huckaby Exhibit Opening Sept. 12, 2014 (5 Images), Northwest Ankansas Democrat Gazette.

        {Popular Press Article }

      Exhibition Review 2014
      • Rick Brettell, “Dallas Art Fair Offers Variety, Abundance,” Dallas Morning News, Guide section, April 17, 2014, page 3E, Hallie - Welcome - Glory reproduced.

        {Exhibition Review }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2014
      • "Sedrick Huckaby," in Callaloo: Art & Culture in the African Diaspora, Charles Henry Rowell, Editor, Volume 37, no. 4, Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, Sponsored by Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2014, pages 965-968, Diabetes, Halle Lujah, Our Brokenness #1, and Shekhinah Glory reproduced.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Exhibition Catalog 2014
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Portraits of Community: Hidden in Plain Sight, exhibition catalogue, essay by Andrea Packard, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2014.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2014
      • Callaloo, “Sedrick Huckaby,” Volume 37, Number 4, Art 2014, pp. 965-968.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Exhibition 2013
      • Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • ARTEXPO 2013, NOADA, (Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association), Transformer Station, Cleveland, Ohio (Thomas French Gallery)

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Suitable Subjects: Contemporary Still Lifes, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Houston Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Everyday Grace: Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, Massachusetts

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Hidden in Plain Sight, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania (catalogue)

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Hidden in Plain Site, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas (guest artist installation)

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Everyday Glory, Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas

        {Exhibition }
      2013
      • Sedrick Huckaby: Everyday Grace, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas

        {Exhibition }

      Popular Press Article 2013
      • Ascendant Visualists: Eight Emerging Dallas Artists, “A mound of quilts and honoring Big Momma: SedrickHuckaby,” Papercity, May 2013.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • Peter Simek, “Quilted Together,” D Magazine,July 2013, pages 131-132, Hidden in Plain Site reproduced, also at http://frontrow.dmagazine.com/2013/07/art-review-at-amon-carter-two-artists-from-different-generations-approach-a-shared-history/

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • “On The Town,” D Magazine Home, September-October 2013, page 68, Hidden in Plain Site reproduced.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • Lauren Smart, “Noted,” Patron Magazine, December 2013 - January 2014, pages 34 and 36, Letitia and Halle reproduced on page 34.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • Steve Carter, “Mix-Masters: At 20 years, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary combines the best of local, national, and international artists,” Patron Magazine, December 2013 - January 2014, pages 54-59, A Love Supreme “Summer” panel reproduced on page 59.

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • Steve Carter, “Family Matters,” Modern Luxury Dallas, Art & Culture section, December 2013, pages 20, 26 and 76, Self Portrait, Midst the Blues, The 99% - Highland Hills: Ruthie, and The Day My Son Was Born reproduced. Available from http://www.modernluxury.com/modern-luxury-dallas/story/family-matters

        {Popular Press Article }
      2013
      • Rick Brettell, “Meet the Family,” The Dallas Morning News, Arts & Life section, December 9, 2013, pages 1E and 6E, Sammy, Sam, Sammy Lee, Alice, Prophetess Brown, Ruthie, Pearl, Granny, Hallie - Welcome - Glory, and Letitia and Halle reproduced. Available from http://www.dallasnews.com/entertainment/columnists/rick-brettell/20131207-art-review-sedrick-huckabys-big-mama-and-family-at-valley-house-gallery.ece

        {Popular Press Article }

      Exhibition Catalog 2013
      • Nicole Vanchieri and Sarah Vogelman, Sedrick Huckaby: Hidden in Plain Sight, exhibition catalogue,2013, List Gallery, Swarthmore College.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2013
      • Audrey French, “Thomas French Fine Art Spring Preview,” CAN Journal (Collective Arts Network / Cleveland) Spring 2013, page 33.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2013
      • “Q&A with Sedrick Huckaby,” Amon Carter Museum of American Art Program, August 2013, pages 4-5, Hidden in Plain Site reproduced.

        {Journal Article }

      Exhibition 2012
      • Curate. Collaborate: Cura! Cura! Cura!, collaboratively curated by J R Compton and Terry Hays, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Respect: Artists Invite Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Sedrick Huckaby, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, Texas
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Faith & Family: Paintings by Sedrick Huckaby, The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Me, We: A Portrayal of the Fibers of Life, Featuring Letitia Huckaby and Sedrick Huckaby, presented by the Irving Black Arts Council, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas
        {Exhibition }
      2012
      • Espoused, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
        {Exhibition }

      Exhibition Catalog 2012
      • Fireflies: Keith Carther / Sedrick Huckaby: Faith and Family, exhibition catalogue, 2012, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University.

        {Exhibition Catalog }
      2012
      • Espoused, exhibition catalogue, 2012, Beaumont: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, pp 18, 19, 45.

        {Exhibition Catalog }

Presentations

    • September  2018
      Recent Works
      Guest Speaker at Boston University.
    • June  2018
      An Evening with Sedrick Huckaby
      Lecture at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.
    • June  2018
      Target Texas: What Inspires
      Huckaby was a panelist the Museum of South Texas, in conjunction with a group exhibition.
    • March  2018
      Oso Bay Biennial: Realism Redux
      Huckaby was a panelist during the Oso Bay Biennial at TAMU -CC Campus.
    • November  2017
      Call and Response
      Lecture at the Kendall College of Art and Design Career Symposium.
    • October  2017
      Guest Speaker
      Guest Speaker at the TASA (Texas Association of Schools of Art) Conference at the University of Texas at Arlington.
    • March  2017
      Louis Mohollen Lectureship at Abington Hospital
      Maureen Frye, director of the hospital’s Center for Patient Safety and Health Care Quality, invited Sedrick Huckaby for the Abington Hospitals annual Louis Mohollen Lecture. Huckaby visited patients, drawing their portraits and interviewing them about their illnesses. He displayed 9 drawings of 10 patients and discussed the work at the lecture. 
    • March  2017
      Gallery Talk
      Gallery Talk in conjuction with the exhibition The 99% at Steven Harvey Gallery.
    • January  2017
      Guest Speaker
      Guest Speaker at the Clark Art Institute at Williams College.
    • May  2015
      Traditional Painting and the Contemporary Eye
      Gallery Talk at the Meadows Muesum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2015
    • April  2015
      Discussion with Sedrick Huckaby and Brian Garner
      When: Friday, April 3rd from 9-9:50amWhere: UNT Denton Campus, ART 226 Co-sponsored by Art Education / Art History, Core Drawing, Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS), Printmaking, the Gallery Visiting Artist and Scholar Committee (GVASC), and P.R.I.N.T Press.
    • March  2014
      Sedrick Huckaby: Family, Faith, and Art
      In partnership with Valley House Gallery, the All Saints’ Episcopal School Tad Bird Honors Collegepresented SEDRICK HUCKABYas part of the Visiting Scholar Series. For two weeks, Huckaby worked with All Saints students, grades PK-12, on art and the creative process. Throughout his visit, 10 original works of Huckabys art were hung in the Upper Schools Martin Commons. A reception, lecture and exhibit was hosted on campus for parents and community members Wednesday, March 26. Early Childhood: Quilt Project Sixth Grade Art, Middle School Art Class, Upper School Art Class(es):Creative Collaboration Honors College Workshop: Creativity in Leadership Upper School Eucharist and Convocation: Creativity Without Fear of Judgment Reception, Artist Lecture and Exhibition: Family, Faith and Art
    • January  2014
      Artist Talk about “Everyday Glory”
      Gallery talk about “Everyday Glory”  exhibition.
    • August  2013
      Sedrick Huckaby Lecture
      Lecture, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, August 3, 2013
    • May  2013
      Interview with Krys Boyd on Think, KERA, National Public Radio, May 20, 2013
      Interview with Krys Boyd on Think, KERA, National Public Radio, May 20, 2013
    • May  2013
      Art + Spirit: Artist Sedrick Huckaby, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
      Art + Spirit: Artist Sedrick Huckaby, Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas
    • January  2011
      Houston Fine Arts Fair
      George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
    • January  2011
      The Good Earth
      Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas
    • January  2011
      Influence
      Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas
    • January  2011
      Dallas Art Fair
      Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    • January  2011
      Sedrick Huckaby: When Old People Talk To Young People
      Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas
    • January  2011
      A Legacy of Love & Freedom: Quilt Paintings by Sedrick Huckaby
      Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler Texas
    • January  2011
      Sedrick Huckaby and Barbra Riley
      The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
    • January  2010
      Sustenance, an exhibition of site specific installations
      337 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, Texas ( organized by Stephan Lapthisophon and Ann Lawrence)
    • January  2010
      Drawing on the Past: Selections from the Bobbie and John Nau Collection of Texas of Texas Art
      The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas
    • January  2010
      Art Chicago
      Merchandise Mart, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
    • January  2010
      New Works: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
      Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
    • January  2010
      Recent Acquisitions of Prints and Drawings
      McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas
    • January  2010
      Sedrick Huckaby: From Earth to Heaven
      The Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
    • January  2010
      Sedrick Huckaby: A Love Supreme
      The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
  • Past
    •  
      Sedrick Huckaby: Family, Faith and Art

      In partnership with Valley House Gallery, the All Saints’ Episcopal School Tad Bird Honors Collegepresented SEDRICK HUCKABYas part of the Visiting Scholar Series. For two weeks, Huckaby worked with All Saints' students, grades PK-12, on art and the creative process. Throughout his visit, 10 original works of Huckaby's art were hung in the Upper School's Martin Commons. A reception, lecture and exhibit was hosted on campus for parents and community members Wednesday, March 26.

      Early Childhood: Quilt Project
      Sixth Grade Art, Middle School Art Class, Upper School Art Class(es):
      Creative Collaboration
      Honors College Workshop: Creativity in Leadership
      Upper School Eucharist and Convocation: Creativity Without Fear of Judgment
      Reception, Artist Lecture and Exhibition: Family, Faith and Art

  • Past
    •  
      An Evening with Sedrick Huckaby
      Sedrick Huckaby, former art instructor for President Bush, will join us on Monday, June 11 at 7 p.m. for a seminar and demonstration. Mr. Huckaby is a distinguished artist and professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is known for his techniques in monumental scale, heavy layers of paint, interplay of light and shadow and a sense of soft texture that defies the hardness of the thick impasto on canvas. The seminar and demonstration will take place at the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, adjacent to the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium.

Projects

  • 2016
    • July 2016 to Present The Welcome Space

      In this project I will use a shaped concrete park bench as my base, and creating a ceramic tile surface that mimics a quilted surface. Modifications to the bench will happen first to get the shape of the stone to a more particular couch-like shape. The final piece will look like a quilted surface with images of important historical neighborhood members drawn or etched into some of the patches. 

      I will have a professional ceramic artist to guide me through the process. Artist Earline Green has been very successful in achieving believable ceramic quilt-like surfaces and is willing to help in the guidance process.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Sedrick Huckaby
  • 2013
    • May 2013 to Present 1913 Wallace Street

      The Wallace Street Project involves restoration of the home and making a body of artwork that will be exhibited in the restored residence. Hallie Carpenter and her house were the subject of a tremendously successful 2008 show entitled "Big Mommas House."  It sold the majority of its sixty plus works, and created interesting dialogue about family.  Although works can be sold, none will be sold at the house.  Interested collectors will contact Valley House Gallery, in Dallas, in regards to sales.  Revenues will help to fund future projects and the transitioning homeless families. In the end, the house will be a artist designed space that will house one homeless family at a time, helping them to get back on their feet.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Sedrick Huckaby
  • 2011
    • Sept 2011 to Present Stop Six: "The Last Train"

      The Stop Six community gets its name from being the last stop in Fort Worth and the sixth stop on the inner urban train line that ran between Fort Worth and Dallas in the early 1900s. Some of the first settlers were a proud group of African American people, many of which were people of faith. The early settlers built homes, churches and businesses and some were even ranchers. Since then the community has gone through great changes, both good and bad. In recent years a struggling economy and its related negative components have produced a stifling effect on the community while the influx of migrant workers have added to its diversify. Yet, at the heart of this community there are people who have a proud heritage and are hopeful for a positive future.  Stop Six is home to Dunbar Middle and High schools, " The Wild Cats", as well as numerous other renowned schools in the area. Most importantly it is home to a people who exemplify a story of hope.

      My design for the Stop Six Traffic Triangle is called " The Last Train". It speaks to the communitys concerns and the FWAC Workshops suggestions. The Ramey, Stalcup triangle will be a gathering space roughly designed to look like a train stop. In the middle of the space there will be an actual train car, sitting on a literal train track. There will also be a procession of figures drawn on two sides of the train, quietly conversing as they slowly proceed forward, in the process of boarding. The figures will be painted or drawn on with a sketchy, approach.  Although naturalistic in appearance, the figures will have loose gestural appearance. Some figures will also be visible through the train’s windows.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Sedrick Huckaby

Support & Funding

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    • Jan 2017 to Present Moss Chumley Award sponsored by  - $2500

Recordings

Exhibitions

  • 2018
    • Feb 2018 Drawing and Painting the Figure – Ellen Soderquist and Sedrick Huckaby

      Two person exhibition at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition

      Group exhibition in New York, NY.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • May 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Ceremonial Exhibition

      Work by New Members and Recipients of Awards in New York, NY.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Mar 2018 Lineage: Select Texas Faculty and their Students

      Group exhibition at the Oso Biennial XX: Realism Redux, Weil Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • May 2018 Target Texas: What Inspires

      Group Exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2018 The 2018 Evolution Art Exhibit

      Group exhibition in Dallas City Hall

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2018 Art Heist 2018 Exhibition

       Group exhibition at the Community Art Center, Fort Worth, Tx

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2017
  • 2016
    • May 2016 Three Forbidden F Words: Faith, Family, and Fathers

      Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Dallas, Texas

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2016 Robert Pruitt: New Work &Contemporary Portraiture

      The Gallery at UTA is pleased to present two complementary exhibitions showcasing contemporary portraiture. Benito Huerta, Curator and Director of The Gallery at UTA, selected Robert Pruitt’s drawings and the diverse works in the associated group show to illustrate the ways contemporary artists continue to update and reinterpret a mainstay of art historical practice: the portrait. 

      Alongside Pruitt’s work, a sampling of seventeen regional artists, such as Luis Jimenez, Angela Fraleigh, Cesar Martinez, David McGee and others, who utilize portraiture in a variety of media and styles, is being displayed concurrently.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2016 A Selection of Semi-Finalists of the Boochever Portrait Competition, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.

      An exhibition featuring works from the four recognized artists in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. 

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Mar 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

      The exhibition opens March 12, 2016, and is on display at the National Portrait Gallery through January 8, 2017.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Apr 2016 Identity, Amon Carter Musuem of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas.

      Identity explores how identity in American culture is often as much about how people present themselves to the world as it is externally determined. Exploring community, celebrity, and individual identity through portraiture from the Amon Carter’s permanent collection, the exhibition highlights the exciting new acquisitions of Sedrick Huckaby’s The 99% and Glenn Ligon’s print series Runaways. Whereas Huckaby engaged with and depicted 101 members of his neighborhood to uncover how their individual personalities were reflective of a larger community identity, Ligon explored the notion that individual identity is often culturally determined. Their works—in combination with prints and photographs of and by public figures such as Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, statesman Martin Luther King Jr., and painter Georgia O’Keeffe—show the various personas individuals adopt. Together, these portraits represent the fluid and constantly shifting role of identity in society from the twentieth to the twenty-first century. 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2016 Letitia Huckaby & Sedrick Huckaby: Call and Response

      Two Person Exhibition at The Cody Center Gallery at Laity Lodge, Leakey, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Apr 2016 Sedrick Huckaby: The 99%

      Exhibition at UNT ArtSpace Dallas, University of North Texas, Dallas, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Jan 2016 Sedrick Huckaby

      Exhibition at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2016 Three Forbidden "F" Words: Faith, Family, and Fathers

      Solo Show at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2015
    • Jan 2015 LA Art Show, art fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California (Thomas French Fine Art)

      The LA Art Show embraces its role as the regions preeminent art fair and emerges as the annual civic celebration of the visual arts.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Jan 2015 Fare Thee Well, UTSA Main Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

      Fare Thee Well curated by Clay McClure and Connie Swann explores iconography deeply rooted in the Southern landscape, fetish objects and collective memory. Artists featured in the exhibit include Robbie Barber (Waco), Ben Davis (Denton), Dyan Green (San Antonio) and Sedrick Huckaby (Arlington).

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Oct 2015 Reunion: XV Faculty Biennial and Invited Alumni Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA

      The Gallery at UTA, The University of Texas at Arlington, is pleased to present its fifteenth Faculty Biennial, a showcase of recent work created by the Department of Art and Art History faculty. Scheduled every two years, this exhibition presents a sampling of what the art professors accomplish in their creative endeavors outside the classroom. This year, to honor and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the College of Liberal Art, the exhibition also includes alumni selected by each faculty member to exhibit alongside their former teachers. This special reunion show will take place in two venues: The Gallery at UTA in the Fine Arts Building, and Gallery West in the Davis Street Studio Art Center. The concurrent exhibitions feature 35 faculty members and 26 invited art graduates showing diverse work in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass, printmaking, film/video, digital imaging and visual communication. 

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2014
    • Dec 2014 Renderings: New Narratives and Reinterpretations

      A group show at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

      Drawn from the Philadelphia-based Brandywine Workshop, Renderings examines contemporary prints produced by artists from the African-American and African diaspora.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Nov 2014 Flow Into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist

      The Lone Star State is home to phenomenal artists who create work that excites, challenges, and expands the minds of their audiences. Some of the most accomplished Texas artists live and work in East and North Texas. Just like the rest of us, they sometimes fall in love and marry.

      When two artists marry, the art they produce either together or individually can be amusing or spiritual, vibrant or serene, but always connected in some way.

      Flow into the Mystic features the work of six married couples – twelve artists who open their lives for us to share. The artists spotlighted are Jack and Vera Barnett, Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, Dewane and Alexis Serio Hughes, and James R. and Philana Oliphant Pace.

      Tyler Museum of Art

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Oct 2014 Convergence

      The Boston University School of Visual Arts presents its first large-scale alumni exhibition showcasing alumni working in a variety of media and at all stages of career. Guest curated by New York-based artist Andrea Champlin.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Oct 2014 60th Anniversay

      Group exhibition at Vallery House Gallery & Sculpture Galrden in Dallas, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Nov 2014 MAC@20 Part II

      In celebration of The MAC’s 20th Anniversary Season we will hold a two-part group exhibition featuring artists who have held solo exhibitions or been part of a curated group exhibition. In May 2014, MAC@20 Part I included exhibiting artists from 1994 through 2004. In November 2014, MAC@20 Part II will include exhibiting artists from 2005 through 2013.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Sept 2014 Masterful Marks: An Exploration of the Medium of Drawing

      A group exhibition at Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden in Dallas, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • May 2014 Lone Star Portraits

      Group exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Aug 2014 Sedrick Huckaby: Quiet Dialogues

      Solo Show at the Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches, Texas.

      [Refereed/Juried]
    • Aug 2014 Just A Few Patches

      Solo show at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Other Creative Activities

  • 2018
    • Artist Residency
      • Aug 2018 Elaine de Kooning House Residency

        Sedrick Huckaby will work on a series of large-scale quilt paintings at the Elaine de Kooning House residency in Fall 2018.

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      • June 2018 In Situ Artist Residency

        A residency located in Tuscany, Italy. 

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
  • 2015
    • Rubenstein Gallery Guest Artist Program, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C.
      • Sept 2015 Guest Artist

        The Rubenstein Gallery Guest Artist Program this year  features works from the four  recognized artists in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. 

        Alison Elizabeth Taylor was raised in Las Vegas and currently resides in Brooklyn. Alison is well-known for reinvigorating the Renaissance craft of marquetry, or intarsia wood inlay, and mashes marquetry and paint in unprecedented ways creating a new perspective on painting. She received her M.F.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts. 

        Louie Palu is a Canadian-born award winning documentary photographer whose work examines social and political issues such as human rights, conflict, and poverty. Louie graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design University.

        Sedrick Huckaby is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and received his BFA from Boston University and MFA from Yale. His artwork is inspired by his family, faith, and African-American heritage. His project, the 99%, is a series of lithographs that depict people from his neighborhood. 

        Jefferson Pinder is a Chicago based video/performance artist who seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. Inspired by soundtracks, Jefferson utilizes hypnotic popular music and surreal performances to underscore themes dealing with Afro-Futurism, physical endurance and blackness. Jefferson received his BA in Theatre and MFA in Mixed Media from the University of Maryland. He also studied at the Asolo Theatre Conservatory in Sarasota, Florida.

        [Refereed/Juried]
    • P.R.I.N.T. Residency
      • Aug 2015 Visiting Artist

        P.R.I.N.T Press acts as a creative research catalyst, providing a fertile environment for innovative collaborative printmaking by bringing together recognized artists, students, printmakers and acting as a resource for both traditional and experimental techniques.

        [Non-refereed/non-juried]
    • Print Residency, Tarrant County College South Campus, Fort Worth, Texas
      • Aug 2015 Resident Artist
        [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Students Supervised

  • Master's
    • Present
      Through my involvement as his primary graduate adviser and his exceptional work ethic, Spencer has risen to become a star student, winning multiple awards and excelling in the program. 
  • Undergraduate
    • Present
      Charles was an exceptional student at a local community college and needed to continue forward with his education. I helped to mentor him and transition him into the program at UTA. He has proven to be a student who excels and inspires the other students.  
    • Present
      Kim has flourished in the UTA Painting program and secured a place in the Yale Norfolk Summer Program in 2017, supported with my recommendation.
    • Present
      Riley Holloway is another bright student whom I have been mentoring. Riley is probably the most talented young artist that I have seen in recent years in the entire region. Riley has exhibited professionally in galleries, and has won numerous young artist awards. I encouraged him to get back into school to gain a professional degree in fine art, and he will be starting back at UTA this Fall 2017.

Peers Mentored

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    Duration : July 2015 to Aug 2017
    It was a great honor when Francisco asked me to write a statement for a catalogue that was being published of his first solo exhibition called, "Slates.” Later, I participated in an exhibition that dealt with mentors and protégés when he asked me to show with him. 

Courses

      • ART 5371-001 Research in Painting

        This course is designed to allow graduate students to create a personal plan of artistic exploration under the guidance and tutelage of an individual faculty member. The student will create a focused exploration, seeking to advance their work formally and conceptually. Through constant critique, conversation and intense studio work the student will endeavor to achieve the agreed upon goals of their study. Each student’s goals are purposed to help the student become conceptually and formally sound and as exact as possible to the students artistic aspirations. The goal of the study is also to achieve a high degree of excellence when compared to their peers in the larger art world.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 5371-001 Research in Painting

        This course is designed to allow graduate students to create a personal plan of artistic exploration under the guidance and tutelage of an individual faculty member. The student will create a focused exploration, seeking to advance their work formally and conceptually. Through constant critique, conversation and intense studio work the student will endeavor to achieve the agreed upon goals of their study. Each student’s goals are purposed to help the student become conceptually and formally sound and as exact as possible to the students artistic aspirations. The goal of the study is also to achieve a high degree of excellence when compared to their peers in the larger art world.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING

        This class is designed to teach students how to manage a rigorous profession as artist. Students will not only create paintings, they will also keep an art journal containing daily entrees and notes about their work. This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a cohesive body of work.  An artist statement will also be written in conjunction with this group of paintings. The body of work will include a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series (3’ x 4’). Additionally, a series of two fusion paintings (24” x 36”) and three variation paintings (24” x 36) will be created. The students will also read a specified book, and write a one-page reaction paper. 

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 BEGINNING PAINTING

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4392-004 Contemporary Portraiture

        Contemporary Portraiture will explore new ways of approaching the portrait in the 21st century. While drawing and painting are the predominate media, multimedia will also be explored. Through class lectures and presentations the class will learn about different contemporary artists who use portraiture as an expressive form of art. In the first assignment traditional things like facial anatomy and achieving a likeness, proportions and formal rigor will be discussed and executed. In the following project students will create two contemporary portraits using methods and/or conceptual components that are unique to the present day and age. The third class assignment will be the portrait project, an exploratory class assignment in which students explore various approaches to portraiture. The aim of the assignment is to identify a unique conceptual point of view with the project and to discover the most effective types of media for each student to employ in the work. This project will demand the use of faster exploratory methods. The final project will involve creating one extremely large portrait. (4’ x 6’ or larger) The resulting paintings will not only deal with the portrait, but it will deal with larger issues as well. The aim of this class is to help students learn how to make portraiture a viable part of their artistic repertoire.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING

        Description of Course Content: Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4392-004 SPECIAL STUDIES

        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model.  The students will use traditional painting, planar painting and hybrid styles in their work. Oils, acrylic and various drawing media will be the selected material while canvas, cradle panels, paper and drafting vellum are the various supports/surfaces. Students are expected to learn anatomical vocabulary, anatomical features and how to draw a structurally correct figure. Students are also expected to achieve concise similarities in color, form, values, space, etc.  All formal and compositional concerns will be considered and are an essential aspect of the coarse. The students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary figurative artist. Students will learn traditional and contemporary approaches to figure painting as well.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 BEGINNING PAINTING

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING

        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns.  The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series (3’ x 4’)  , a series of two fusion painting (24” x 36”) , a series of three variation paintings (24” x 36”)  and seven small weekly paintings (8” x 10”). The students will also write an artist statement explaining their body of work.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING

        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns.  The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series ( 3’ x 4’)  , a series of two fusion painting (  24” x 36”) , a series of three variation paintings (24” x 36”) ,  seven small weekly paintings ( 8” x 10”) . There will be an assignment to do a brief presentation on an influential artist.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 Beginning Painting

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4392-004 Life Painting

        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model.  The students will use traditional painting, planar painting and hybrid styles in their work. Oils, acrylic and various drawing media will be the selected material. While canvas, cradle panels, paper and drafting vellum are the various supports/surfaces. Students are expected to learn anatomical vocabulary, anatomical features and how to draw a structurally correct figure. Students are also expected to achieve concise similarities in color, form, values, space, etc.  All formal and compositional concerns will be considered and are a essential aspect of the coarse. The students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary figurative artist. Students will learn traditional and contemporary approaches to figure painting as well.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 Beginning Painting

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Document
      • ART 4371-001 Advanced Painting

        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns.The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series ( 3’ x 4’), a series of two fusion painting (24” x 36”) , a series of three variation paintings (24” x 36”) ,eight small weekly paintings ( 8” x 10”) . There will also be an assignment to do a brief presentation on an influential artist.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 Beginning Painting

        : Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4392-004 Art 4392-004

        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model.  The students will use traditional painting, planar painting and hybrid styles in their work. Oils, acrylic and various drawing media will be the selected material while canvas, cradle panels, paper and drafting vellum are the various supports/surfaces. Students are expected to learn anatomical vocabulary, anatomical features and how to draw a structurally correct figure. Students are also expected to achieve concise similarities in color, form, values, space, etc.  All formal and compositional concerns will be considered and are a essential aspect of the coarse. The students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary figurative artist. Students will learn traditional and contemporary approaches to figure painting as well.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 2371-002 Art 2371-002

        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING
        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns. The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series ( 3’ x 4’) , a series of two fusion painting ( 24” x 36”) , a series of three variation paintings (24” x 36”) , ten small weekly paintings ( 8” x 10”) . There will be an assignment to do a brief presentation on an influential artist.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-004 SPECIAL STUDIES
        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model. The students will use traditional painting, planar painting and hybrid styles in their work. Oils, acrylic and various drawing media will be the selected material while canvas, cradle panels, paper and drafting vellum are the various supports/surfaces. Students are expected to learn anatomical vocabulary, anatomical features and how to draw a structurally correct figure. Students are also expected to achieve concise similarities in color, form, values, space, etc. All formal and compositional concerns will be considered and are a essential aspect of the coarse. The students will be introduced to both traditional and contemporary figurative artist. Students will learn traditional and contemporary approaches to figure painting as well.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING
        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING
        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns. The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series ( 3’ x 4’) , a series of two fusion painting ( 24†x 36â€) , a series of three variation paintings (24†x 36â€) , ten small weekly paintings ( 8†x 10â€) . There will be an assignment to do a brief presentation on an influential artist.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1307-002 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
        This class is an introduction to the basic principles and materials of drawing from observation. We will explore the concepts of line, mark, value, texture, perspective, proportion, and composition. We will discuss best practices for drawing, basic drawing materials and safety issues in the use of some drawing materials.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING
        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-001 Research in Intermedia
        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model. The students will use both traditional and abstract methods in their work. The Class this semester will focus on portraiture. The students will use Oil paint and pastels as their choice of medium. Students are expected to do 6 small paintings( 8" x 10"), 8 pastel paintings ( 16" x 20"), 3 medium sized paintings ( 24" x 36" ), one (36" x 48") and 2 large (48" x 72") paintings.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING
        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching and building a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1307-002 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
        This class is an introduction to the basic principles and materials of drawing from observation. We will explore the concepts of line, mark, value, texture, perspective, proportion, and composition. We will discuss best practices for drawing, basic drawing materials and safety issues in the use of some drawing materials.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING
        Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on basic knowledge of materials, tools, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface, mix colors, use tools and materials properly and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to be expressive by applying visual elements and principles of design and become familiar with the basic properties of oil paint. Students will also learn construction techniques for stretching a painting support. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses. In the final project the students will begin to create original works of art using the knowledge and skill learned from previous lessons.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4371-001 ADVANCED PAINTING
        This class is for the student who is prepared to focus on developing a personal point of view within a body of work that has related subject matter and stylistic or conceptual concerns. The student will complete a minimum of 6 major paintings in a series ( 3’ x 4’) , a series of two fusion painting ( 24†x 36â€) , a series of three variation paintings (24†x 36â€) , ten small weekly paintings ( 8†x 10â€) . There will be an assignment to do a brief presentation on an influential artist.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1307-001 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS
        Drawing Fundamentals is an introductory studio drawing course with emphasis on learning to see and developing basic drawing skills using various media by employing fundamental design and composition concepts. In addition to technical skills, an exploration of creative thinking, problem solving, and critical analysis will be studied. During the semester, students will explore different drawing techniques and media. Students will be encouraged to develop an expression of individual art.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-003 SPECIAL STUDIES
        This class involves learning the complexities of painting directly from a model. The students will use both representational styles and abstraction in their work. The students are expected to paint four large and five small paintings. There will also be a short presentation that each student will make on a contemporary figurative artist.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ART 2371-002 PAINTING

         Beginning Painting is an introductory painting course with emphasis on materials, techniques and safe studio practices. Students will learn how to properly prepare a painting surface and how to develop a painting in an archival way. Students will focus on developing skills in rendering subjects from direct observation and learn to use oil paints to create a variety of surfaces and approaches to making an image. Students will review the use of color theory as it applies to painting and use previously learned skills in composition and design principles. Students will learn construction techniques and skills to build painting supports. Students will practice analysis and problem solving with their work and that of their classmates and will be expected to articulate those ideas during group critiques as the class progresses.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ART 1307-002 DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS

        Drawing Fundamentals is an introductory studio drawing course with emphasis on learning to see and developing basic drawing skills using various media by employing fundamental design and composition concepts. In addition to technical skills, an exploration of creative thinking, problem solving, and critical analysis will be studied. During the semester, students will explore different drawing techniques and media. Students will be encouraged to develop an expression of individual style.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ART 4392-001 Research in Intermedia

        This course incorporates lecture, studio demonstrations, reading from the text and workshops concerning the materials and techniques of oil painting.The class is designed to allow information taught in lectures and readings to be reinforced and further comprehended through practical application.The course covers the use of selected studio equipment.Students are taught the proper use of supports and grounds. The composition, properties, and principles of oil paint are also covered.Each student will make oil paint from its basic ingredients.Pigment interaction, solvents, binding mediums, toxicity, and safety issues are other technical aspects of the class. Proficiency with direct and indirect techniques, (glazing, imposto, scumbling, etc.) allow technical information to be applied.In addition, the course will teach the proper process of layering oil paint and using multi-media in conjunction with it.Final aspects of the class deal with preservation, presentation, and storage.The coarse culminates with a final painting that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the information taught in the course.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • ART 3348-001 LIFE DRAWING
        This coarse will focus on drawing directly from the model and using the model as inspiration for making art. The students will use methods of gesture, contour and direct use of values to interpret the figure. Although the students will use a variety of media, there will be an emphasis on pencil and charcoal drawings. The coarse starts by learning and exercising general, practical methods but gradually moves toward independent thought and originality. The course also includes open critiques that will help sharpen the students verbal criticism of art and presentations that help to broaden their perspective of contemporary figurative artist.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2016 to  Aug 2017 Artist Presentation

      Presenter at the House of Prayer Church of God in Christ, at the First Annual Newbirth District Meeting

    • May 2017 to  May 2017 Career Day Speaker

      Speaker at Dan Powell Intermediate School 

    • Nov 2016 to  Nov 2016 Speaker

      Speaker for painting classes at Birdville School  

    • May 2014 to  May 2014 Career Day Speaker

      Speaker at Western Hills Elementary School.

    • May 2014 to  May 2014 Career Day Speaker

      Speaker at Texas School of the Arts in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Appointed
    • Mar 2014 to  Apr 2014 Artist in Residence

      All Saints' Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas

    • Mar 2014 to  Mar 2014 Guest Juror

      Baylor University Student Art Exhibition

  • Elected
    • Oct 2013 to  Oct 2013 Juror

      Juror at Park Cities Presbyterian Church Arts Festival, Dallas, Texas.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2014 Panel Discusssion

      Faith & Art Panel Discussion at WoCA in Fort Worth, Texas.

      Founded in 2013 by artist and curator Lauren Cross, WoCA Projects is a non-profit, artist-run art space exhibiting contemporary artworks by local, national, and international women artists of color.

    • July 2013 to  July 2013 Panel Discussion

      Glen Workshop East, Panel Discussion

    • Jan 2016 to  Dec 2016 Co-Juror

      Juror for the Fort Works Art Betsy Price High School Art Competition, “The Meaning of Life,” with Co-juror Andrea Karnes curator of contemporary art at the Fort Worth Modern 

    • Jan 2015 to  Dec 2015 Co-Juror

      Juror for the 5th Annual 897 Square Exhibition at Gallery 76102 with co-juror Shirley Reece- Hughes, a curator at the Amon Carter Museum 

    • Jan 2016 to  Dec 2016 Catalogue Text

      Catalogue Text Contributor for Fort Works Art Presents: Riley Holloway “The People I’ve Come To Know.” 

    • Jan 2017 to  July 2017 Co-Juror

      Juror for the Fort Works Art 3rd Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition with Co-juror Andrea Karnes curator of contemporary art at the Fort Worth Modern 

  • Other
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2014 Speaker

      Guest Speaker at Laity Lodge during the Artist Retreat.

Service to the University

  • Volunteered
    • Nov 2014 to  Nov 2014 Loan of Artworks

      I was able to contribute to the Center for African American Studies and their new Swift Center, by lending art on a long term basis.  I loaned five lithographs and helped facilitate the lending of two large contemporary quilts by artist Letitia Huckaby as well.

    • Nov 2014 to  Nov 2014 Instructor

      Gave a portrait painting workshop at Find Your Space:  UTA Art on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Attendees were primarily potential students and transfer students to UTA. 

    • Apr 2014 to  Apr 2014 Art Work Donation

      Participated in the UTA Auction in support of the Art Department.

  • Appointed
    • Dec 2015 to  Dec 2015 Presenter

      Presenter at the Evening of Arts and Letters event held by the CAAS (Center for African American Studies) students 

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Speaker / Guest Artist
      Achieve The Dream Initiative, Tarrant County College SE
    • Dec  Artist Advisory Council - the Stalcup / Remy St. Project
      Fort Worth Public Art, Fort Worth, Texas

Administrative Appointment

  • 2015
    • Aug 2015 to Present - Visiting Artist Committee, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Art and Art History
    • Aug 2015 to Present - Chair's Advisory Committee, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Art and Art History
    • Aug 2015 to Present - Curriculum Committee, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Art and Art History
  • 2014
    • Aug 2014 to Present - Graduate Committee, University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Liberal Arts   Department of Art and Art History