Virginia, b.1971

Elizabeth Huey

Elizabeth Huey's paintings explore human connection and healing. Born from a substratum of expressive paint, the architectural and figural elements of her work hail from a multiplicity of styles and eras. Huey draws imagery from her own photographs as well as an ever expanding collection of found snapshots, as well as historical research to delve into the complexities of her subjects. One gets the sense that myriad forces - from nature and architecture, to culture and history - are at work in the minds of each protagonist. Driven to depict the inner motivations of the heroic, Huey’s paintings are portraits of the miraculous. The spatial arrangements and scale shifts support a hypnagogic sense of seeing things from the inside out. By bringing together disparate elements, she creates dynamics, both visual...

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Biography

Elizabeth Huey's paintings explore human connection and healing. Born from a substratum of expressive paint, the architectural and figural elements of her work hail from a multiplicity of styles and eras. Huey draws imagery from her own photographs as well as an ever expanding collection of found snapshots, as well as historical research to delve into the complexities of her subjects. One gets the sense that myriad forces - from nature and architecture, to culture and history - are at work in the minds of each protagonist. Driven to depict the inner motivations of the heroic, Huey’s paintings are portraits of the miraculous. The spatial arrangements and scale shifts support a hypnagogic sense of seeing things from the inside out. By bringing together disparate elements, she creates dynamics, both visual and psychological, that are altogether new.

Before earning an MFA from Yale University (2002), Elizabeth Huey obtained a BA in Psychology from George Washington University (1993) and studied painting at both the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence, France and the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Manhattan. She was awarded the Terra Foundation Fellowship and Residency (2001) in Giverny, France, the Johns Hopkins University Artist Travel Fellowship (2006) to Bologna, Italy, and the Artist Research Fellowship from the Smithsonian Institution (2008) in Washington D.C. Most recently, she was awarded the Alma B.C. Schapiro Artist Residency at Yaddo (2014) in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Soho House Artist Residency (2016) in Miami, Florida. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Born in Virginia, Huey spent fifteen years in New York and presently resides in Los Angeles.

Artworks

5

Duty and Desire / Blue (Oneida), 2019

RELATED CATEGORIES

Acrylic Painting / American Art / Architecture / Charcoal / Connection / Contemporary American Art / Healing / Historical Research / History / Los Angeles / Nature / New York / Oil Painting / Painting / Photography / Wood Panel

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2002

    MFA Painting, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Every Fire Has Its Flame, Harper’s Apartment, New York, NY (forthcoming)

  • 2017

    The Source, Eastern Star Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • And Yet It Moves, Harper's Books, East Hampton, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Waking Dream, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

  • Off Site, Jacob’s West, Los Angeles, CA

  • Axxon N, curated by Sean McCarthy and Jonathan Ehrenberg, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

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Education

  • 2002

    MFA Painting, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Every Fire Has Its Flame, Harper’s Apartment, New York, NY (forthcoming)

  • 2017

    The Source, Eastern Star Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • And Yet It Moves, Harper's Books, East Hampton, NY

  • 2014

    Endless Immersion, Nobile and Amundsen, Norfolk, VA

  • 2013

    Radiant Swim, curated by Jess Frost, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY

  • Hydrotherapy, Heiner Contemporary, Washington DC

  • 2011

    Polychromatic Projection, Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC

  • 2010

    Invisible Affect, Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Nite Lite, curated by Hillary Schaeffner, The Wild Project, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Chronophobia, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR

  • Conservatory, Byron Cohen, Kansas City, MO

  • 2006

    The Kirkbride Plan, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Inexplicable Thing Between Us, Allston Skirt, Boston, MA

  • Waiting Room, New Image, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    The Cyclothymic Forest, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Cerebral Emergency, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

  • 2004

    Hypnagogic, Polytechnic Michael Steinberg, New York, NY

  • 2003

    Open Season, GV/AS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Waking Dream, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

  • Off Site, Jacob’s West, Los Angeles, CA

  • Axxon N, curated by Sean McCarthy and Jonathan Ehrenberg, Essex Flowers, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Los Angeles Notebook, Jacob’s West, Los Angeles, CA

  • Through-Line: Drawing & Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA

  • Bathers, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA

  • Summer of Love, Freight + Volume, New York, NY

  • That's Why I'm Here, curated by Meaghan Kent, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

  • A Tree Falls In The Woods, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

  • From Observation, A Search Party, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, UNTITLED, San Francisco, CA

  • 2017

    Psychonautics, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Multiverse: Stories of This World and Beyond, Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO

  • Animal Farm, Dalton Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA

  • Heartburn, BBQLA, curated by Lauren Quinn, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    I Am Prepared for Amazing Things to Happen, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

  • We The People, Werkartz, curated by Austyn Weiner, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2015

    The Big Show 9, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

  • I <3 Paint, Angell Gallery, curated by Kim Dorland, Toronto, Canada

  • Look3 Festival of the Photograph, curated by Kathy Ryan and Scott Thode, Charlottesville, VA

  • 2014

    Conversations - Marking 20 Years, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

  • Higher Learning, curated by Dannielle Tegeder, Lehman College, New York, NY

  • The Last Brucennial, New York, NY

  • Where You Begin, Pirate Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • Paintings from Paris, Makebish Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    Freight & Volume Summer Residency Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • 2012

    Assembly 2012, Edward Thorp, New York, NY

  • Freight & Volume Summer Residency Exhibition, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA

  • Mie: A Portrait by 35 Artists, Freight & Volume, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Raw Material, curated by Robert McCann, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

  • Cover Version LP, curated by Timothy Hull, BAMart, Brooklyn, NY

  • Die Like You Really Mean It, Allegra LaViola, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Nature, Once Removed: The (Un)Natural World in Contemporary Drawing, curated by Sean McCarthy, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

  • Mythic Architectures: Works from the Kemper Museum Collection, Kansas City, MO

  • Journey Into Whatever, curated by Joey Haley, New Brunswick College, Fredericton NB

  • 2009

    The Deep End, The Company, Los Angeles, CA

  • In Loving Memory of You, The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

  • 2008

    The Other Mainstream II, Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

  • I Want A Little Sugar in My Bowl, curated by Anat Ebgi, Terrence Koh and Jenny Schlenzka, Asia Song Society, New York, NY

  • QB, Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C

  • Summer Reading, curated by Karen Codd, Capricious Art Space, New York, NY

  • The Rain, the Park & Other Things, curated by Renee Riccardo, Nicole Fiacco, Hudson, NY

  • Cover Version, curated by Timothy Hull, Taylor de Cordoba, Los Angeles, CA

  • Lost Horizons, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

  • Dropped Frames, curated by Patrick Walsh, Elk Gallery, New York, NY

  • Strangefolks, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

  • Brevity’s Rainbow, curated by Maxwell Williams, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY

  • Paper Dolls, curated by Brigitte McQueen, Pulp, Omaha, NB

  • Dark Poets, curated by Mernet Larson, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

  • 2007

    Brief Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY

  • Brain Bashers, curated by AJ Fosik, Andenken, Denver, CO

  • Promised Land, curated by Elizabeth Grady, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY

  • Snack Isle, curated by Cheryl Kaminsky, Giant Robot, New York, NY

  • Phantasmania, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Elizabeth Dunbar, Kansas City, MO

  • 10 Curators, curated by Jamie O’Shea, Colette, Paris, France

  • Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Gallery Lombardi, Austin, TX

  • Free Frisbee, curated by Jen DeNike and Anat Ebgi, Circus, Los Angeles, CA

  • Picture Ping Pong, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR

  • 2006

    Made in NAMA, Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, MA

  • Girl’s Room, curated by Chloe Derderian, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

  • Draw, curated by Erik Foss and Curse Mackey, Fuse, New York, NY

  • Pictures Of Women, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR

  • Escape from New York, Curators Without Borders, Berlin, Germany

  • 20MB, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX

  • Red Desert, Heskin Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Young American Blood, Stephanie Ferrario, London, UK

  • Summer, Feigen Contemporary, curated by Lance Kinz, New York, NY

  • Trading Post, curated by Daniel Pineda, MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA

  • The New Americans, Bendixen Contemporary Art, curated by Kelly Kyst, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Exteriors+, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL

  • You Have To Be Almost Gifted To Do What I Do, curated by Oliver Newton & Stephen Stewart, Alexander & Bonin, New York, NY

  • The Love Show, curated by Pawel Wojtasik & Susan Classen-Sullivan, MCC, Manchester, CT

  • Deluge, Bucheon, San Francisco, CA

  • We Build These Worlds, curated by Sean Horton, Freight & Volume, New York, NY

  • Emotional Landscape, curated by Paul Laster & Renee Ricardo, Rotunda/BRIC, Brooklyn, NY

  • New York, New Work, Agenzia o4, Bologna, Italy

  • 2005

    I Woke Up In A Strange Place, curated by Daria Shapiro & Tairone Bastien, Moti Hasson, New York, NY

  • There Goes The Neighborhood, curated by Caryn Coleman, Sixspace, Los Angeles, CA

  • Helter Skelter, Capsule, New York, NY

  • If You’re Feeling Sinister, curated by Anat Ebgi, Alona Kagan, New York, NY

  • Life and Limb, curated by David Humphrey, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Beautiful Dreamer, curated by David Gibson, Spaces, Cleveland, OH

  • Something is Somewhere, curated by Anat Ebgi, Monya Rowe, New York, NY

  • The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY

  • Possible Positions, Rotating Space, Zurich, Switzerland

  • Dead Kids Do Nothing, curated by Adam Stennett, 31 Grand, Brooklyn, NY

  • Working in Brooklyn, Sam Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Animal Tales, curated by John Nickle, DFN, New York, NY

  • The Continuous Mark, curated by Jennifer Samet, New York Studio School, New York, NY

  • Move #13, curated by Rich Jacobs, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

  • After Nature, curated by Jerome Jacobs, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

  • Women On The Verge, Alona Kagan, New York, NY

  • What Is Your Conceptual Continuity?, curated by Kadar Brock, Rare, New York, NY

  • At Home, curated by Lois Stavsky, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Relentless Proselytizers, curated by David Hunt, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

  • Pulp Figuration, curated by Sarah Belden and Nicole Wong, Scope, Los Angeles, CA

Grants & Awards

  • 2016

    Little Brown Mushroom Winnebago Residency with Alec Soth, Minneapolis, MN

  • 2015

    Soho Beach House / Primary Projects Artist Residency, Miami, FL

  • 2014

    Yaddo Residency, Alma B. Shapiro Award, Saratoga Springs, NY

  • 2013

    Freight and Volume Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA

  • Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

  • 2012

    DNA Summer Residency, Provincetown, MA

  • 2008

    Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship, Washington DC

  • 2006

    Contemporary Artist Center Merit Award Residency, North Adams, MA

  • Weir Farm Trust Residency, Wilton, CT

  • Johns Hopkins University Travel Fellowship, Bologna, IT

  • 2005

    Brooklyn Information & Culture Honorarium, Brooklyn, NY

  • McGregor Artist Fellowship & Residency, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

  • 2002

    David Pease Award, Yale University, New Haven, CT

  • 2001

    Terra Foundation of American Art Fellowship & Residency, Giverny, France

Lecture

  • Visiting Artist / Lectures / Panel Discussions

  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

  • Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

  • Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, NY

  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

  • Heiner Contemporary, Washington, DC

  • Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC

  • Johns Hopkins University, Bologna, Italy

  • Juilliard School, New York, NY

Bibliography

  • 2017

    Meg Whiteford, Critic’s Pick: “We the People”, ART FORUM, January

  • 2016

    David Rosenberg, How a Painter Fell in Love With Photography, SLATE MAGAZINE, July*

  • Erin Bromhead, Elizabeth Huey’s Symphony of Colours, MONSTER CHILDREN, August*

  • 2015

    Brenin Watts, An Amalgamation of Varying Elements, IMPAKTER, July *

  • Tom Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Huey’s Subjects Don’t Know They’re Subjects, VICE MAGAZINE, April*

  • Fete Imperiale Loves Elizabeth Huey, FETE IMPERIALE, March*

  • 2014

    Gabrielle Selz, Infinite Container of the Imagination, HAMPTONS ART HUB, Jan 23

  • Journey to the Sun, BLINK MAGAZINE, Jan 3*

  • Jennifer Landes, Then Eden Falls Away, EAST HAMPTON STAR, Jan

  • Nathan Frank, An Interview with Elizabeth Huey, GREENPOINTERS, April*

  • Kate Messinger, Art Talks with Elizabeth Huey, WILD MAGAZINE, Sept*

  • Samantha Katz, 10 Art Instagrams…, PAPER MAGAZINE

  • Julia Millay Walsh, Inside an Awesome Coastal California Home, DOMAINE HOME, Nov*

  • 2013

    Sandra M. Fowler, On the Cover, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST, March 2013

  • Lauren Laundau, Hydrotherapy, ART BEAT WAMU, July 31

  • Sophie Gilbert, Editor’s Picks: Art Shows to See in August, WASHINGTONIAN

  • Sean Landers, Artist’s Favourites, SPIKE QUARTERLY, Dec*

  • 2012

    Leigh Anne Miller, Weekly Guide to Shows, ARTINAMERICA.COM,

  • Jan Lindsay Drager, Cover and Interview, DENVER QUARTERLY, Winter

  • 2011

    Bill Donovan, Die Like You Really Mean It, WHITEHOT MAGAZINE, Nov*

  • Michael O’Sullivan, Truth is Stranger than Fiction, THE WASHINGTON POST, May 19*

  • Michael O’Sullivan, Gallery Opening of the Week, THE WASHINGTON POST, May 20*

  • Jada Marie, First Look, BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS, May 20, 2011*

  • John Anderson, Elizabeth Huey at Heiner, WASHINGTON CITY PAPER, May 24*

  • Matthew Smith, Capitol Ideas, NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS, June 13*

  • 2010

    Rita Frankenberry, The Artist's Inspirations? Human Nature, VIRGINIA BEACH PILOT, April 3

  • Betsy Dijulio, Random Affect, VEER MAGAZINE, May 15

  • 2008

    Lynell George, A New Cover Story, THE LA TIMES, July, 13

  • Violet Shuraka, Interview w/ Elizabeth Huey, CHEAP & PLASTIQUE, Issue 7*

  • Bret McCabe, Critics Pick, THE BALTIMORE CITY PAPER, Jan 30

  • Cate McQuaid, On the Dark Side, THE BOSTON GLOBE, Jan 24

  • Greg Cook, Ill Wind, THE PHOENIX, Jan 14*

  • Maria LaCreta, StrangeFolks, DIGG, Jan*

  • 2007

    Elizabeth Dunbar, Phantasmania, THE KEMPER MUSEUM, Kansas City, MO, Catalogue

  • Martha Schwendener, Promised Land, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20

  • R.C. Baker, The Summer of Haight, VILLAGE VOICE, July 17

  • John Motley, Elizabeth Huey: Chronophobia, THE PORTLAND MERCURY, Art Review, Nov

  • Alice Thorson, Tough Art For Tough Times, KANSAS CITY STAR, Art Review, June 17*

  • Stephanie J. Young, Elizabeth Huey, VELLUM, issue 5, June, pp 22-25*

  • Scott Indrisek, Seeking Asylum: Elizabeth Huey Colors the Past, ANTHEM Feb p.56-57*

  • Richard Speer, Picture Ping Pong, THE WILLAMETTE WEEK Feb 21

  • Salvador Castillo, Draw: Arts Review AUSTIN CHRONICLE, March 16

  • 2006

    R.C. Baker, Best in Show: ‘Brain Salt’, VILLAGE VOICE, Oct 24

  • ARTINFO, Armory Show Report: Day 2, Hot Deals from the Fair, March 24

  • Luke Collins, The High Life at Low Cost, MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE, July/ Aug

  • Benjamin Genocchio, Love, Without Makeup, THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9*

  • Ken Johnson, I Woke Up In A Strange Place, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan 13

  • John Marshall, Chemicals Can Cure Addiction, THE SEED, Dec/Jan*

  • Federica Mingarelli, Roundtable with Johns Hopkins, IL DOMANI, Jan 19, p. 22

  • Peter Nicholson, Elizabeth Huey, LEMONADE, January*

  • Stacy Parker, Former Bay Colony Resident is Making Her Mark, THE BEACON, Mar 5*

  • Chiara Pilati, Three New York Artists Investigate Memory & Fantasy, LA REPUBLICA, Jan 19

  • Cronaca Redazione, New York, New York, BOLOGNA IL RESTO CARLINO, Jan 24 *

  • 2005

    Liz Bly, Perchance to Dream, FREE TIMES OHIO, Oct 27 *

  • Wade Coggeshall, Artist Draws from Emotion, JOURNAL REVIEW, Nov 14*

  • David Cohen, Elizabeth Huey, Hillary Harkness & Thomas Trosch, THE NEW YORK SUN, May*

  • David Cohen, Dead Kids Do Nothing, THE NEW YORK SUN, July

  • David Cohen, Life and Limb, THE NEW YORK SUN, June

  • Holland Cotter, Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 8

  • Felicia Feaster, Something Weird Grows in Brooklyn, CREATIVE LOAFING, Aug*

  • Ian Green, Between You and Me, NEW YORK ARTS, June

  • Noah Hanson, So Hot Right Now, FECAL FACE.com, Oct 25*

  • Adam Hawkins, Old Jail Captures Wabash Attention, THE BACHELOR

  • Ken Johnson, Group Review, THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 29

  • Ken Johnson, Animal Tales, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug 15

  • Robert Marshall, Something is Somewhere, NEW YORK PRESS, May 25-31

  • Morgan Schulman, The Cyclothymic Rhythms of Elizabeth Huey, JUXTAPOZ, Sept *

  • Karen Rosenberg, Life and Limb, THE NEW YORKER, August 1, 2005

  • Martha Schwendener, Life and Limb, ART FORUM.COM, CRITIC’S PICK, July

  • Ben Weiner, WIRED MAGAZINE, Nov*

  • 2004

    Kim Levin, Relentless Proselytizers, VILLAGE VOICE, July 28

  • Michelle Weinberg, Art Basel Pick, MIAMI NEW TIMES, Dec 6

  • Julia Westerbeke, Don’t Miss, TIME OUT NEW YORK, May 6-13*

  • Nicolette Ramirez, Elizabeth Huey, M, May 2004*

  • Ken Johnson, Relentless Proselytizers, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug 6 E32