Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Spring / Summer 2020 Sedrick Huckaby

Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence

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Sedrick Huckaby

Benbrook, TX
June 22 - July 31
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Sedrick Huckaby was born in 1975 in Fort Worth, TX. His formal education in art started at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. He then transferred to Boston University (BFA, 1997), where he received extensive academic training in studio art. For graduate studies, he went to Yale University in New Haven, CT (MFA, 1999). There, he expanded his conceptual horizons in art and art history. After graduation, Huckaby participated in a Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Residency and used travel grants to explore France, Italy, and Spain. Huckaby eventually settled back in his home town of Fort Worth, where he has worked to the present day. Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2004 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, and a painting award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2018. Sedrick is married to artist Letitia Huckaby and has three children, Rising Sun, Halle Lujah, and Rhema Rain.

“By using portraits and quilts as a subject, I try to make work that deals with all the multifaceted issues of life from a Black American Christian perspective. Many of my recent works are an effort to combine polarities, like sculpture and painting or studio art and socially engaged art, into one coherent piece.”

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Sha Sha, 2017, oil on canvas on panel, 72 x 36 inches

  • Our Lamentations: Never Forgotten Daddy, 2018, oil on canvas on panel, 72 x 48 x 2 in

  • Gone But Not Forgotten: Momma, 2019, oil and charcoal on canvas on panel, 73 3/8 x 49 3/16 inches

  • Untitled, 2019, oil and charcoal on canvas on panel, 72 x 48 in

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