Andrew Huffman American, b. 1986
I am currently investigating ways that pattern along with color can elicit both directional movement and read as visual chords, rhythms, and harmonies and what this means in the context of my art.
Exploring the shared structure between the rhythms and repeating refrains and music in his highly hard edged and patterned compositions; Andrew J. Huffman creates colorful geometric paintings. Built through an intuitive process Huffman uses pentagonal tessellation forms and harmonies of pure color to create dynamic and ever evolving patterns. His distinctive sculpture-like paintings are set off the wall slightly to highlight their edges and physical character. Often working in small series, each work iterates different cadences of form and carries a title to elicit a theme for the viewer to navigate.
Huffman was born in Newton, Kansas in 1986 and received his BFA in painting and printmaking in 2008 from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012, he earned an MFA in painting with honors from the University of Kansas. He has taught courses in drawing and painting at the University of Kansas, KS; the Metropolitan State University, CO; and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, CO. He currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.
The Pardon Collection acquired Huffman’s work recently and will be featured in a group exhibition drawn from the collection entitled Subtle Shifts, at The Vault in Denver, CO that will run concurrently with Spaces and Places. He is represented by the David Richard Gallery in New York City and is preparing for his third solo exhibition with the gallery in early 2024. Huffman presented a site-specific interactive multi-media installation entitled Domino Projection at the Denver Art Museum in 2020, and previously has made temporary site-specific installations at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (2019), the Gallery of the U. of Colorado, Colorado Spring (2019) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2018). In 2020, Huffman completed two permanent public art installations for Continuum Partners entitled, Modulated 32 (#1 & #2) in downtown Denver. The artist was recently awarded a two-year artist in residency at RedLine Contemporary Art Center in Denver (2016-2018) and with the Facebook Artists in Residency Program in Denver (2018) during which he created a permanent mural for their offices. His work has been exhibited at the Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin, Germany and in a public mural in the Old Dali City in Yunnan, China.
Andrew HuffmanPlaces and Spaces Nov 11 - Dec 22, 2023Places and Spaces presents the abstract paintings of Andrew Huffman. The title of the exhibition calls attention to the artist’s pursuit of a new direction in Hard Edge painting by seeking to imbue a genius loci into the formal geometric language of the movement. Places and Spaces features a selection of new and recent medium...