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, as well an MFA in painting with honors in 2012 from the University of Kansas. He has taught courses in drawing and painting at the University of Kansas, as well as Metropolitan State University and the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, both of which are located in Denver, CO where he currently resides and works.
Huffman recently exhibited a site-specific interactive multi-media installation with internal and external elements at the Denver Art Museum. He completed a two-year artist in residency program at Redline in Denver, Colorado (2016-2018) as well as orchestrated a multi-media permanent immersive installation for the FBAIR program (Facebook Artist In Residence Program). In April 2018 an installation that he conceived and curated, Locus Point, was presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. His exhibitions in the US have mostly been in the Midwest, however; he recently exhibited his first solo exhibition in New York City titled Hued Vibrations at the David Richard Gallery (September 2020). Internationally, his artworks have been exhibited at the Neurotitan Gallery in Berlin, Germany, and he has a mural exhibited in Old Dali City, in Yunnan, China.