Letitia Huckaby

Installation Images

Selected Series

Biography

​Letitia Huckaby has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in photography, and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton.
 
Her work is featured in the 2023 exhibition Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation, organized by Amon Carter Museum of American Art and Williams College. On view during the 160th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Emancipation visualizes what freedom looks like for Black Americans today and the legacy of the Civil War. Letitia Huckaby was awarded 2022 Texas Artist of the Year with an exhibition of her recent work Bitter Waters Sweet at Art League Houston, along with a publication. This critical body of work explores the legacy of Africatown, the historic community near Mobile, Alabama, its West-African founders, and their descendants, along with the history of the ship that trafficked them to the States in 1860, the Clotilda. In 2020, Huckaby was a Fall 2020 Artist in Residence at ArtPace, where her she debuted And Thy Neighb(our), a series that portrays Black refugees and immigrants from across the diaspora in the vein of Old Master paintings.
 
Letitia Huckaby has exhibited at Phillips New York, the Tyler Museum of Art, The Studio School of Harlem, the Camden Palace Hotel in Cork City, Ireland, and the Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is included in several prestigious collections; the Library of Congress, the McNay Art Museum, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Huckaby was a featured artist in MAP2020: The Further We Roll, The More We Gain at the Amon Carter Museum and State of the Art 2020 at The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum, both opened in the spring of 2020.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Letitia Huckaby

Bitter Waters Sweet
Talley Dunn Gallery
May 6 – July 29, 2023

Letitia Huckaby

And Thy Neighb(our)
Talley Dunn Gallery
September 18 – October 30, 2021

Off-site

Letitia Huckaby

Witness: Black Artists in Texas, Then and Now
The Grace Museum
October 14, 2023 – February 3, 2024

Letitia Huckaby

Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation
Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane 
August 17 – December 8, 2023

Letitia Huckaby

Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
March 12 – July 9, 2023

Letitia Huckaby

Kinfolk House: A Transformative New Community Art Space in Fort Worth
NorthPark Center
February 15 – March 20, 2023

Letitia Huckaby

Bitter Waters Sweet
Art League Houston
September 16 – December 3, 2022

Letitia Huckaby

Social Fabric: Textiles and Contemporary Issues
Newport Art Museum
December 3, 2022 – June 11, 2023

Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby

Welcome
Kinfolk House
March 4 – April 23, 2022

Letitia and Sedrick Huckaby

A Glimpse of Glory
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
December 9, 2021 – March 20, 2022

Letitia Huckaby

Limitless! Five Women Reshape Contemporary Art​
McNay Art Museum
March 4 – September 19, 2021

Letitia Huckaby

Letitia Huckaby: parish
Masur Museum
March 27 – August 7, 2021

Letitia Huckaby

And Thy Neighb(our)
Artpace
November 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Letitia Huckaby

Black Nature: Letitia Huckaby
Hillard Art Museum
October 2, 2020 – July 10, 2021

Videos

Press

New York Times

“Artwork Inspired by an Abraham Lincoln Moment Is Reimagined”
by David Kaufman
April 7, 2023

New York Times Style Magazine

“160 Years After the Emancipation Proclamation, Black Artists Reflect on the Meaning of Freedom”
by Abigail Glasgow
March 2023

Ebony Magazine

“3 Artists from ‘Emancipation: The Unfinished Project of Liberation’ Share Their Work”
by Delaina Dixon
March 13, 2023

Arts & Culture Texas

“Reckoning with History While Interpreting the Future: Emancipation Explored at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art”
by Lindsey Wilson
February 1, 2023

Texas Monthly

“Big Momma’s House Is Texas’s Most Intriguing New Art Space”
by Michael Agresta
March 21, 2022

D Magazine

“Conjuring Spirits and Community at Fort Worth’s Kinfolk House”
by Taylor Crumpton
March 10, 2022

D Magazine

“Home is Where the Art Is”
by Alex Temblador
February 15, 2022

Dallas Innovates

“Local Artist Couple Opens Community Art Space in a Century-Old Historic Fort Worth Home”
by Alex Edwards
October 20, 2021

What Will You Remember?

“Chasing the Light”
curated by Karen Haas
October 20, 2021

LSU Reveille

“Letitia Huckaby’s ‘This Same Dusty Road’ tells the southern Black story in all of it’s glory and tragedy”
by Gideon Fortune
March 15, 2021

Dallas Morning News

“Letitia Huckaby’s ‘5 Paperdolls’ depicts the promise, power and peril of Black girls”
by Darryl Ratcliff
November 11, 2020

PaperCity

“Inside Fort Worth Artist Letitia Huckaby’s Timely, Stunning Show in Dallas”
by Rebecca Sherman
November 4, 2020

Dallas Morning News

“Fort Worth artists and volunteers paint ‘End Racism Now’ down Main Street”
by Christian Burno
July 2, 2020