Sedrick Huckaby

Installation Images

Selected Works

Sedrick Huckaby
Still Standing
Oil on Canvas Panel with News Paper Mache and wood
painting: 6h x 4w ft
sculpture: 3’5″ x 22″ x 12″ 
Sedrick Huckaby
Connection
Oil on Canvas Panel with News Paper Mache and wood
 
Sedrick Huckaby
Amen
Oil on Canvas Panel, News Paper Mache
Two 4’ x 6’ canvas with 5’7” x 18” x 26” sculpture
Sedrick Huckaby
Gone but Not Forgotten, Jaiden and John Marcus
Oil on canvas panel
120h x 48w in
Sedrick Huckaby
Never Forgotten, Daddy, 2018
Oil on canvas 
71h x 48w in

Biography

Sedrick Huckaby’s paintings and drawings metaphorically express universal themes of faith, family, community, and heritage – with a pictorial aggression that approaches relief sculpture.  Huckaby focuses on the subjects of quilts and portraits in his quest to glorify everyday people.  Huckaby states, “I believe my paintings are done in a language more closely in tune with my soul than the language of my tongue.”  Huckaby is known for his monumental scale of painting, with his largest painting thus far being his 80 foot long, four-part painting, “A Love Supreme,” painted over a period of eight years, for which Huckaby was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Huckaby is also the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, an honorable mention award winner in the  2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and a 2019 finalist. Additionally, he is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell foundation grant, Elizabeth Greenshield award, and was the Texas State Artist for 2018. After earning a BFA at Boston University in 1997, and an MFA from Yale University in 1999, he participated in the Provencetown Fine Arts Work Center residency and traveled the U.S. and Europe studying old master paintings. When he returned to the U.S. Huckaby settled into his home town of Fort Worth, Texas, where he was born in 1975.  Since returning home he has been invited to participate in a number of residencies and fellowships including a Davison Family Fellowship from the Amon Carter Museum of American art, an Elaine De Kooning House residency and an Art for Change residency in New Delhi, India. Huckaby’s work has entered the permanent collections of numerous museums and institutions including the American Embassy in Namibia; Amon Carter Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Yale University Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is married to artist Letitia Huckaby and is the father of three children, Rising Sun, Halle Lujah and Rhema Rain Huckaby. He holds the position of Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Exhibitions

On-site and Individual Works

Off-site

Sedrick Huckaby

Sedrick Huckaby
Blanton Museum of Art
May 29 – December 5, 2021

Sedrick Huckaby

Look, Listen and Respond
Bode Projects – Berlin, Germany
June 26 – July 31, 2021

Videos

Press

Forbes

“George W. Bush’s Painting Teacher Shows What He Can Do With A Quilt In A New Exhibition”
by Brienne Walsh
June 11, 2021

Texas Monthly

“Painter Sedrick Huckaby Looks His Subjects in the Eye, From Dreamers to an Ex-President”
by Michael Agresta
June 2, 2021

Bostonia

“Extraordinary Paintings, Ordinary People”
by Marc Chalufour
February 18, 2020

Image Journal

“Ecstatic Dislocation: The Art of Sedrick Huckaby”
by Joe Milazzo
Issue 90