Katina Huston - Christina's World, 2013

Katina Huston/ Katina Huston

United States

Painting

www.katinahuston.com

Katina Huston
Katina Huston
Female
United States
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Katina Huston is an American mixed media visual artist, born in San Francisco, California. She is best known for her paintings and drawings of the shadows cast by hanging bicycle wheels. Her amazing work is included in several public collections through the United States, including the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT and Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, California.

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Katina Huston – Seven, 2015 (Left) / Havahart, 2015 (Right)

Education and Beginnings

Katina Huston received her BA in History of Fine Art and computer sciences from New York University, WSUC, New York, NY in 1984, and her MFA in Fine Arts Practice from Mills College, Oakland, CA in 1996. It was her father who first introduced Huston to art, in the form of katagami (cut paper in Japanese), and the influence is still visible, even after all the years of making pieces. Her work is balancing between abstraction and figurative, sometimes clearly showing the viewers what they are watching, and sometimes making them think about the art in front of them, as the meaning behind it is not observable at first.

Katina Huston’s work is balancing between abstraction and figurative

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Katina Huston – Pelvis, 2014 (Left) / Hip to Sternum, 2014 (Right)

Katina Huston Art

Huston’s goal is to turn the invisible into something touchable. She is focused on how personal experience is organized into knowledge. Shadows are recognizable constant in her work. Three damaged bicycles and the shadow they cast, which she saw on the street one day, inspired Huston to explore that almost hidden universe of a shadow, and all the possibilities it provides for the artistic work. In her recent work, the artist examines how lining up the shadows in clean order results in a straight forward inventory, all the time dancing between organized and chaotic compositions.

She is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Katina Huston lives and works in San Francisco.

Featured image: Katina Huston – detail of an artwork
All images courtesy of the artist

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2017Powder and SmokeSeager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA Group
2016Untitled with Pamela MurphyChase Young Gallery, BostonSolo
2016Winter Group ShowChase Young GallerynBostonGroup
2015Lightning strikes: 18 poets. 18 artists.Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015UnfoldingTayloe Piggott Gallery, Jackson Hole, WYSolo
2014First CutChase Young Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2014Nothing Comes From NothingDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2013UnknownBryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2013Hello, GoodbyeDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Goldberg VariationsChase Young Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2012Chain Reaction: Artists Consider the Bicyclede Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CAGroup
2012Let Me Wander…Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012TandemsChase Young Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2011Big NoiseDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Black and WhiteDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Shadow DrawingChase Young Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2011Hearing the Back BeatPrographica, Seattle, WAGroup
2011Small WorksChase Young Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2010Shadow DrawingsChase Young Gallery, Ketchum, ID Solo
2010GearedSun Valley Art Center, Ketchum, IDGroup
2010BlueChase Young Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2010Preview of Things to ComePrographica, Seattle, WAGroup
2010West Coast Drawings VIIIKoplin del Rio, Culver City, CAGroup
2010On PaperJenkins Johnson, New York, NYGroup
2010ContentJacana Gallery, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2009Katina HustonAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, IDSolo
2009EntwinedJancar McCorkle Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009West Coast DrawingsKoplin del Rio, Culver City, CAGroup
2009Opening ExhibitionEdith Caldwell, Inc.. Rockport, MEGroup
2009New to the GalleryJancana Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2008Field of VisionDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2008Mechanical RepeatDavidson Contemporary, Seattle, WASolo
2008Katina HustonAnne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID Solo
2008DrawingFrancine Seders Gallery Seattle, WAGroup
2008Featured ArtistEdition Vulkafitch, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
2008Narratives of the PerverseJancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007ClaustrophobiaJancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2007FriendsMichael Rosenthal Contemporary Art, Redwood City, CAGroup
2007RaceEdith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CAGroup
2006CycloneDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2006Inaugural ExhibitionDonna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CAGroup
2005Katina HustonBryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WASolo
2005The Other VoiceSoMArts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005UnknownR.C. Gallery, Portland, ORGroup
2005Narrative CeramicV. Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Ebay Art ProjectWorks, San Jose, CAGroup
2005Alchemy IIOakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CAGroup
2004Group ShowBryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2004Tre DonneFlatfile Contemporary, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Nu Pink’s Ebay Art ProjectWorks, San Jose, CAGroup
2003Shoebox SculptureGallery at the University of Hawaii, HiloGroup
2003Program HighlightsAIR Gallery, NorCal, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003Politically IncorrectFlatfile Contemporary, Chicago, ILGroup
2002Katina HustonArt Resource Group, Santa Monica, CASolo
2002Katina HustonDJR International Arts, New York, NYSolo
2002Each OtherFlatfile, Chicago, ILSolo
2002Program HighlightsAIR Gallery, NorCal, San Francisco, CAGroup
2002Katina HustonDJR International Arts, New York, NYGroup
2002Refuse/Reuse/ReduxMuseum of Art at MacPherson Center, Santa Cruz, CAGroup
2002Concept to ObjectCade Fine Arts, Arnold, MDGroup
2002North American SculptureFoothill Art Center, Boulder, COGroup
2002Operating SystemsSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
2002Each OtherFlatfile Contemporary, Chicago, ILGroup
2001BotanicaFlatfile Contemporary, Chicago, ILSolo
2001Shadow SeriesSurco, Los Angeles, CASolo
2001Shadow SeriesDJR International Arts, Newport Beach, CASolo
2001Katina HustonTor Gallery, Kobe, JapanSolo
200123rd Annual National ExhibitionBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CAGroup
2001Contemporary CollageNexus Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2000Inadequacy of WordsBenedicta Art Center, St. Joseph, MNSolo
2000Faculty ExhibitionMuseum at California State University, Hayward, CAGroup
2000Gallery ArtistsRiver Gallery, St Paul, MNGroup
2000Shoebox SculptureUniversity of Hawaii, Hilo, HIGroup
1999UnknownSolomon Projects, Atlanta, GAGroup
1999Needle ArtBedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CAGroup
1999UnknownFresh Paint, Culver City, CAGroup
1999Faculty ExhibitionMuseum at California State University, Hayward, CAGroup
1998Small WorksSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1998UnknownFresh Paint, Culver City, CAGroup
1997PetalsLynn House Gallery, Pittsburgh, CASolo
1997Small Works of Little ImportanceDanville Fine Arts, Danville, CASolo
1997Small WorksSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1996ValentineHaines Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1996The Last ShowSusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1996California AnnualSan Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CAGroup
1995Katina HustonSecond Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VASolo
1995Domestic ScenesThe Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
1995Annual NationalLubbock Fine Art Center, Lubbock, TXGroup
1995MFA Thesis ExhibitionMills College Museum, Oakland, CAGroup
1995UnknownBirchstone Gallery, Egg Harbor, WIGroup
1995New to the GallerySusan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CAGroup
1995UnknownGallery 1042, Rockland, ILGroup
1995California Annual, 3-D artsBerkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CAGroup
1994Crocker-Kingsley California AnnualCrocker Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento, CAGroup
1993Issues of OppressionOrange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CAGroup
1993UnknownMatrix Gallery, Sacramento, CAGroup
1991UnknownV Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1991Open Studioseadlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CAGroup
1990UnknownV Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1990Crocker-Kingsley California AnnualCrocker Fine Arts Museum, Sacramento, CAGroup
1989New to the GalleryV Breier Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
1989Iowa ArtistsJohnson County Art Center, Iowa City, IAGroup
1989Checkered SpaceUniversity of Iowa, Iowa City, IAGroup