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Sedrick Huckaby is UT’s Studio-F Visiting Artist Feb. 10–21

Published: January 23, 2014
Huckaby began painting quilts as backdrops for portraits.
The University of Tampa community as well as the public will have a unique opportunity to see nationally acclaimed artist Sedrick Huckaby working on campus as he creates monoprints for UT’s STUDIO-f visiting artist program Feb. 10–21.

An exhibition of paintings and a number of prints by Huckaby, including four 92” x 240” panels titled A Love of Supreme, Winter, Summer, Fall and Spring , will be on view Jan. 27–Feb. 22 at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery. The STUDIO-f open studio and gallery reception will be Friday, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. with an opportunity to meet the artist.

Huckaby began painting quilts as backdrops for portraits. Over time, he began to focus on the quilts alone as artful messengers, telling stories of family, ancestral legacy and also of spiritual concepts through draping folds and connected patches. His most recent works are typified by heavy layers of paint, an interplay of light and shadow and a sense of soft texture that defies the hardness of the thick oil on canvas.

Huckaby was born in 1975 in Fort Worth, TX. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, and is the winner of numerous awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine arts, Boston and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, NC. Huckaby teaches at the University of Texas, Arlington.

For more information, got to or contact Dorothy Cowden, gallery director, at or (813) 253-6217.