Bio

American painter, Shawn Huckins (b. 1984), is best-known for his fusion of technical skill and satirical wit. His paintings recreate classical American works of art in a darkly humorous manner and utilizes textiles, fabric, and text to showcase his appreciation of his homeland's history all while equally criticizing the nation in a modern millennial fashion. Huckins’ work contemplates and challenges the culture that surrounds him as he critiques politics, the male bravado, social media, and one’s own self.

Huckins currently resides in the bucolic Monadnock region of southwestern New Hampshire. He studied at Keene State College in New Hampshire and The University of Wollongong in Australia and received his BA in Studio Arts in 2006. He is represented by numerous galleries across the globe including Duran Mashaal Gallery of Montreal, Modernism of San Francisco, and K Contemporary of Denver. His work has been displayed in private and public collections across the country, including The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA, The Tucson Museum of Art, The TIA Collection, and The Vicki Myhren Gallery at The University of Denver.

Recently, Huckins’ work has been shown at a solo exhibition titled Zippers Short and Skinny at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica, CA; High Voltage III group exhibition at Nassima Landau Art Foundation in Tel Aviv, Israel; and a solo exhibition titled Dirty Laundry at Duran Mashaal Gallery of Montréal. Huckins has received grants from The Haven Foundation of Maine, The Artists’ Fellowship Inc. of New York City, Colorado Creative Industries, and The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, among others. His work has been featured in notable publications such as Forbes, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose Magazine, Huffington Post, New American Paintings, The Jealous Curator, and The Advocate. 5280 Magazine named Huckins as one of five artists to collect now in 2015.

Bio

The Brown Boy (Thomas Lister after Reynolds), in situ
2024
oil + acrylic on canvas, handwoven natural + synthetic yarn
84 x 61 x 94 in (213.36 x 154.94 x 238.76 cm)