David Huffman

David Huffman lives and works in Oakland, CA and is represented by Patricia Sweetow Gallery.

Education

  • 1998    MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 1986    BFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 1985    Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art, New York Studio School, New York, NY

Exhibitions

  • 2011    Bay Area Now 6,  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • Out of Bounds, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Floating World, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2010  Opening show, permanent collection,  Oakland Museum
  • A Childs World, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
  • Opening Group Show, permanent collection, New Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento CA
  • Five Centimeters Short, Bruce Conner, Tracey Emin, David Huffman, Desiree Holman, Erick Bakke, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • A Sense of Place: Location/Inspiration, de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
  • 2009    I Do It For My People, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA
  • A Universe We Can Believe In,
Oliver Art Center, California College of the Arts
  • 2008    Dig it!, Patricia Sweetow, San Francisco, solo
  • Looking Back, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2007    Passed as Present, Lodeveans Collection, York Gallery, York Castle Museum, York, UK
  • The Fullness of Time, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
  • Artists of Invention: a Century of California College of the Arts, Oakland Museum of California
  • Alien Nation, Institute of International Visual Art, London, England; curated by Gilane Tawadros & John Gill with artists Ellen Gallagher, Laylah Ali, Hamad Butt, Harold Offeh, Keith Piper, Yinka Shonibare, & Hew Locke (museum exhibition traveling to Berlin, US)                                     
  • 2006    Pyramid Dreams, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • Regarding Truth: San Francisco/Bay Area 2005 Artadia Award Recipients, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005    Strange Tales, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco
  • Drawing Exhibition, Liz Oliveria Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004    Light Matter, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • Dark Matter: The Art of David Huffman, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara    University, Santa Clara, CA
  • Black Belt, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
  • Tribulations, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2003   Black Belt, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York
  • Holiday Rapture, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2002   San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose
  • New Langton Arts, curated by Berin Golonu, San Francisco
  • 2001   Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
  • Freestyle, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica
  • Trauma Travel, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2000   Renditions 2000, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  • Hybrid, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
  • Second Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco                
  • Heritage Bank, San Jose, CA
  • 1999    David Huffman, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • 1998    MFA Exhibition, Calfornia College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland
  • 1997    Introducing..., Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco
  • Over & Under, Southern Exposure, San Francisco
  • 1996    Southern Exposure 6th Annual Juried Works by Northern California Artists, Juror
  • Thelma Golden Assoc. Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Sixth Biennial National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
  • 1995    Social Engagements: Observations and Personal Narratives, The Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles     
  • History Lesson #52, Watts Tower Art Center, Los Angeles
  • David Huffman, Selected Paintings, The Renaissance, Santa Monica
  • Broadsides, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

Awards

  • 2007    Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation
  • 2006    ARTADIA Foundation Award
  • 2005    Palo Alto Public Arts Commission Award, Bishop Building Mural Project, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1997    Barclay Simpson Award, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

Bibliography     

  • 2009    David Huffman at Patricia Sweetow Gallery",David Buuck, Artweek, February
  • Interview with David Huffman, Whitehot Magazine, August
  • 2008    David Huffman Dig It! And Jefferson Pinder Afro Cosmonaut/Alien (White Noise) Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Soraya Murray, Exit Express Magazine, Madrid Spain, December
  • "Afro Futurist" David Huffman at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Marisa Nakasone, San Francisco Examiner, November 11
  • 5th Annual New Prints Review, Art on Paper, November/December Vol 13, No. 2
  • artletter: Crocker Art Museum Members Magazine, March April, Cover image
  • 2007    Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship Awards Press Release
  • 2006    David Huffman, Glen Helfand, Artforum, December
  • Nod and a Wink From Outer Space, Laura Gascoigne, the Tablet, Dec 2
  • It’s Life but not as we know it, Sue Hubbard, The Independent, Nov 30
  • Close encounters of the nerd kind, Tim Teeman, the Times, Nov 28
  • Creative Space? Kamini Vellodi, What’s on in London, Nov 16
  • Pyramid Dreams: Ziggurats of Basketballs and Asiatic Traumatauts, Stacy Martin, San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Huffman in his stride, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, October 7
  • Funk Upon a Time, essay by Arnold J. Kemp for Patricia Sweetow Gallery
  • What is AfroFuturist Art?, Cinqué Hicks, Africana.com, April
  • Artist Profile, David Huffman, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, Feb  10
  • 2005    Strange Tales at the Luggage Store Gallery: A Fresh Look at the Comic Aesthetic,  Maureen Hanratty, SF Station, May
  • 2004    San Francisco, California, Sarah Lidgus, Art Papers, September     
  • David Huffman / Patricia Sweetow, David Spalding, Flash Art, July-September
  • Mixing Painting and Identity Politics with "Traumabots", Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 8
  • Dark Matter: The Art of David Huffman, Bridget R. Cooks, Ph.D., Santa Clara University, April
  • David Huffman and Enrique Chagoya, Debra Koppman, Artweek, April
  • David Huffman, Glen Helfand, Artforum, April
  • Blackbelt, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Peter Eleey, Frieze Contemporary Art & Culture, March
  • 2003    A Cornucopia of Cultural Exchange, Beginning With a Martial Arts Hero, Roberta Smith, New York Times, November 28
  • 2002    David Huffman: Cosmic Justice, Bridget Cooks, The International Review of African American Art
  • 2001    Freestyle, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, Catalog
  • The New Masters, Vibe Magazine, New York
  • Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Claire Foret, NY Arts
  • Stereotypes in Outer, Inner Space: Huffman's Minstrels Explore New Places, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 5
  • If Sambo Were a UFO, Arnold J. Kemp, Art Journal, Fall
  • 2000    Bay Area Now 2. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, catalog
  • On Trauma, Renee Gladman, Bay Area Now 2, Catalog
  • Bay Area Now II, Kult, Avanteguarde Creative, Italy
  • Profile of Three "Bay Area Now 2" Artists, Eungie Joo, Artweek, January
  • 1999    Notes From San Francisco, Eric Bakke, NY Arts
  • Kim Brown, David Huffman, Glen Helfand, San Francisco Bay Guardian
  • Over There, Apollinaire Scherr, East Bay Express, January 1
  • 1997    Four Artists at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Frank Cebulski, Artweek, September
  • David Huffman, Harry Roche, Bay Guardian

Public Collections

  • Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
  • Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  • Arkansas Art Center, AK
  • Lodeveans Collection, London, UK
  • Studio Museum in Harlem, NY
  • Arizona State University Art Museum, AZ
  • Wellington Management, Boston, MA
  • JP Chase, New York, NY
  • Eileen Norton Collection, Los Angeles
  • Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA
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