Perhaps most influential were the years I spent in war-torn Beirut and in Beijing during the rise of the pro-democracy movement, where I saw physical manifestations of ancient culture torn down to make way for economic gain. That kind of transition has captivated me ever since. I have seen war zones and expansive fields, urban streets and dilapidated rural towns, and I believe that these visual landscapes have memories and meanings.

Utilizing painting, drawing and sculptural processes, my work examines the tension between erosion and reconstruction. I’m interested in the tension in visceral conflicts between utilitarian materials such as construction detritus and art materials and our visceral reaction to that conflict.

Formally my work speaks to our natural human tendency to find patterns, and our predilection to match what we see to what we know. I seek to define patterns in the compositions that intimate a sense of balance within a process that appears to be haphazard, experimental and physical in nature.  

While materiality and abstraction are central formal elements in my work, the conceptual focus of temporality and environment intersect to unmoor traditional notions of the medium of painting. I am intrigued by the notion of "urban wabi-sabi,” the traditional Japanese aesthetic underpinned by the acceptance of transience and imperfection and the physicality and conceptual processes found in damage and repair and the building up and wearing down of the surface.

huberstudio1@gmail.com  /   507 . 951 . 6317

 

Education

1995   Iowa State University, MA

1989   Chaminade University of Honolulu, BA  

North American Installation Project

2017/18  Elements Project, 35 States, BC, Yukon, NWT, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, December 2017 - September 2018

Solo Exhibitions

2018   In Search of the Lost Glacier, 125 Live, Rochester, MN (July-Sept)

2017   Fire & Fumage, UCR Gallery, Rochester, MN

2016   Re-Surface, RAC2 Gallery, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

Two Person

2016   Untitled, 535 Gallery Exhibition, Rochester, MN (with Cynthia Kath)

Selected Group Exhibition

2019    Elements Project, Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

2018    Untitled in West Texas, Cody Barber Studio, Marfa, TX

2017    Small Works, Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA 

2017    ArtVenice Biennale IV, ARTism3160, Venice, Italy 

2017   Together With, Rocky Mountain Academy of Art & Design, Philip J. Steele Gallery, Denver, CO (Sept)

2017   Together With, Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery, Madison, WI (May)

2016   Boston Biennial 4, Finalist, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA

2105   Project Bike with Dana Sikkila, 410 Project, Mankato, MN 

2015   Pazzia: A Condition of Inspired Frenzie, Gallery 13, Minneapolis, MN

2015   Artistry, Bloomington Art Center, Bloomington, MN 

2014   Encroaching City / Our Earth, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN 

2013   build up, build on (with Liddy Kohl & Rachel Egberg), Northfield Art Guild, Northfield, MN

Publications

F-Stop Magazine, “At Night",” Dec/Jan, 2019

Creative Quarterly, No. 46, Spring 2017, Brooklyn

Art Maze Magazine, International Issue, No 2, 2017, London.

Studio Visit Magazine, Vol. 35, Winter 2017, New York

Art Reveal Magazine (cover), No. 17, June 2016, 34-39.

Fresh Paint Magazine, International Edition, Issue 11, Feb. 2016, London

Media

Off 90, KMSQ, Season 9; R-Town, Episode 601, Minnesota Public Television, 2018

Brian Lund, “C. Anthony Huber: ommission by cement, 507 / Entertainment Magazine, Cover image, Sept. 7, 2017

Samantha Keith, “C. Anthony Huber,” Fresh Contemporary Blog

Granquist, Paula, ArtZany, KYMN Radio, Artist Interview, Oct 16, 2016

Kate Mothes, “C. Anthony Huber,” Young-Space Blog

Kosfelt, Gordy, AM Minnesota, Artist Interview, KDHL Radio, Oct 4, 2016

Eiler, Mike, Power 96 Radio Artist Interview, Sept 26, 2016

Julia Brown,”Artists Offer New Perspectives at Paradise Center Exhibitions,” Faribault Daily News, Sept 8, 2016

507 / Entertainment Magazine, Art Out of Context, June 23, 2016

Bryan Lund, “Artist Takes Cue From Street,” Post-Bulletin, Feb. 16, 2016

507 / Entertainment Magazine, Artist in Focus, June 11, 2015, p. 12-13

Thomas Erickson, Art Review, Reverb Magazine, Feb.11, 2014

Books                     

2018                   Lumen Naturae: Visions of Space in Art and Mathematics, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, Prof. Matilde Marcolli.  

Exhibitions Curated

2017                        To What End, Curator, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2017                        Gennesse Gallery, Founder, Rochester, MN

2015-16                    Art at Steam, Curator, Café Steam, Rochester, MN

Residencies

2018  Anderson Center at Tower View, Red Wing, MN

2017  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Grants

2017 / 2018  Vermont Studio Center Artist's Merit Grant

2015   McKnight Foundation Southeastern Minnesota Art Council (SEMAC) Individual Artist Grant