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--the erosion of an urban environment--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.
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1995 Iowa State University, MA
1989 Chaminade University of Honolulu, BA
2018 Off the Wall, 125 Live, Rochester, MN (July-Sept)
2017 Fire & Fumage, UCR Gallery, Rochester, MN
2016 Re-Surface, RAC2 Gallery, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
2016 Untitled, 535 Gallery Exhibition, Rochester, MN (with Cynthia Kath)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 TBD Photographic Works, Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA (Oct)
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
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
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
2018 Lumen Naturae: Visions of Space in Art and Mathematics, Cambridge, MA, MIT Press, Prof. Matilde Marcolli.
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
2017 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2017 Vermont Studio Center Artist's Merit Grant
2015 McKnight Foundation Southeastern Minnesota Art Council (SEMAC) Individual Artist Grant