Artist Feature – Kristy Hughes
Through the negotiation of new and found material, I make collaged paintings and sculptures about the human experience of knowing and not knowing. I navigate between the contradictions of internal and external experience, paying attention to moments of simultaneity. Creating equal space for dichotomies, I rewrite my personal experiences through layers of collage. I add and take away, puzzle-piece, and embed the object’s form with content. My work is about in-between-ness and searching through the process of making, to create a space where contradictions co-exist.
Kristy Hughes received an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University and a MA and BA in Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University. She was awarded a Liquitex Research Residency in 2017 with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY and has also attended residencies at the Hambidge Center, The Studios at MASS MoCA, Stutz Artists Association in Indianapolis, and a full fellowship at Vermont Studio Center.
Hughes has shown across the US, at venues in Brooklyn, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Indianapolis and has been published in Friend of the Artist, Burnaway, Cut Me Up Magazine, among others. She currently lives and works in South Georgia, where she teaches at Valdosta State University. She is represented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, OH.