Tanya Huntington

Tanya Huntington

Mexico City, North America, Mexico

About Tanya Huntington

(U.S.A., 1969) As a multidisciplinary artist and writer residing in Mexico City, I generally work with oils on canvas, photographs, and graphite on paper with particular emphasis on layers, blurred movement, chaotic compositions, nostalgia, and obsession for detail. Much of my work has to do with environmental issues, particularly through performance art and "de-installation". I also do illustrations for children's books. NOTE: I do not use projection; I draw and paint directly onto paper and canvas. The digital photographic images I use are sketches, not blueprints. Hence, the effect is one of realism with a warmer touch, rather than hyper-realism.

Education

Member of the National System of Creative Artists under the auspices of the National Fund for Culture and the Arts in Mexico during the 2018-2021 cycle.

http://www.sinembargo.mx/04-10-2015/1505872

Events

CURATORSHIP

Co-curatorship of Reinventar el presente - a virtual exhibition of 20 women artists and illustrators for the Feria del Libro Internacional de Oaxaca. http://filoaxaca.com/reinventar_el_presente


PUBLISHED ILLUSTRATIONS

Vidas sin fronteras: 50 historias para derribar los muros by Annuska Angulo and Yaiza Santos (Alfaguara, 2018)

AUCTIONS

August 2014
1000 litros de inclusión
Mexico City, Mexico

April 2014
Dar en el Clavo
Mexico City, Mexico

November 2013
Self-Portrait, 1974
Martha Papadimitriou Memorial Auction
Mexico City

April 2008
CARIDARTE auction
Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana
Mexico City, Mexico

Exhibitions

2020
Los dos Juanes
Selected for the XIX Bienal Tamayo de Pintura
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico

2019
Vidas sin fronteras
Museo de la Ciudad de México
Mexico City
Centro Cultural Bella Época

2019
Green Nostalgia/Red Nostalgia de-installation
Casa Almadía
Mexico City

2017 - 2018
Transmedia Borders Project
British Council Mexico
Mexico City
https://transmediaborders.com/

2017
Photographs from Nostalgia verde on display at Hydra + Fotografia, Mexico City

2016
Unveiling of Los dos Juanes and Studio Sale
Mexico City

Nostalgia verde/Nostalgia roja
Bazaar fotográfico
Santa Sede
Mexico City, Mexico
https://vimeo.com/205635296

2014
70 años de Armas y Letras
Group show
Universidad Autónoma de Nueva León
Monterrey, Mexico

2013
Mural Beteta
Mural commissioned by Casa Beteta
Acapulco, Guerrero

September 2011
Naturaleza Mexicana
Claustro de Sor Juana
Mexico City, Mexico

August 2011
Mexican Nature
Houston Institute for Culture
Houston, Texas

July 2011
Naturaleza Mexicana
Tinoco y Palacios Gallery
Oaxaca, Oaxaca

June 2010
Picnic Magazine Auction
Puebla, México

January-March 2010
Nueva cartografía mexicana
Picnic Art Project
Curator: Gustavo Soriano
Mexico

Fall 2009
Homesickness
Collective exhibition
Curator: Abril Castro, Museo de Arte Moderno
Mexico City, Mexico

December 2008
SUPERMERCADO DEL ARTE
Lluc Arte
Mexico City, Mexico


October 2008
Lithographic studio residency
Galería Malgré
Patzcuaro, Michoacán
Mexico

June 2008
Casa del Rio Project
Tlacotalpan, Veracruz

November 2007
Deferred Self-Portrait series
Best drawing selection
arteven.com

2007
Resistance 1
VIII FEMSA Monterrey Biennial
Monterrey, Mexico City, and León Guanajuato
Mexico

2004
Solo exhibition
OIP University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
USA

2004
Mural
Jimenez-Porter Writers' House
University of Maryland, USA

2002
Sustenance Series
Zwaanandael Gallery
Delaware, USA

2001
Group Exhibitions
Eklektikos Gallery
Washington, DC

sothebys.com

1998
Tango Series
Talento Gallery
Mexico City, Mexico

1996
Vulgar Party / Icons Series
Solo exhibition
El Hijo del Cuervo
Mexico City, Mexico