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David Huffman

Abracadabra, 2017, Acrylic, oil, spray paint, glitter, collage, crayon and graphite on canvas, 84 x 72 inches

DAVID HUFFMAN (b. in 1963 in Berkeley, CA) studied at the New York Studio School, the California College of the Arts & Crafts, and received his Master of Fine Art degree at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 1999.

He has had numerous exhibitions internationally. Solo exhibitions include Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY (upcoming); the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA (upcoming); Chase Center and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (permanent commission), San Francisco, CA; 17th & Broadway Apartments (permanent commission), Oakland, CA; Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Print Project,” Paulson Fontaine Press, Berkeley, CA; Residency, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; “Worlds in Collision,” Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Culver City, CA; “Everything Went Dark Until I Saw Angels,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Out of Bounds,” San Francisco Art Commission Galleries, San Francisco, CA; “Floating World,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Dig It!” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and “Pyramid Dreams,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Recent group exhibitions include “Personal to Political,” Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI; “Ordinary Objects / Wild Things,” de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; “Counternarratives,” Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “See Something, Say Something,” Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA; “There’s Reality and Then There’s California,” NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA; “Way Bay,” Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; “Personal to Political: Celebrating African-American Artists of Paulson Fontaine Press,” DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan Universary, Marquette, MI; “Sidelined,” Curated by Samuel Levi Jones, Galerie Lelong & Co, New York, NY; “Where is Here,” Curated by Jacqueline Francis and Kathy Zarur, Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; “Public Arts Project,” Franz Mayer of Munich, Munich, Germany; “Call for Beauty,” Curated by 3.9 Art Collective, Root Division, San Francisco, CA; “Perfect Day,” Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Culver City, CA; “March Madness,” Curated by Hank Willis Thomas and Adam Shopkor, FORT GANSEVOORT, New York, NY; and “Place,” Art Projects International, New York, NY.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of Arizona State University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of; California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA; Embassy of the United States of America, Dakar, Senegal; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA; Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA; Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto, CA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY.

David Huffman lives and works in Oakland, CA.