Biography

Anita Huffington

Nationality: American
Dates: Born 1934
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Anita Huffington lived and worked in New York City before moving to a log cabin in the woods of the Arkansas Ozarks.
 

 

Education:
 

Attended the University of North Carolina, Bennington College, and the University of South Florida. Received her B.A. and M.F.A. from the City College of New York. Some of the artists she studied with include George Segal, Charles Salerno, Juan Nickford, and Julio Alpuy.
 

 

Solo Exhibitions:
 

2014 Totems and Deities: The Sculpture of Herb Alpert and Anita Huffington, ACA Galleries, New York, New York
2011 The Mind’s Eye: Anita Huffington and Philip Morsberger, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2010 Silent Poems: The Sculpture of Anita Huffington, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2009 Anita Huffington: Earth and Sky (Stone and Bronze Sculpture), Jonathan O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
2008 Anita Huffington: Selected Sculptures, Jonathan O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York
2007 Meanders, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2006 Anita Huffington: From the Forest, Jonathan O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York (catalogue)
2004 The Elemental Nude: Sculpture by Anita Huffington, Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia; and Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Art Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2004 Anita Huffington: Light & Shadow: Alabaster/Bronze, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
2003 Resonance, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2001 Sources, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
1999 Ages, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
1999 The Shape of Time, mixing memory and desire, O'Hara Gallery, New York, New York
1998 Anita Huffington, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
1997 Out of Time, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas
1996 Ancestors, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
1994 Earth Spirit, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
1990 Demeter and Persephone, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
1989 Of Goddesses, Benton Gallery, Southampton, New York
1986 Stone Poems, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1982 One person show, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
 

 

Group Exhibitions:
 

2016 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2015 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2014 60th Anniversary Exhibition: A Celebration of Valley House Artists, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Summer Cut, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Donald S. Vogel and the Artists He Championed, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2014 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2013 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2012 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Houston Fine Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Summer Group Exhibition, ACA Galleries, New York, New York
2011 Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2011 Eye of the Beholder: Works by Philip Morsberger & Anita Huffington, Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, Buckhead, Georgia
2010 Spirit and Substance- Philip Morsberger: Paintings, Anita Huffington: Sculpture, Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, South Carolina
2009-10 Dreams and Visions: Paintings of Philip Morsberger & Sculpture of Anita Huffington, The Fire House Galery, Louisville, Georgia
2009 Thank You Fort Worth: An Appreciation from Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2008 From Paradigm to the Unexpected: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Shey Collection, Harn Museum, Gainesvillle, Flordia
2008 Terra Cognita, Morris Museum, Augusta, Georgia
2008 CADD Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas Art Fair, Three Three Three First Avenue, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2007 The Art Show, Art Dealer’s Association of America, Park Avenue Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Art International, The Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, California (Valley House Gallery)
2006 Spotlight on Art, The Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
2006 The Art Show in Haverstraw, River Stone Arts, Haverstraw, New York
2005 Group exhibition, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
2005 Group exhibition, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2005 Group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 The Elemental Nude: Sculpture by Anita Huffington, Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
2004 Holiday Group Exhibition, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2004 Summer Group Exhibition, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2004 Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois (Valley House Gallery)
2004 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2004 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2003 Group Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2003 Holiday Group Exhibition, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
2002 Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee
2002 Collectors Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
2002 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
2001 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001 Arkansas Masters, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas
2001 Texas International Fine Art Fair, NorthPark East, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2001 USArtists 2001 Tenth Anniversary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery
2001 Inside/Outside: Spring Sculpture Show, group exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2000 Dallas International Art & Antique Fair, The Dallas International Pavilion at Victory, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
2000 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (O'Hara Gallery)
1999 The Shape of Time: mixing memory and desire, O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York
1999 Director’s Choice, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
1999 USArtists 99, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1999 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (O'Hara Gallery)
1998 USArtists 98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1998 The Figure: An Invitational Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1998 The Figure in 20th Century Sculpture, Two Sculptors, Inc., New York, New York
1998 Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama; Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, Florida.
1997 Body and Soul: Contemporary Southern Figures, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia; Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi.
1997 USArtists 97, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1997 American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
1997 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1996 35th Anniversary Show, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
1996 USArtists 96, Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia (Valley House Gallery)
1996 Three person show, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, California
1996 Marisa del Re/O’Hara Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1996 Trilogy, Three person show, Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, California
1996 Art Fair Seattle, Seattle Washington (Lisa Kurts Gallery)
1996 Art Miami, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, Florida (Valley House Gallery)
1995 Trilogy, Three person show, Louis Stern Gallery, West Hollywood, California
1995 Art Communication International, Virtuosity, 7th Regiment Armory, Juried Exhibition, New York, New York
1995 USArtists 95, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1995 Introductions VI, Two person show, Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
1995 Art Fair Seattle, Seattle, Washington (Kurts Bingham Gallery)
1995 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1994 Inaugural Show, Russeck-O’Hara Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
1994 USArtists 94, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1994 40th Anniversary Exhibition, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1994 Selected Sculpture, Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
1994 Carl Schlosberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1994 ARTexas 94, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1994 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1993 Holiday Invitational, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
1993 A New Season, Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1993 USArtists 93, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1993 ARTexas 93, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas (Valley House Gallery)
1993 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1992 USArtists 92, art fair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Two person show with painter J.O. Buckley, Senator and Mrs. David Pryor and group sponsored, Little Rock, Arkansas
1992 A Select Gathering, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1992 Art in the Schools Benefit, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1992 Women Artists in Arkansas, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1992 Salon de Mars, Champ de Mars, Paris, France
1992 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1992 Recent Works By, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Arkansas Women's Art, Westark Community College, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1991 Art in the Schools Benefit, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1991 Selections from the Studios, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1991 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1990 A Select Gathering, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1990 Carved and Cast, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1990 Printemps, Harris Gallery (at the Galleria) Houston, Texas
1990 Two person show, Fort Smith Art Center Benefit, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1990 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1989 Figure as Form, Benton Gallery, Southampton, New York
1989 The Art Show, 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York (Valley House Gallery)
1989 A Select Gathering, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1989 Two person show, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1988-92 Group shows, M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1988-90 Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
1988 Art and the Garden Show, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1988 A Select Gathering, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, New Jersey
1988 Third Annual Invitational, Benton Gallery, Southampton, New York
1982 Sculptural Arts Museum's Great Garden Sculpture Show, Atlanta, Georgia
1981-93 Group shows, Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas
1981 Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
1981 Two person show, Territorial Restoration Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
1979-86 Heights Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas
1979 Two person show, Jon Schader Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1979 Delta Art Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
1979 Women in the Arts, U-Ark Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1978-81 Moulton Galleries, Fort Smith, Arkansas
1978 Northwest Arkansas Artists Exhibition, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1978 Artists' Invitational, Fayetteville, Arkansas
1976 International Women's Arts Festival, New York, New York
1975 One person show, C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center, New York, New York
 

 

Awards and Grants:
 

2005 Governor’s Arts Awards, Individual Artist Award
1997 Jimmy Ernst Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York.
1996 La Napoule Art Foundation Residency, La Napoule, France.
1992 Fellowship, awarded in recognition of artistic accomplishment, Arkansas Arts Council
 

 

Literature:
 

Lee Cullum, “Of Beasts and Beauty: Man Vs. Nature Informs a Carefully Curated Art Collection by Ashley Tatum,” PATRON Magazine, August - September 2014, pages 66 - 73, Grace and Moonrise illustrated on page 67.
 

Michael Granberry, “The Mind’s Eye,” Dallas Morning News, Art Guide, March 18, 2011, page 34, Andromeda reproduced.
 

Leslie Newell Peacock, “Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art,” The Arkansas Times, November 8, 2011.
 

“Discoveries by Designers: Dallas Hosts Its First Art Fair,” Architectural Digest, February 2009, Dark Moon reproduced on page 52.
 

Anita Huffington, Introduction by Townsend Wolfe, Text by Amei Wallach, Photographs by David Finn, Ruder Finn Press, New York, New York, 2008 (288 pages, 208 color photographs.)
 

Anita Huffington: From the Forest, exhibition catalogue, Jonathan O’Hara Gallery, New York, New York, 2006.
 

David Colman, photography by William Waldron, “Corporate Takeover,” Elle Decor, January/February 2006, pages 102-109, article on designer Eric Cohler’ Manhattan apartment, Grace reproduced on page 104.
 

Fredric Koeppel, “Innocence Found – and Lost,” Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, January 14, 2005.
 

Cassie Calaway, “Moored Movement,” exhibition review, The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 17, 2004.
 

Dr. Tom Mack, “Sculptor Releases the Spirit of the Stone,” The Aiken Standard, Aiken, South Carolina, June 27, 2004.
 

Walton Arts Center “The Elemental Nude: Sculpture by Anita Huffington,” exhibition catalogue, essay by Amei Wallach, 2004.
 

50th Anniversary, catalogue, Valley House Gallery, Dallas, Texas, 2004, color illustration.
 

Jeanne Hamilton, “Resonance” Review, Art News, June 2003.
 

USArtists American Fine Art Show brochure, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-21, 2001, Grace reproduced on cover.
 

Susan Marquez, “Anita Huffington at Triangle Gallery,” World Sculpture News, Winter 1999, p. 63.
 

Mark Daniel Cohen, “Anita Huffington: The Shape of time: Mixing Memory And Desire,” Review, New York, New York, March 1, 1999.
 

Suzanne Akhtar, “It Figures,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, September 6, 1998, Section E, p. 8.
 

Lynn Fisher, “Ozark Inspiration: Dancer-turned-sculptor finds her artistic essence in Northwest Arkansas,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, June 23, 1998, p. 1E, p. 8E.
 

Mark Daniel Cohen, “The Figure in 20th Century Sculpture,” Review: The Critical State of Visual Art in New York, March 15, 1998, pp. 33-35.
 

Holland Cotter, “Art in Review: Critic’s Choice,” N.Y. Times, March 22, 1996, p. C27.
 

Vanessa E. Jones, “3 Galleries Spotlight,” Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee, July 4, 1995.
 

Elizabeth Baker, “Anita Huffington, Sculptor,” InVision, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November 12, 1993, (Cover and Art Feature)
 

Dena Merriam, "A Dialogue with Stone, The Torsos of Anita Huffington," Sculpture Review, New York, First Quarter 1993, pp. 6-12, photographs by David Finn.
 

Amei Wallach, "A Fair of the Best in Gallery Art, " New York Newsday, February, 26, 1993.
 

Leslie Peacock, "The Unearthed and Ethereal," Arkansas Times, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 12, 1992.
 

Anita Huffington Sculpture: Stone and Bronze, Demeter and Persephone, exhibition catalogue, The Arkansas Art Center, 1990.
 

Kathleen Harper, "An Absence of Guile, Anita Huffington Sculpture," Spectrum, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 15-28, 1990.
 

Mike Solomon, "Strong Benton Show, Huffington Sculptures," The East Hampton Star, East Hampton, Long Island, New York, August 24, 1989.
 

Virginia Watson-Jones, Contemporary American Women Sculptors, Phoenix: The Oryx Press, 1986, pages 300-301, illustration.
 

Holly Hunt Kost, "Anita Huffington: Reflections of the Magna Mater," The Grapevine, Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 10, 1985.
 

 

Other:
 

1989 Anita Huffington, Arkansas Traveler, video produced by Arkansas Educational Television.
1989 Guest Lecturer, University of Arkansas
1981 A Visit with Anita Huffington, Sculptor, video produced by Fayetteville Open Channel, Warner Cable, Channel 2, 30 minutes.
1981 Guest Lecturer, Northwest Arkansas Cultural Center
1981 Guest Lecturer, University of Arkansas
 

 

Public Collections:
 

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
B&B Resources, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Blair Library, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Byer's Choice, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Gardere and Wynne, Dallas, Texas
Gunn & Associates, Fayetteville, Arkansas
James B. Blair Law Offices, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Karla Scherer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Northwest National Bank, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Senator Blanch Lincoln’s Office, Washington, D.C. (loan)
Senator David Pryor's Office, Washington, D.C. office (loan)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
University of Florida Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida
Washington Regional Medical Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

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