Lives and works in Valdosta, Georgia
Hughes has exhibited across the US and has been published in Friend of the Artist, Burnaway, Cut Me Up Magazine, Create! Magazine, and Execute Magazine, among others. She currently lives in South GA and is represented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, OH.
I make paintings and sculptures about the multifaceted messiness of communication and the negotiation of being seen, heard, and taken seriously. My work is a taking back of uncertainty and a celebration of honesty. The minimal shapes, bold colors, and piecemealed compositions represent moments of autonomy, sureness, and being unapologetic. It is a proxy for my own voice and by extension a nod to the unheard, misunderstood, and silenced voices of others.
I’m Sure I’m Sure, 50”x72”, Acrylic, Spray Paint on Insulation Board and Wood, 2019
Self-Check, 120”x60”, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Collage on Insulation Board, 2019
Cactus Tongued, 54”x49.5”, Collage, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Plastic, Décollage on Paper, 2018
A is for Autonomy, 113”x 74”, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Collage on Insulation Board, 2019
Dead Serious, 54”x62”x3.5”, Acrylic, Spray Paint on Insulation Board, 2019
Over Enthusiastic, 54”x50.5”, Collage, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Décollage on Paper, 2018
God is Change, 22.5”x15”x1.75”, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Collage, Wire, Insulation Board, 2019
History Project, 75"x105", 15 Collages on Paper, mounted to Panel, 2019
Makin’ Moves, 47”x96”x2.25”, Acrylic, Spray Paint on Insulation Board and Wood, 2019
Spoken Names, 29.5”x26”x10”, Acrylic, Spray Paint, Collage, Insulation Board, Wood, 2019
About the Artist
Kristy Hughes received an MFA from Indiana University and a MA and BA from Eastern Illinois University. She has attended residencies at the Hambidge Center, The Studios at MASS MoCA, Stutz Artists Association in Indianapolis, a full fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, and in 2017 was awarded a Liquitex Research Residency with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY.