Artist Statement & Bio 2012
I continue to be drawn to the dark underbelly of life .Which is often portrayed with a pretty candy-colored coating .
Inspiration comes to me at the oddest times often it is just at glance at
some object or as subtle as a slap in the face.
Some things never change. I continue to work today much in the same way I did when I was young hunting, scavenging, cutting, ripping, pasting, enlarging, reducing and waiting for the divine moment when everything falls in to place.
About the Artist
Wendy Huhn — born in 1953 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix,Arizona. She received her BFA from the University of Oregon in Eugene in 1980. Huhn was the recipient of the Quilt Japan Award from the Nihon Vogue Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. She was awarded a Oregon Arts Commission grant which allowed her time to explore the ancient art of grave rubbing. Huhn currently lives and works in the Lost Creek valley, nestled in the foothills of the Cascades.
Huhn’s work is included in numerous public and private collections including: The Museum of Art and Design, New York, New York; Nihon Vogue, Tokyo, Japan; The Ardis and Robert James Collection of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska Sonny Kamm Collection, Los Angeles, California; Gail Brown Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the George Stroemple Collection in Portland, Oregon.
Wendy works in textiles, collage and mixed media. She superimposes imagery on painted and sanded canvas or small hand embroidered collages. Huhn continues to be fascinated and experiment with various methods of transferring images, designs and patterns to cloth. She is considered a forerunner in the various transfer techniques that she has worked extensively with in the last 29 years.