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Huston Ripley

Born in 1961 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

Huston Ripley was born in the United States in 1961. For many years -- mostly in cafés, bars and restaurants -- he drew on napkins, which were readily available and provided the tactile surface he liked. Over time the drawings have continued to evolve through to his current work.

He has developed a personal idiom depicting such themes as fertility, growth and death that suggests various iconographies and conveys the spirit or idea of transcendence.

Creating these works has enabled him to express symbolically Eros, terror, peace, and other aspects of humanity by using universal shapes and structures revealed through the meditative process of drawing.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2011
Huston Ripley Drawings, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City (USA)

2007
Mezzanine: Huston Ripley, Feature Inc, New York City (USA)

GROUP SHOWS

2010
Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits, Pennsylvania (USA)
Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (USA)
Same Difference - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (USA)

2009
About Face, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City (USA)

2008
Surreal Naiveté: The Eye of an Emerging Collector, Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, New York City (USA)
Sexy Time, A Group Effort, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York City (USA)

2007
"Drawn Out and Shot", Projects Gallery, Philadelphia (USA)

2005
Summer Selections I, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia (USA)
Description Contemporary Erotic Drawing, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (USA)

2004
Itsy Bitsy Spider - Feature Inc, New York City (USA)

2003
Innocence & Transgression, The Proposition, New York City (USA)


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