Tom HuckBugs

October 4, 2014 - February 1, 2015

Curator: Dana Turkovic, Curator of Exhibitions

Tom Huck has designed three interactive bug “springers” based on a series of his original woodcut designs inspired by the many insects inhabiting the micro-environment of Laumeier Sculpture Park. These monumental insects, Huck’s first public artwork, illustrate how nature and art experienced together, with a sprinkle of mischief, can inspire creativity and amusement In both children and adults.

Tom Huck was born in 1971 in Potosi, Missouri. He received his MFA in Printmaking from Washington University, St. Louis and hisBFA in Drawing from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois in 1993. His selected solo and group exhibitions include: St. Louis Art Museum; International Print Center, New York; Kumu Art Museum, Tallin, Estonia; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Daum Art Museum, Sedalia, Missouri; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin; Biennale Internationale d’Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Quebec; Mesa Arts Center, Arizona; University of Windsor Gallery of Art, Windsor, Ontario; COBRA Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam; Lamar Gallery, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Huck’s woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Milwaukee Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; New York Public Library; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas; St. Louis Art Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.  Huck earned a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011. Huck resides in St. Louis where he owns Evil Prints, a studio where he produces his own woodcuts and offers printmaking classes.