- Collage, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Social Justice, Feminism, Pedagogy
- IU Bloomington
Fine Arts Building 419
Kristy Hughes makes collaged paintings and sculptures about the multifaceted messiness of communication and the negotiation of being seen, heard, and taken seriously. The minimal shapes, bold colors, and piecemealed compositions represent moments of autonomy, sureness, and being unapologetic. Hughes has attended residencies at the Hambidge Center, The Studios at MASS MoCA, a full fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, and in 2017 was awarded a Liquitex Research Residency with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY. She was recently inaugural Artist in Residence at the Turner Center for Arts in Valdosta, GA.
Hughes has exhibited her work across the US, with solo and two-person shows at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, Plough Gallery in Tifton, GA, Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, GA, Gallery 924 in Indianapolis, and Butler University, among others. She has been published in New American Paintings, Friend of the Artist, Burnaway, Cut Me Up Magazine, Create Magazine, and Execute Magazine, and is represented by Brandt-Roberts Galleries in Columbus, OH.