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Benito Huerta

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Wings, 2005

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DESCRIPTION: (30 feet x 180 feet) This work consists of a unique colorful floor design created by the artist and fabricated by an artisan skilled in terrazzo installation.

"My work has undergone some evolutionary changes over the years in which I have incorporated nontraditional materials. This experimentation with materials has helped enhance the work visually and conceptually. This new-found knowledge is a result of wanting to grow as an artist. My interest is to expand the boundaries of art and how it reaches and interacts with the community on a daily basis. The act of public art is a collaborative process and learning process, one that I enjoy. Art can be a transformative power on one end and/or decorative on the other, dependent on the idea and its execution."

BIOGRAPHY: Born 1952 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Huerta received a BFA from the University of Houston and an MA from New Mexico State University, Albuquerque. His first solo exhibition was at the Galerie sur la Terre at the University of Houston in 1976. Since that time he has exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout the United States and the world. Other solo and group exhibitions include Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; Dallas Visual Arts Center; University Museum, Arizona State University; Centro Cultural Tomasa Valdes, Mexico City; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia. Examples of his public art commissions can be found at the Richardson, Texas, DART Station and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. His work is held in the collections of the Albuquerque Museum of Art; American Airlines DFW Admirals Club; Anthony Foundation, Houston; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. Huerta currently resides in Arlington, Texas.

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