Sight Specific - Joshua Huyser

Nov 8, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019

Press Release


Joshua Huyser was born and raised in Montana. He received his M.F.A. at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in Iowa City, Iowa in 2001. He has taught at the University of Northern Iowa and Montana State University. In 2002 he was a guest professor and lecturer at the Herzen Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia working with both American and Russian art students. After moving to Minneapolis in 2005 he began working in the commercial film industry while continuing to exhibit nationally. A 2016 McKnight Fellowship finalist, Huyser has exhibited in Milan, London, and New York and has work in both public and private collections nationally and internationally. His work has been featured in New American Paintings, Studio Visit Magazine and in Fresh Paint Magazine.

Sight Specific is an exhibition celebrating the act of seeing and the special nature of those quiet, unexpected moments when specific light, colors, textures and forms come together in harmonic resonation. The exhibition consists of landscape and still life paintings in which the primary inspirations are purely formal. “For me, art making is very much about the visual experience and its effect on our being. In these tumultuous times I find myself hungry for more quiet reflection and respite and my work has been affected by this want. My interest lies in telling and sharing the quiet stories of my private visual discoveries.”