Tribulations #21, 2005
Courtesy of the artist and Patricia Sweetow Gallery
Retail Value: $3,500
David Huffman is often referenced as an Afro Futurist artist. His paintings and drawings talk the politics of race, power and conflict, often employing images of social/political sci-fi. Huffman’s work gained national attention during the Studio Museum in Harlem’s celebrated Freestyle exhibition in 2001. He was recently included in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now 6, along with an exhibition funded by the NEA at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery. Huffman has been the recipient of the Artadia Foundation Award and the Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship. Exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and the Institute of International Visual Arts, London; CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. He earned his MFA from California College of the Arts in 1998. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.