Juliana Huxtable

American, b. 1987

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Juliana Huxtable

American, b. 1987

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Biography

Drawing on life experiences and inspired by Internet communities, Juliana Huxtable strives to create safe spaces, address anxieties, and cultivate a sense of inclusivity through her work. Huxtable uses self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, social media, and music as mediums through which to create identity within the context of history and contemporary world currents. Huxtable, who is transgender and whose adopted name is inspired by the family on The Cosby Show, constructs hybrid human-creature avatars as manifestations of her fluid gender and sexual identity, articulating each distinct self through portraiture and writing. Much of her work is centered on drawing connections between disparate ideas rather than arriving at concrete conclusions, a concept also found in her fast-paced performances, which echo the act of browsing the Internet and jumping from page to page.

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Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 1 more
Biography

Drawing on life experiences and inspired by Internet communities, Juliana Huxtable strives to create safe spaces, address anxieties, and cultivate a sense of inclusivity through her work. Huxtable uses self-portraiture, text-based prints, performance, social media, and music as mediums through which to create identity within the context of history and contemporary world currents. Huxtable, who is transgender and whose adopted name is inspired by the family on The Cosby Show, constructs hybrid human-creature avatars as manifestations of her fluid gender and sexual identity, articulating each distinct self through portraiture and writing. Much of her work is centered on drawing connections between disparate ideas rather than arriving at concrete conclusions, a concept also found in her fast-paced performances, which echo the act of browsing the Internet and jumping from page to page.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
New Museum, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
New Museum Triennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Juliana Huxtable
Why Shamanic Practices Are Making a Comeback in Contemporary Art
Aug 11th, 2017
How Art Has Depicted the Ideal Male Body throughout History
Apr 5th, 2017
Why Witchcraft Is Making a Comeback in Art
Sep 6th, 2016
What Art Can Teach Us That a Newspaper Can’t
Dec 22nd, 2015
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