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Art Inspiration: Sedrick Huckaby - Gone but not Forgotten

Sedrick Huckaby Gone but not Forgotten: Sha Sha 2017, oil on canvas, 72” x 36”.

Sedrick Huckaby is represented by Valley House Gallery and in 2018, through an anonymous donor and Valley House Gallery, the Jesuit Dallas Museum acquired,  Gone but not Forgotten: Sha Sha 2017. We are also pleased to announce that this work will be included in the exhibition entitled, “Kinship” at the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C. from October 22, 2022 – January 24, 2024.

Gone but Not Forgotten: Sha Sha, 2017 is a self-portrait of the artist Sedrick Ervin Huckaby who was born in Fort Worth, TX in 1975. Huckaby paints himself using thick, impasto paint wearing a white t-shirt that depicts his beloved sister, Sha Sha who passed away. Huckaby paints large portraits that show his personal history through images of family members and friends and express faith, heritage, and everyday people. Huckaby states, "I believe my paintings are done in a language more closely in tune with my soul than the language of my tongue." 

Sedrick and his wife Letitia Huckaby, a photo- journalist artist have three children. He is currently an Assistant Professor of painting in the Department of Art and Art History at the UT, Arlington where he has taught since 2009. He was the recipient of a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship and earned a BFA at Boston University in 1997 and an MFA from Yale University in 1999. His works are in the private collections,  the American Embassy in Namibia,  and numerous Museums including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,  Whitney Museum of American Artand others.  Please find attached more information on the artist.