Steve Huston

Steve Huston was born and raised in Alaska. He studied at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, while working construction each summer to pay his tuition. Even before graduating with his BFA, Huston began illustrating, for such clients as Caesar's Palace, MGM, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios among others.

After nearly a decade of doing commercial work, Huston decided a change was in order. He began teaching life drawing and painting, composition and anatomy; first at his alma mater, then at the Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks Studios. This allowed him the privilege of passing on the knowledge he had been given, while further honing his craft and seeking out new influences for the career he now envisioned.

Such influences came to include Titian and Rembrandt, the early American Tonalists, the homespun character of the WPA art projects, and the heroic and graphic power of the American Comic Book form.

1995 began his career as a fine artist, winning top prizes at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show that year and the following. A string of gallery shows has followed, first in Los Angeles and then in New York and elsewhere. Huston continues exhibiting his work widely.


SELECTED EXHBITIONS

 

2009 YARGER | STRAUSS Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA, L.A. ART SHOW
2008 YARGER | STRAUSS Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA, L.A. ARTSHOW
2007 YARGER | STRAUSS Contemporary, Beverly Hills, CA, Bridge Fair Miami
Timothy Yarger Fine Art,Beverly Hills, CA, CORPUS MAXIMUS: The New Figurative
Timothy Yarger Fine Art Beverly Hills, CA, On Exhibition at Art Miami
2005 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery New York, New York
One-Man Exhibition, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York
International Autumn Salon, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York
Eighth Annual "The Figure in American Art"
2004 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, International Summer Salon
Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, California, "Blue Color"-One-Man Exhibition
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York
International Winter Salon

2003 Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art, California Art Club,93rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, Sixth Annual Summer Salon
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, Sixth Annual "Figure in American Art"
2002 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, Fifth Annual "Figure in American Art"
2001 DNFA Gallery Pasadena, CA One Man Exhibition
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY,Fourth Annual Summer Salon
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, NY, Fourth Annual "Figure In American Art"
2000 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, One Man Exhibition
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, Third Annual Summer Salon
Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York, Rhird Annual Figure in American Art Exhibition
1999 Mendenhall Gallery, Pasadena, California, One Man Exhibition
Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach, California, Two Man Exhibition
Albemarle Gallery, London, American Figurative Painting
1998-99 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, New York
Group Exhibitions and Annual Figurative Shows
1996,97 Mendenhall Gallery, California
1997 "East Coast Ideals- West Coast Concepts"- touring exhibition
Carnegie Art Museum, Academy of Art College
1995-97 California Art Club Gold Medal Show

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2009 American Art Collector Review - "Raw Power"
2007 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Review - "Elevating the Human Form"
2007 American Art Collector Review - "Constructing a Country"
2007 American Art Collector Review, Corpus Maximus 2007" Alexander Rokoff, Ray Turner and Steve Huston"
2007 American Art Collector Review, "The Triumphant Return of the Figure"
2004 Southwest Art Review, "Working Class Heroes"
2004 American Artist, January issue "Nine Ideas for Improving Paintings"
2003 Gallery Guide, December issueCover
2003 Santa Barbara Independent, September 18
2003 Santa Barbara News-Press, September 12
2003 Scene - Arts and Entertainment Guide
2002 American Arts Quarterly, Spring Issue
2002 Southwest Art, February issue"The Art of Drawing"
2001 ARTnews, May issue"The Figure in American Art"
2001 American Artist, May issue"Drawing the Spiritual Element"
2000 Art Talk
1999 Southwest Art, October issue"The Los Angeles Athletic Club Collection"
1999 Southwest Art, February issue"Artists to Watch"

 

AWARDS


2003 California Art Club Gold Medal Show - Gold Medal
1997 California Art Club Gold Medal Show - First Prize
1996 California Art Club Gold Medal Show - First and Third Prize
1995 California Art Club Gold Medal Show - Best in Show Academy of Art College

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Art Center College of Design 1985-96
Disney's Feature Animation
Warner Brother's Feature Animation
Dreamworks Studio

 

COMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

Paramount Pictures
Universal Pictures
MGM Studios
Columbia Pictures
Caesar's Palace
Mattel
Carnation

Oil on Wooden Panel

120 x 180 cm

Oil on Wooden Panel

120 x 120 cm