HOPE SABRINA HUBER
2021 Art Portfolio
This portfolio serves as an overview of my artistic accomplishments, projects, and completed artworks.
Painting is one of my preferred personal mediums as it allows me free self expression. I continue to redefine my painting capabilities as I explore a myriad of styles including landscape, abstract, text-based, environmental awareness, social practice, and social inclusivity.
Recycled acrylic and latex paint on recycled board, 3 x 4', 2020
An evocative illustration of qualities of a dreamworld. This work uses dream-like imagery to emphasize the idea that human consciousness is unbound by the idea of monetary cost. Subjects of focus include undying monetization, critique of capitalism, the importance of persistent imagination, and escaping a capital-centric world through the ever accessible dream world.
4 Paintings, Recycled acrylic and latex paint on canvas, 2020
Employing abstraction, texture, and color contrast dialogue to enliven the duality of lucid transcendence and gravity, a force always affecting weight. Subjects of focus include depicting weight and weightlessness, creativity, and expansion of the mental landscape.
Recycled acrylic and latex paint on canvas, 2020
This painting was selected and is currently on display (as of January 2021) in the Nevada County building in Truckee, CA in the County Supervisor's office in participation with a county initiative to connect with local artists.
This work explores the significance of the water cycle. The text on the painting "Exolvuntur" is a latin word meaning "cycle."
Paint on board, hand-build frame, recycled materials, 2021
Theory of Connectivity
Six 1x1.5' panels, acrylic paint, pigments, coffee, wine on multimedia paper, hand-built wood frames, 2019
Recycled latex paint on found board, 4 x 4', 2020
Using abstraction, detail, texture, and color contrasting to demonstrate the dramatic complexity of Lake Tahoe, in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, this painting's subjects of focus include environmental importance, impactful wilderness recreation, and psychedelic perspective.
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 4x4', 2018
This painting includes texture created by dipping my fists into pink paint and punching the canvas, later to dry and be spray painted. The work centers on topics of contemporary artwork, artist activism, and personal agency.
Acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 3 x 4', 2019
Painted in the early California spring of 2019, this painting awakens the sensation of spring time. Subjects of focus include femininity in nature, ephemerality, and floral seasonality.
Recycled latex paint on board, 1 x 1', 2020
Recycled acrylic and latex paint on canvas, 2 x 3', 2020
Recycled latex paint and spray paint on canvas, 2 x 3', 2020
This review of projects I have worked on highlights artistic efforts that span more than one individual work. As an artist, I am constantly seeking opportunities to expand upon ideas, collaborate, seeking opportunities within my communities, and inventing new ideas for social practice work.
"Don't Trash It" Series
Performance, photography, and artist intervention, 2019
This project spans performance art, photography, and artist intervention. Topics including spontaneous performance, play, artist intervention and light abstraction are explored here, where a group of individuals all dressed as "alternative egos" explore a space engaging with various dimensions of light, interacting spontaneously with each other's "alternative egos."
INSTALLATION AND EXPERIMENT
Experimental artistic endeavors inspire me to expand my own understanding of what the art field is and can be. Trying out new ideas in unconventional, unexpected mediums is thrilling. The contemporary art world draws me in to collaborate and challenges me to reinvent.
Fertilization in Progress
Site-specific experiment, bleached flour on soil, 2019
This art experiment uses text and site-specificity to unwind the ambiguities of harmful pesticide usage within our food systems. The word "glyphosate" is kitchen flour produced with this chemical, placed within a productive garden bed, evoking the pervasive nature of toxic chemicals such as this one. There were numerous iterations of the usage of a word, one symbolizing a substance having physical effects, in a 3D form, yet the location of this iteration best expresses the intention.
Dissect the Calendar
Instructional installation, Calendar, scissors, and instructions, 2019
This interactive installation was displayed in a museum setting where the public viewership was invited to explore the meaning of a calendar as a destructible object. Participants cut out dates, made deep cuts, and even cut the strings that suspend the calendar object in space throughout the exhibition. This work explores concepts of constructed time.
Paper Garment Experiment
Sculpture as performance, black paper, 2019
This performance and material-based art experiment explores the diversity of wearable materials. Through rethinking clothing materials and using an unconventional material like paper, we can find new ways to envision potentials of clothing. This work considers alternatives to conventional clothing, clothing industry shortcomings like environmental waste, and perception of human image.
The Female by Media
In this art experiment, I collected the print form of the US's most popular health and fitness magazines to explore how they portrayed the forms of female and male bodies. Using collage, I positioned the found images to create forms that seemed to illustrate the intended audiences these media outlets targeted when addressing human health.
The Male by Media
Collage, found images on paper, 2019
One Job: Paint to the Beat
This collaboration experiment evolved from rap artist, Desiree Harris, and I writing each other instructions, and making based on work previously made by one another. This painting resulted and was influenced by her music.
Collaboration experiment, paint on paper, 2019
I have recently begun cultivating my practice in videography. I find this ever-expanding field diverse in form and message, therefore I am eager to continue to implement video projects into my art practice.
This experimental documentary is a research-based project that resulted from a comprehensive academic literature review on the impacts of blue light within a mediation setting. There are ancient theories that speak about "Blue Light Meditation" as a breakthrough moment, yet as I explore the science, I found a gap in research wherein lies existential questions regarding the shortcomings of science in the field of consciousness research.
The production of this video was my term project in an independent study college course exploring Photography and Videography.
Saint Mary's College of CA: Art Department
Recognized as Outstanding Graduating Student, Cum Laude Honors
Saint Mary's College of CA: Museum of Art
Contributing work in three exhibitions