by Katty Huertas March, 2018
(Washington, DC) Multidisciplinary artist Katty Huertas, brings SELF-ISH to the Creative Entrepreneur Galley of the Hive 2.0. Born in Bogota, Columbia, she received her Bachelor of Arts, with a minor in Arts History from Florida International University in 2016. Additionally, she studied visual arts at the Universidad Javeriana, Colombia for two years.
SELF-ISH deals with social issues that perpetuate double standards, ownership inequalities and gender, based on her experiences as an immigrant woman. With comical undertones that range from literal to conceptual, the goal of this exhibit is to shine a light on the different standards for women. By painting self-portraits, Huertas is confronting her self-image, against what society expects of her. SELF-ISH color palate consists mostly of pastels because even though the subject matter is gloomy, the final pieces aim to attract people like candy.
A resident of the Washington metropolitan area, her work has been exhibited in Austin Texas, Miami Florida, and Bogota, Columbia. Huertas works in a variety of mediums, ranging from digital to traditional. She has been featured in publications such as Society 6 Art Quarterly Report, LED Baltimore and Slice magazine and has been commissioned to create illustrations for Lenny Letter and Red Bull Academy Daily.