From: Corbin, KY
Based in: Brooklyn, NY
Main Artistic Themes: Curator
Huffman is an art historian, independent curator, and cultural critic. He has held short-term curatorial posts with private collectors, art non-profits, museums, and commercial galleries.
Most recently, he served as an assistant project manager for the Arts & Design division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), where he helped manage the permanent Percent for Art collection and develop contemporary, site-specific art installations throughout the New York City subway
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Huffman graduated cum laude from Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in Art History in May 2014. After a fulfilling gap year of interning for various cultural institutions he enrolled in the joint graduate program in art history between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA).
Over the past two years, Huffman has gained familiarity with diverse methodological approaches; obtained grants to fund research trips; developed lesson plans, delivered lectures, and led museum gallery tours while serving as a graduate teaching assistant; and presented the results of his research projects at professional conferences.
During his Master's program his academic concentration included nineteenth-century French visual culture, European modernist avant-garde art, and select topics in contemporary art practice and theory.
Currently, he is working on a research initiative for De-Construkt Projects in Red Hook, Brooklyn where he will curate a community meal in collaboration with local chefs in order to highlight, preserve, and imaginatively re-present the rich maritime history of the neighborhood in the form of a historically significant dish.