William Campbell Gallery is pleased to spotlight the work of gallery artist, Benito Huerta.
Benito Huerta is a celebrated artist of the William Campbell Gallery. Most recently Benito exhibited his work in a two-part Retrospective exhibition at the gallery in 2022. Part I of Exhibition More Or Less: Una Retrospective took place at the 217 Foch Street Location in the fall of 2022 and Part II of the Exhibition immediately followed at the Latino Cultural Art Center in Dallas. The exhibitions covered Benito’s body of work over the last 50 years.
Benito’s work embodies topics such as politics, satire, Mexican cultural motifs, art, and pop culture. Benito reflects on his work by saying: “The mixture of these various ingredients ends up in a visual gumbo that I hope would intrigue, if not provoke, the viewer’s senses and lure them in to take a closer look at the works.” Huerta’s work derives visual influence from many sources. From his ethnic background, history, art history, pop culture, movies, and books, he assimilates and interprets information into unique pictorial energy. Benito Huerta’s subtle command of intellectualism mixed with his visual vocabulary demonstrates his maturity as a communicator and artist.
Benito Huerta retired in June of 2022 from his position as Director and Curator at the Gallery at UTA at the University of Texas at Arlington. While he stepped down from the director position, he has continued to teach studio art classes part-time in the Department of Art and Art History.
Benito Huerta was recently selected for one of the public art commissions at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, International Terminal. He has recently completed public works for the Mexican-American Cultural Center in Austin, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Station Design Project, having created work integral to the architecture for the Richardson Station, and the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority Light Rail Station Design Project’s Medical Center station. The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi will mount a one-person exhibition of Huerta’s work in the fall of 2003. And, in 2002, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art awarded Huerta with its Legend Award. Benito Huerta’s works are included in the public collections of the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Albuquerque Museum of Art, the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, the Sheldon Museum of Art in Omaha and the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, Kansas, to name a few.