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STEVE HOUGH

Statement & Resume

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Artist Statement:
“I am interested in the history and traditions of Post-Minimal reductive painting, and its content of aspiring toward the Sublime through formal considerations of presence and absence. Using this antecedent as a point of departure, I am seeking to reinvigorate the conventional flux of form and immateriality, by broadening the language of The Monochrome to incorporate aspects of the Postmodern that occupy the liminal space between authenticity and simulation; image and referent; uniqueness and ubiquity; reality and fantasy - toward notions of a Contemporary Sublime.“

Process:
Ripples, varying in depth from thousands of an inch to one quarter of an inch, are hand-carved into a polymer-panel substrate. The ripples are sanded smooth and coated with automotive paint.  After curing, the top-coat is wet-sanded and buffed to a glass-like finish

RESUME:
Education: 
1996 B.A. Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, England
1991-2 North Cheshire College of Art., England
 

Selected Exhibitions:

2016

Doppelgänger, group show, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA curated by Dr, Julia-Constance Dissel, Ichiro Irie, Sandra Mann and Max Presneill

Zg Winter Group Show,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 Zg Summer Stock MMXV, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Zg Spring Group Show
, Zg Galery, Chicago, IL
2014

Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
Zg Winter Group Show,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013

The Nature of Abstraction, Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, CA
Zg Summer Stock, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Zg Spring Group Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
20th Anniversary, Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, CA

2012

Zg Winter Group Show,  Zg Gallery, Chicago
Transcending Abstraction III, Peter Blake, Laguna Beach, CA
Zg 10th Anniversary Exhibit,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011

Steve Hough: Solid Space Liminal New Paintings,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
What’s Up Pussycat?,
Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, curated by Tim Nye & Max Presneill,

2010

MMX, group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago
Steve Hough: Precious States,
Arin Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

2009

Steve Hough: Still, New Paintings,  Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

Pulse-Miami, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Pulse-London
,  Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Ricardo Reyes Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico

Scope Basel
, Ambrosino Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Scope New York
, Ambrosino Gallery, New York, NY

2006

Pulse-Miami, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Scope Miami,
Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
Ultraflux: Steve Hough & Shawn Hummel
, Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
LA Art NY
,  Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Steve Hough: Surface Sublime, 
INOVA, Milwaukee, WI
Art LA
, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005

Art Chicago in the Park, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Group Show, Dust Gallery, Los Vegas, NV

“Summer Show '05,” Zg Gallery,Chicago, IL

2004

Collection Exhibition,  Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
Zg Summer Show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Chicago
, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Water World,
group show, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

2003

As Small As Possible” a group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Neo-Sublime: Works by Steve Hough
, Lawton Gallery, Univ. of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI
Veil: New Paintings by Steve Hough
, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Color Bias, a group show, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
Compendium,” Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002

“12” x 12” A Group Show”, Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Synthetic Striations” Steve Hough, Recent Paintings, Zg Gallery
,Chicago, IL
“An Amuse Bouche” A Group Show”,
Zg Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995

Pearson Building, University College London, London, England
British Student Art Awards
, Paddington Station, London, England

1994  Drawing Room Gallery, La Jolla, CA
 

Publications: 

2009

Chicago Now:  “Art Talk Chicago”, by Kathryn Born
ArtMoco.com:
  “Ouroborous”, Steve Hough at Zg Gallery
Colorlovers.com:
  “Steve Hough at Zg Gallery”

2007   NY Arts Magazine, “Light and the City" - George Pasterk
2006

Las Vegas Sun, “Las Vegas Big Time" - Kristen Peterson
Milwaukee Journal, “Surface Sublime” - Mary L Schumacher

2004

New American Paintings  Book #53 (Midwest Ed.), Juror: Ralphaela Platow,Curator, Rose Art Museum
South Bend Tribune “Contemporary Artist in their Element with ‘Water World” Review by Julie Y. Coppens, Sect. C pg 1 & 8, March 19, 2004

2002 Chicago Tribune “Steve Hough” Review by Alan Artner, Sect. 7, pg.20, April 26, 2002
 

Collections:

-Aviva Life Insurance Co., Des Moines, IA
-Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, IL
-Catmaran Corporation, Schaumburg, IL
-Eaton Corp., Cleveland, OH

-Mercy Medical Center, Clive, IA
-Land O'Frost, Inc., Lansing, IL
-Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, IL
-Saks Fifth Avenue Corporate Collection, U.S.A.


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