Huerta received a B.F.A. degree from the University of Houston, and his M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was co-founder, executive director and emeritus board director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been the director/curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.
His work will be featured in an upcoming one-person exhibition, “Under Pressure: A Print Survey 1976-2018” at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas in spring 2019. Other recent one-person exhibitions were “Odd Ducks and Other Assorted Tales” at William Campbell Contemporary Art, “Entr’acte” at Reavley Gallery, Cole Art Center at Stephen F. Austin University. Huerta has also shown at the Houston Museum of African American Culture; the Wichita Falls Museum of Art; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, and at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas.
Huerta was the recipient of the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art’s 2002 Legend of the Year Award and exhibition and was selected for the first Maestros Tejanos exhibition in 2008 at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. His work is in several museum and corporate collections throughout the country.
He is currently working on a public art project for the University of Texas at Arlington which will be installed in the summer of 2019. He recently completed the installation of his Urban Still Life, South Main Street project, Fort Worth. Other completed public art projects are the Marine Creek Park Corridor Master Plan in 2014, Fort Worth; SnakePath (Mexican Milk Snake), Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas (2007); Wings, DFW International Terminal D Skylink terrazzo floor designs (2005); and Axis, Henry Gonzales Convention Center, San Antonio (2003).
As a curator, he recently organized survey exhibitions of David McGee for the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston and The Gallery at UTA; and also of Cesar A. Martinez for the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. Other surveys/ retrospectives exhibitions he has organized are Mel Chin, John Hernandez, Luis Jimenez, Dalton Maroney and Celia Alvarez Munoz.
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