Ariana Huggett



2015 Material Studios + Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Old Schools
2014 Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Everyday Spaces
2008 James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, Shape Pattern Color
2005 Jody Monroe Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Brown Madder
2003 Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, Color Forms
2001 Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI, Dollop/Doll Up
1999 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, extraORDINARY
Round 6 / Art-Street-Window, Milwaukee, WI, Flourish

Small Group (2 to 4 person)

2009 Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Inside/Outside: Home as Portrait
2008 Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI, Elements of Being
2005 Ploch Art Gallery, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI, Taking Shape
2003 Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art Gallery, Utica, NY, Sara Crisp and Ariana Huggett: Paintings
Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Color Abstractions
2002 Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Color/Forms: Suzanne Fields and Ariana Huggett
Krueger Arts Complex, Milwaukee, WI, The Bakery Show
Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, New Talent
2001 MNL Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, Questions of Quotidian
2000 Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, Off the Wall…
City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA, Pop! Goes the…
Paul Porter Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC, A.C.E. (Ariana, Chris, Eriks)
1996 Galleria del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, New Directions
Kishwaukee Art Gallery, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL, The Abstract Image
1994 Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL, Ariana Huggett / Jill Ziccardi
1988 A-Space Gallery, Madison, WI, Paintings, Prints, and Drawings
The Organic Theater, Chicago, IL, The Lobby Show

Group (Select)

2010 Greenseed Studios, Sheboygan, WI, Indiana Green
Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now
2009 Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, The Intimate Page
2007 Aqua Art Miami (Hotcakes Gallery), Miami, FL
2006 Milwaukee International (Jody Monroe Gallery), Milwaukee, WI
INOVA, UWM Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Continuum 5(0)
2005 Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI, Out of the Suitcase, the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Fund Exhibit
2003 UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Continuum 2
2002 Art Chicago (Tory Folliard Gallery), Chicago, IL
2001 Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI, Wisconsin Biennial
Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Eight Counties Triennial
Visual Arts Milwaukee, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI, Salon D’Automne
2000 UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Meticulous Conception
Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, Wendy’s Wonderland
1999 Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, Wisconsin Triennial
Riverwest Art Works, Milwaukee, WI, The Red Show
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Phantom Press and Friends
1998 Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Open Studio: Arts Online Program Exhibition
1997 Arts Vision Inc., art installation at the Time & Life Building, Chicago, IL, The 2nd Show
1995 Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, Generation X: New Art from Milwaukee
1994 Internos Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Mini Art
Naked i Gallery, St. Charles, IL, Women Uncensored
Gallery 218, Milwaukee, WI, Gang of 40: Recollecting/Reconnecting
1992 UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, As We See It and Culmination
1988 Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago, IL, You Make Life Worth Living
1987 ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, How I Didn’t Spend My Summer Vacation
Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI, The Work Itself


Bobby Tanzilo, “Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter”,, September 17, 2015.
Kat Murrell, “The Colors of Today: The Portrait Society presents three women painters with a strong sense of color”, Urban Milwaukee Dial, October 10, 2014.
Jennifer A. Smith, “Bold Colors, Weirdness: Paintings by Huggett and Hutchison at the Watrous”, Madison Isthmus, December 5, 2008.
Amy Chase, “Introducing Ariana Huggett: Seeking beauty in the ordinary and finding it in an AT reader’s Outbox?”, Apartment Therapy: New York, August 30, 2007.
Nathan Guequierre, “Candy-Colored Everyday Art”, Shepherd Express, April 10, 2003, p. 34.
Paul Ryan, “Suzanna Fields and Ariana Huggett: Color/Forms, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia”, Art Papers Magazine, March/April, 2003.
Art Notes, “Painting? Sculpture? Second Street ponders”, The Daily Progress, December 5, 2002.
Emily Smith, “Practice, don’t preach”, C-Ville Weekly, December 17-23, 2002, p.46.
Aaron Steinber, “Side by side togetherness brings out the best”, The Hook, December 19-25, 2002, p. 27.
Jon Mueller, “Lust, design and cherries”,, March 29, 2002.
James Auer, “Artists’ exhibit returns to old days of competition”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 5, 2001.
James Auer, “Questions of the Quotidian”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2001.
Michele Merens, “Close Encounters of the Abstract Kind”, Fox Point/Bayside/River Hills Herald, March 1, 2001.
Nicholas Frank, “Stuff Most Worthy of Making a 2000 Year-End List”, Milwaukee Orbit, Feb. 2001, Issue 11, p. 4.
Felicia Feaster, “Ironic Age”, Atlanta Creative Loafing, April 16, 2000, Vol. 28, No. 48.
James Auer, “‘Triennial’ exhibit shows state art has gone beyond rural landscape”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 21, 1999, p. 4E Cue.
Wisconsin Triennial (catalog, Madison Art Center, 1999).
Nicholas Frank, “Huggett’s ‘extraORDINARY’ paintings draw on close attention to the ordinary”, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5, 1999, p. 12E Cue.
Nathan Guequierre, “Street Scene”, Shepard Express, May 6, 1999, p. 31.
Generation X: New Art From Milwaukee (catalog, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1995).


MKE<->LAX, Fall 2014.


Wisconsin Lutheran College, September, 2008.
Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, March, 2000.


Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art – Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2009.
Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art – Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2003.
Cash Prize – Wisconsin Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, November, 2001.
Honorable Mention – Eight Counties Triennial, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, June, 2001.
Selected Participant – Open Studio: Arts Online Program, sponsored by Minneapolis Telecommunications Network and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1997.
Merit Award – Gang of 40: Recollection/Reconnecting, Gallery 218, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1994.
Merit Scholarship – School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1983-1987.


1994 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MFA
1987 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA
1986 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, Exchange Program