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Oral history interview with Benito Huerta

Interviewee:
Huerta, Benito, 1952-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Lynn Goode Gallery  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Beardsley, John  Search this
Caton, David  Search this
Chin, Mel, 1951-  Search this
Hernandez, John, 1952-  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Lomas Garza, Carmen  Search this
Pitman, Bonnie  Search this
Vargas, Kathy  Search this
Yanez, Rene  Search this
Zamudio-Taylor, Victor  Search this
Extent:
5 Sound discs (Sound recording, master (5 hrs., 52 min.), digitial, 2 5/8 in.)
84 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Benito Huerta conducted 2004 Feb. 29-Mar. 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in Arlington, Tex.
Huerta speaks of his early childhood; interest in art; attending graduate school at New Mexico State University; the exhibition "Hispanic Art in the United States: Thirty Contemporary Painters and Sculptors," 1987; interest in music and planning programs while attending undergraduate school at the University of Houston; his relationship with artist Mel Chin; his exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Lynn Goode Gallery and an exhibition entitled "Aneurism"; criticism of his artwork; living in San Francisco for two years; Galería de la Raza; painting on black velvet; the exhibition "Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders)" 1986; his chalupas series; the value of curating versus making his own art; "Seen and Unseen" at Diverse Works 1983; "Cowboys, Cadillacs, and Computers" Lawndale Art and Performance Center, University of Houston, 1985; his installation pieces; maps and global images in his work; his co-founding of the art Magazine "Artlies"; public commissions; connections to North Carolina; the Serie project; and the artists he has worked with since arriving at University of Texas, Arlington. Huerta also recalls David Caton, Jane Livingston, John Beardsley, René Yañez, Carmen Lomas Garza, John Hernandez, Kathy Vargas, Victor Zamudio Taylor, Bonnie Pitman, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Beniton Huerta (1952-) is an artist from Arlington, Tex. Interviewer Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Hispanic American artists -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Curators -- Texas -- Interviews  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Art commissions  Search this
Painting -- Technique  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.huerta04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-huerta04

Palm Island / John A. Hernandez

Artist:
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
Author:
Rat Feast Productions  Search this
Physical description:
4 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 14 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021423

La Junta de los Rios : a fantastic journey : an installation / by Kaleta Doolin and John Hernandez ; curated by Alan Govenar

Author:
Doolin, Kaleta 1950-  Search this
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
Govenar, Alan B. 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Doolin, Kaleta 1950-  Search this
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 19 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
La Junta de los Ríos (Tex.)
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.D593 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800219

John Hernandez : Zoe's room / curated by David S. Rubin

Title:
Zoe's room
Author:
Rubin, David S. 1949-  Search this
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
San Antonio Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Hernandez, John 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Texas
San Antonio
Date:
2009
Topic:
Site-specific installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_958710

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