Benito Huerta

“Noches de la Frontera” Graphite & Charcoal Figurative Abstract Drawing on Paper 2001



Graphite, Charcoal


Grayscale graphite and charcoal drawing on paper by Houston, TX artist Benito Huerta. Abstract figurative drawing in the style of Picasso depicting two women figures: one on the left with a pair of angel wings facing front and another on the right side seated with a snake tattoo facing recto. Figures appear to be in a deserted landscape with a mountain and a bright full moon that illuminates the entire drawing. Dated and signed by artist. Framed and matted in a gold frame.

Artist Biography

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 Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997. His work was featured in a one-person exhibition, “Under Pressure: A Print Survey 1976-2018” at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas in spring of 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, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago and at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, Texas. His work is in several museum and corporate collections throughout the United States. Huerta was the recipient of the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art’s 2002 Legend of the Year Award and Exhibition and was the first Maestros Tejanos Exhibition in 2008 at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. He recently completed a public art project for the University of Texas at Arlington, Signs of Life, which was installed in August, 2019. Other recent work is Urban Still Life, South Main Street project, Fort Worth installed in 2017. 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. As a curator he recently organized a survey exhibitions of David McGee for the Houston Museum of African American Culture, Houston and The Gallery at UTA, University of Texas at Arlington and Cesar A. Martinez for the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago. Other surveys/retrospectives exhibitions he has organized are of Mel Chin, John Hernandez, Luis Jimenez, Dalton Maroney and Celia Alvarez Munoz.

Dimensions With Frame

H 35.375 in. x W 27.625 in. x D .875 in.

Dimensions Without Frame

H 30 in. x W 22.25 in.
“Noches de la Frontera” Graphite & Charcoal Figurative Abstract Drawing on Paper 2001