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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Mikee Huber

Home 1430 Allanwood Lane County: Montgomery
Riverside Ohio 45432 United States
Home Phone: 937.475.2709 Website: Linktree Website: website


Mikee Huber is an abstract artist whose work is informed by built environments, the natural world, and design. Inspired by the visual information embedded in such formats such as scientific images, circuit boards, and topographic views of city streets and waterways, she employs variations in color, scale, and contrast to create visual balance in her paintings and reimagine data as realms of possibility. 

She is a 2022 Dayton Region Arts Renewal Grant recipient, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and administered by Culture Works, Dayton, Ohio. In 2019, she was the recipient of an Artist Opportunity Grant, funded by the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and administered by Culture Works, Dayton, Ohio.

She is selected for a two-week artist residency at the Golden Apple Art Residency in July, 2024, in Harrington, Maine.

Mikee Huber currently serves as a board member of the Dayton Society of Artists (DSA). She is also a member artist of DSA and the Springfield Museum of Art (Ohio).

Artist Statement

I often work in series as a way to organize my thoughts and ideas. My Connections series represents how the importance of community and individuals are woven together, especially as a result of the pandemic which caused many people to be isolated and alone, having their lives upended. My acrylic paintings allude to the light at the end of a long tunnel, a place and time to safely connect in person again. Viewers follow the twists and turns connecting the color fields and grids, leading them along a new journey. I explain to viewers each line represents each of us as an individual and as lines are added people meet. As lines come together they not only represent the painting forming and building, it also shows how when we get to know each other we can build a stronger community.

In my Catalyst series, I attempt to capture the movement, change, consciousness, and imagination generated by catalysts through scraping, adding, and subtracting layers of paints and inks. I often include interference paints because the color shifts when viewed at different angles which represents the changes Catalysts evoke. I enjoy the rhythmic process of adding and subtracting, pushing and pulling paint and ink by use of silicon tools such as squeegees.

Compulsion, began because I was compelled to paint with the color Payne’s Gray paired with bright contrasting opaque colors, unlike the translucent colors of my Catalyst series. Payne’s Gray reminds me of a friend who can go to any social gathering and make a new friend. Yet, in this case it is Payne’s Gray that goes well with so many colors, helping the other colors feel welcome and stand out as the gem they are.

Love Letters, includes indiscernible text of faded memories layered between acrylic mediums. I used these discernible words in some prior works, yet after Ukraine was invaded I couldn’t help but think of lovers and their love letters written over hundreds of years of wars. Lovers confessing their love for each other and their wish to be together again. It left me wondering how many people have boxes of love letters hidden in a closet from a long lost love who never made it home. I started painting and adding text to work out the anxiety I felt over the invasion and a new series was born.

And in my series Controlled Chaos, I uses unconventional tools and materials to reflect the busy lives many of us live. Tongue depressors, toothpicks, eye droppers, tweezers, and her fingers take the place of the traditional paintbrush to combine layers of paint, glitter, glue, and foil leaf. Fluid movements throughout the compositions beg viewers to see their own stories.