Artist Talk: Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 – 8pm
Exhibitions Run: May 3 – 30, 2019

Who doesn’t love to people watch? Hucke is fascinated by interesting people. And in some way, all people are interesting. Inspired during the many hours spent in waiting rooms daydreaming about the lives of others, Hucke has been painting portraits and honing his unique and casual painting style. In this body of work, People Watching, Hucke attempts to bring to life what many do as we observe another—wonder about that person’s life. The subject of each portrait is a real, but the biographical vignette is what the artist imagines about him or her.

About Ian Hucke

Ian Douglas Hucke is an Art Studio major at UNM. In August 2017 he was hit by a car. Fortunate to have survived, it was a defining moment. His extensive time of recovery ignited his passion for painting. His art has been healing, provided purpose, a way to give back and a vision for his future.

“Through my art, I explore humanity. I appreciate and celebrate the diversity of people. I’m inspired as I imagine a stranger’s story. I especially love painting portraits. People are people, and a person’s face is the public window into their soul.” – Ian Hucke

Learn more about Ian in the Albuquerque Journal article >


Ian Hucke, Glinda, watercolor and graphite, 2019

Ian Hucke, Cody, watercolor and graphite, 2019

Ian Hucke, Taz, watercolor and graphite, 2019