Artist Statement:
Anthony Hurd is a multidisciplinary artist currently residing in Albuquerque NM. Their work is focused on the expressions of identity. What we relate to and why. The skin we’re in, the jobs we have, the families we create. Why are human’s so obsessed with identifying with and as things that are seemingly limiting to our long term growth?
Anthony was born is Kansas City, Missouri and raised on skateboard culture. As the weird gay kid who made they’re own clothes, cut their and they’re friends hair,  painted all night after skating all day, and played bass in hardcore straightedge bands, They knew all too well that they needed to get out on his own and create his own path.
Their art career would start a couple of decades later, after years spent in the entertainment industry doing advertising and subsequently doing freelance work for years following that. The freelance jobs allowed Hurd to get back into painting and explore they’re creative process again. 
With vulnerability and compassion for himself and others, they’ve been able to put a voice to previously unspoken moments. Constantly influenced and inspired by skateboard and music culture to this day, and the perspective of being a queer , non binary step dad, Hurd has created their own space to tell their stories.

Shows:
- Dismantled Identity, Solo show. Stolen Space Gallery, London, October 2021
- Vanguard, Group show. Outre Gallery, Melbourne Australia, September 2021
- Vitality, Group show. Mirus Gallery, Denver, July 2021
- Happy Place, Group show, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, July 2021
- Group show viewing room, Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles July 2021
- What a weird time to be alive, group show. A. Hurd Gallery, Alburquerque NM, June 2021
- PowWow 10 year anniversary Group Show. Thinkspace projects. Bishop Museum, Hawaii. 2021
- I was born in a gay bar, Solo show. A. Hurd Gallery, Albuquerque NM 87110
- Tondo, Group show. SpokeArt Gallery, San Francisco, April 2021
- One by One Ground show, ABV Gallery, Atlanta, February 2021
- Aloha, Mr Hand, Group show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, January 2021
- Beyond the Rainbow, Solo show. Keep Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, December 2020
- Portraits, Group show. Rubine Red Gallery, Palm Springs, November 2020
- Current Mood, Solo show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, July 2020
- Suggestivism, group show. Spoke Art/Everyone Loves Recess, San Francisco, July 2020
- Mother Earth: We are all one, group show. Thinkspace Projects, Los Angeles, June 2020
- Exploring thew new contemporary movement VII , group show. Thinkspace / PowWow Hawaii, Feb 2020
- Made in New Mexico , group show. Stranger Factory ABQ, Jan 2020
- Everything's Illuminated , group show. Keep Contemporary Santa Fe, Dec 2019
- Re-Beginning - Paintguide , group show. Thinkspace Gallery LA, Nov 2019
- Salute 4 , group show. Nucleus Gallery PDX, Nov 2019
- LAX/MSY, group show. Thinkspace / Red Truck Gallery, August 2019
- LAX/SFO, group show. Thinkspace / Heron Arts, June 2019
- Pareidolia, group show. Antler Gallery PDX, Mar 2019
- Suggestivism, group show. Nucleus Gallery PDX, Jan 2019
- Microvisions, group show. Wow X Wow gallery, April 2018
- Other Worlds, group show. Helikon Gallery, Denver CO, March 2018
- Suggestivism, group show. Spoke Art New York, Feb 2018
- Which Way, That Way show, group show, First Amendment Gallery, San Francisco August 2017
- Annual Group Show, Knew Conscious, Denver July 2017
- Lightning Bolts and Little Sparks, group show, Wow X Wow, London December 2017
- Suggestivism, group show, Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco December 2016
- Annual Group Show, Knew Conscious, Denver July 2016
- Annual Group Show, group show, Wind Horse Gallery, Kansas City December 2016
- PaintGuide show, group show, The Unit Gallery, London December 2015
- 25th Annual Mini show, group show, Abend Gallery, Denver CO December 2015
- Journey Into the Other - group show, FlatColor Gallery, Seattle WA May 2015
- Tres Anos, group show, As Issued Gallery Costa Mesa, CA September 2014
- Process of Purpose, group show, LeQuivive Gallery Oakland, CA August 2014
- Irrevert Ecclectic, group show, Madeline Gallery Boulder, CO July 2014
- Neu Folk Revival, group show, LeQuivive Gallery Oakland, CA November 2013
- Wild At Heart II - Beyond Eden, group show, Thinkspace Gallery Los Angeles, CA October 2013
- EleMental CommUnion, group show, Wind Horse Gallery Kansas City, MO Sept-Oct 2012


Press:

- Suggestivism Book - Feb 2019
- Revolver Magazine, commission painting - April 2018
- Bliss Magazine Artist Feature - March 2018
- Hi Fructose Feature - November 2017
- Blopop Magazine July 2015
- Teros Magazine - 4 page spread April 2015
- Hi Fructose Online interview/Feature.
- Feathers of Inspirations - Out of Step books
- Catapult Magazine issue 24 - 12 page spread and interview
- Catapult Magazine issue 9 - 4 page spread.
- Aesthetic Now Magazing issue #2 - An 12 page article and interview.
- Babyboss Magazine issue# 8 - An 8 page interview about my work.
- Kustom Kicks book 08
- Feed Me Cool Shit Interview
- Adobe Creative Featured Artist
- FWA interview
- FITC 2006 Toronto Speaker (with Mike Kellogg)
- Stash DVD magazine. Issue 14
- Web Design Studios book
- Computer Arts UK, Full page illustration and 25 step tutorial on illustration.
- Rojo (Plus), two page illustration
- Rojo (limited), one page illustration
- ResFest Magazing, full page goofy photos of us Exopolis owners before the res studio tours
- Neomu (issue 2), two page illustration
- Portfolios Online (book), two page feature on my personal site




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