Creative Entrepreneur Gallery at the Hive 2.0 Presents Katty Huertas SELF-ISH

By Editorial Team on March 12, 2018

Sat, 03 March 2018 - Wed, 28 March 2018

Photo courtesy of the Hive 2.0.
Currently on view through March 28, 2018.

Workshop: Tuesday, March 20 from 6pm to 9pm

Multidisciplinary artist Katty Huertas, brings SELF-ISH to the Creative Entrepreneur Galley of the Hive 2.0. Born in Bogota, Columbia, she received her Bachelor of Arts, with a minor in Arts History from Florida International University in 2016. Additionally, she studied visual arts at the Universidad Javeriana, Colombia for two years.

SELF-ISH runs from March 3 through March 28, 2018 in the new Visual Entrepreneur Gallery in the Hive 2.0 at 1231B Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020. An Entrepreneur Workshop will be held on March 20, 2018 from 6-9PM.

SELF-ISH deals with social issues that perpetuate double standards, ownership inequalities and gender, based on her experiences as an immigrant woman. With comical undertones that range from literal to conceptual, the goal of this exhibit is to shine a light on the different standards for women. By painting self-portraits, Huertas is confronting her self-image, against what society expects of her. SELF-ISH color palate consists mostly of pastels because even though the subject matter is gloomy, the final pieces aim to attract people like candy.

A resident of the Washington metropolitan area, her work has been exhibited in Austin Texas, Miami Florida, and Bogota, Columbia. Huertas works in a variety of mediums, ranging from digital to traditional. She has been featured in publications such as Society 6 Art Quarterly Report, LED Baltimore and Slice magazine and has been commissioned to create illustrations for Lenny Letter and Red Bull Academy Daily.

About the Hive 2.0:
The Creative Entrepreneur Gallery is a project of the Hive 2.0. Located in one, of only two coworking spaces east of the Anacostia river. The second – The Hive @2208, is an expansion of the business incubator. Both are projects of ARCH, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a home for entrepreneurs, artists, arts and cultural organizations, to fulfill its commitment to the revitalization and sustainable economic development of Historic Anacostia. The Hive 2.0 is home to over sixty small businesses and organizations, offering a membership based program for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Gallery Hours:

  • Tuesday through Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • and by appointment.

Creative Entrepreneur’s Gallery at the Hive 2.0 is located at 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE.