Edward McHugh (artist)

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Edward McHugh is an artist from Philadelphia[1] whose work includes photography and sculpture.[2]

Education and work[edit]

Trained as a painter, printmaker, and sculptor, McHugh graduated from the Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia in 1991. He later studied at Crown Point Press in San Francisco.

After beginning to work in photographic methods, McHugh began to implement a process he termed a "wax-diffused pigment print." By applying a thin layer of archival wax to the surface of the print, McHugh imbues a painterly brushstroke to the image giving it a uniquely handmade surface, marrying his fine arts background and his photographic process.[3] The Seattle Times described an image of the battleship USS New Jersey treated with this technique, saying that "the effect is both enchanting and unsettling".[4]

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 1997 Recent Works, Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 1998 New Works, Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 1999 New Paintings, Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 1999 Selected Drawings, Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis
  • 1999 Sans Titre, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, Colorado
  • 2000 Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston
  • 2000 New Works, Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 2001 Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 2001 New Works, Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
  • 2001 APAID New York International Photography Show, Robert Klein Gallery
  • 2001 ART CHICAGO, Robert Klein Gallery
  • 2001 Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
  • 2001 Minimalenniailism, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York City
  • 2002 Works on Paper, Philadelphia
  • 2002 William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis
  • 2002 IFPDA Print Show New York City
  • 2003 Art Chicago, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis
  • 2005 Angie Newman Johnson Gallery, Frank Phillips and Edward McHugh Marking Process
  • 2006 A. G. Edwards Collection Landscapes, University Art Museum of the University of Louisiana
  • 2007 Arrangements, Gallery 339, Philadelphia (solo)
  • 2009 Aqua Art Miami
  • 2010 8x10 and Under: Small Landscapes, Gallery 339, Philadelphia
  • 2010 AIPAD Photography Show, New York City
  • 2010 Altered Photo, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
  • 2010 Aqua Art Miami
  • 2011 AIPAD Photography Show, New York City
  • 2011 Surface Tension, Gallery 339, Philadelphia (solo)
  • 2011 Keystone.1 Pennsylvania Photography Biennial, Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh
  • 2013-14 Law of Reflection, Gallery 339, Philadelphia (solo)
  • 2013-14 American Photography X2, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
  • 2015 It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Philadelphia
  • 2015 Stand Still, Gallery 339, Philadelphia


  1. ^ Ashe, Brady (27 July 2011). "South Side exhibit showcases 16 leading-edge photographers". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Newhall, Edith (29 May 2011). "Galleries: Photographs of reflections with a tinge of the surreal". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Biography - Gallery 339 – Fine Art Photography – Philadelphia
  4. ^ Upchurch, Michael (26 August 2010). "Review: Seattle exhibits show photographs in their altered states". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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