Sabrina Marie Huchthausen is an American artist based in Chicago, IL. Born and raised in the south-western suburbs, she studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, receiving her BFA in 2016.
Huchthausen came to painting as a means of a diaristic approach of processing and understanding personal experiences, evolving into a practice of destruction and rebirth. Her work deals with the human figure and portraiture, not as identities, but more as raw materials to create spaces and vessels in a realm between beauty and violence.
Themes of the feminine, nature, vehemence, and where they meet come to light in the work. Employing a combination of additive and reductive methods include; carving, image transfers, and constructing preliminary materials via collage, Huchthausen’s works create a place for her psyche to manifest , and play.
Her work has been part of projects shown at Expo Chicago and The Smart Museum in collaboration with Stock Yard Institute.