Art Exhibitions


2015 | Material Studios + Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Old Schools
2014 | Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Everyday Spaces
2008 | James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, Shape Pattern Color
2005 | Jody Monroe Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Brown Madder
2003 | Wriston Art Center, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI, Color Forms
2001 | Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI, Dollop/Doll Up
1999 | Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, extraORDINARY Round 6 / Art-Street-Window, Milwaukee, WI, Flourish

SMALL GROUP (2 to 4 person)

2009 | Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Inside/Outside: Home as Portrait
2008 | Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI, Elements of Being
2005 | Ploch Art Gallery, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI, Taking Shape
2003 | Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art Gallery, Utica, NY, Sara Crisp and Ariana Huggett: Paintings Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Color Abstractions
2002 | Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, Color/Forms: Suzanne Fields and Ariana Huggett Krueger Arts Complex, Milwaukee, WI, The Bakery Show Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, New Talent
2001 | MNL Gallery, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI, Questions of Quotidian
2000 | Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, Off the Wall… | City Gallery East, Atlanta, GA, Pop! Goes the… Paul Porter Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC, A.C.E. (Ariana, Chris, Eriks)
1996 | Galleria del Conte, Milwaukee, WI, New Directions Kishwaukee Art Gallery, Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL, The Abstract Image
1994 | Reicher Gallery, Barat College, Lake Forest, IL, Ariana Huggett / Jill Ziccardi
1988 | A-Space Gallery, Madison, WI, Paintings, Prints, and Drawings Organic Theater, Chicago, IL, The Lobby Show

GROUP (Select)

2017 | Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Stacked
2016 | Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, I made this for you: Small gestures in clay
2010 | Greenseed Studios, Sheboygan, WI, Indiana GreenCharles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now
2009 | Portrait Society Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, The Intimate Page
2007 | Aqua Art Miami (Hotcakes Gallery), Miami, FL
2006 | Milwaukee International (Jody Monroe Gallery), Milwaukee, WI INOVA, UWM Peck School of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Continuum 5(0)
2005 | Frederick Layton Gallery, MIAD, Milwaukee, WI, Out of the Suitcase, the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Fund Exhibit
2003 | UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Continuum 2
2002 | Art Chicago (Tory Folliard Gallery), Chicago, IL
2001 | Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, WI, Wisconsin Biennial Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Eight Counties Triennial Visual Arts Milwaukee, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI, Salon D’Automne
2000 | UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Meticulous ConceptionWendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI, Wendy’s Wonderland
1999 | Madison Art Center, Madison, WI, Wisconsin TriennialRiverwest Art Works, Milwaukee, WI, The Red Show
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI, Phantom Press and Friends
1998 | Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, Open Studio: Arts Online Program Exhibition
1997 | Arts Vision Inc., art installation at the Time & Life Building, Chicago, IL, The 2nd Show
1995 | Milwaukee Art Museum, WI, Generation X: New Art from Milwaukee
1994 | Internos Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Mini ArtNaked i Gallery, St. Charles, IL, Women Uncensored Gallery 218, Milwaukee, WI, Gang of 40: Recollecting/Reconnecting
1992 | UWM Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, As We See It and Culmination
1988 | Rizzoli Gallery, Chicago, IL, You Make Life Worth Living
1987 | ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, How I Didn’t Spend My Summer Vacation

Artist Residencies

Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums | September 2018 – September 2019 | Milwaukee, WI

MKE <-> LAX  | Fall 2014 | Milwaukee, WI

Articles / Catalogs

Bacha, Diane M. (2016, December 15). Artists turn to clay at Portrait Society Gallery, Journal Sentinel. Retrieved from

Tanzilo, Robert (2015, September 17). Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter, Retrieved from

Murrell, Kat (2014, October 10). The Colors of Today: The Portrait Society presents three women painters with a strong sense of color. Urban Milwaukee Dial. Retrieved from

Smith, Jennifer A. (2008, December 5). Bold Colors, Weirdness: Paintings by Huggett and Hutchison at the Watrous. Madison Isthmus. Retrieved from

Chase, Amy (2007, August 30). Introducing Ariana Huggett: Seeking beauty in the ordinary — and finding it in an AT reader’s Outbox? Apartment Therapy. Retrieved from

Guequierre, Nathan (2003, April 10). Candy-Colored Everyday Art. Shepherd Express, 34.

Ryan, Paul (March/April, 2003). Suzanna Fields and Ariana Huggett: Color/Forms, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia. Art Papers Magazine.

Art Notes (2002, December 5). Painting? Sculpture? Second Street ponders. The Daily Progress.

Smith, Emily (2002, December 17-23). Practice, don’t preach. C-Ville
Weekly, 46.

Steinberg, Aaron (2002, December 19-25). Side by side togetherness brings out the best. The Hook, 27.

Mueller, Jon (2002, March 29). Lust, design and cherries.

Auer, James (2001, December 5). Artists’ exhibit returns to old days of competition. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Auer, James (2001, March 14). Questions of the Quotidian. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Merens, Michele (2001, March 1). Close Encounters of the Abstract Kind. Fox Point/Bayside/River Hills Herald.

Feaster, Felicia (2000, April 16). Ironic Age. Atlanta Creative Loafing, 28 (48).

Auer, James (1999, September 21). ‘Triennial’ exhibit shows state art has gone beyond rural landscape. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4E.

Madison Art Center (1999). Wisconsin Triennial, exhibition catalog.

Nicholas, Frank (1999, May 5). Huggett’s ‘extraORDINARY’ paintings draw on close attention to the ordinary. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12E.

Guequierre, Nathan (1999, May 6). Street Scene. Shepherd Express, 31.

Milwaukee Art Museum (1995). Generation X: New Art from Milwaukee, exhibition catalog.

Visiting Artist

2008 | Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September

2000 | Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina, March


2003, 2009 | Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
2001 | Cash Prize Wisconsin Biennial, Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
2001 | Honorable Mention Eight Counties Triennial, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
1997 | Selected Participant Open Studio: Arts Online Program, sponsored by Minneapolis Telecommunications Network and Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1994 | Merit Award Gang of 40: Recollection/Reconnecting, Gallery 218, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1983-1987 | Merit Scholarship School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Plein Air Competitions

2018 | The Historic Third Ward Plein Air Painting Competition – Best Architecture
2017 | The Historic Third Ward Plein Air Painting Competition – Second Place; Plein Air At The Fair – Honorable Mention, Tiny Treasures
2016 | Art In The City Plein Air MKE – Honorable Mention, Best of Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum; Durward’s Glen Plein Air Painting Event –  Best Historic Building


MFA | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1994
BFA | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1987
Exchange | National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland, 1986