Organdy, aluminum wire, foam pellets; size/length vary
Alanna Huck-Scarry is a visual artist exploring self-portraiture through abstract sculpture and performance. Huck-Scarry seeks to expand the definition of self-portraiture and alter the visual language used in association with the body. Through exploration of place, found object, and objective bodily forms, Huck-Scarry challenges viewers to dismiss conceptions about the body that they may have previously thought to be certain. In this way, her work explores existential questions of a body's importance through the abstraction of implicit truths. This personal investigation is intended to be a lifelong endeavor; as Huck-Scarry’s body changes with time, so will her work.
In 2018 Alanna Huck-Scarry graduated from DePaul University after studying fine art and art history. Later that year she was also a part of the Chicago Artists Coalition’s LAUNCH Residency. Alanna Huck-Scarry has shown throughout the Midwest in shows including Body Language at the Krasl Art Center (St. Joseph, Michigan 2019), Fiber Focus at Art Saint Louis (St. Louis, Missouri 2019), and Emerging at ARC Gallery (Chicago, Illinois, 2019).
Alanna Huck-Scarry is currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois.