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Jan Huling Art

JAN HULING (USA, B. 1953)

Jan Huling is an American contemporary artist, born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. After attending the Kansas City Art Institute, she started her career in greeting card design, at Hallmark. She now works in New York City as a product designer, children’s book author and beadist. Neither sketched nor planned, her three-dimensional works draw inspiration from her travels to India and Mexico, as well as imagined, playful scenes reminiscent of childhood fairy tales and fantasies. Her work is approachable yet evocative, incorporating spiritual iconography, alongside humorous artifacts of contemporary popular culture.The armatures for Huling’s sculptures are an unpredictable mix of forms, ranging from Kewpie and Munny dolls to birds and giant insects. In addition to seed beads, her colorful sculptures incorporate a variety of found objects, such as buttons, coins, tokens and costume jewelry. Huling’s slow and meticulous beading process, the intricacy of her swirling, hypnotic patterns and the spontaneous manner, with which she approaches each new project, results in sculptures that are both delicate and alluring. Simply put, she transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. She received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in 2015.

(Biography provided by Duane Reed Gallery)
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"Dottie", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Beaded, Sculpture, Animals, Pattern, Glass
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
Jan Huling was born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. After attending the Kansas City Art Institute she started her career in greeting card design at Hallmark. She now works in New...
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Glass, Found Objects, Mixed Media, Other Medium

"Santo Murciélago", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Glass Beads, Patterns
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Glass, Mixed Media, Other Medium

"Gotham Beast", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Glass Beads, Found Objects
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Glass, Plastic, Mixed Media, Other Medium

"Cheshire", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Glass Beads, Vintage Doll
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Glass, Plastic, Mixed Media, Other Medium

Batfan, Contemporary Mixed Media Sculpture with Glass Beads on Vintage Kewpie
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Glass, Plastic, Mixed Media, Other Medium

"Jaguar", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Glass Beads, Animal, Figurative
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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"Cleo" Contemporary, Ceramic, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Marble Base, Brass Rod
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"Mekong Meditation", Contemporary, Blown, Glass, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Beads
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"Kali with Tear Catcher, Head Pot Series", Blown, Sculpted and Sandblasted Glass
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"Ascension", Blown, Sculpted, and Sandblasted Glass; with Metals and Beads
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Dicky Boy by Jan Huling, Czech Glass Seed Beads on Mixed Media Sculpture, 2016
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
Jan Huling's craft combines obsessively applied beads with fun and whimsical forms, giving each piece a unique personality; with his playful expression and cheerful demeanor, Dicky B...
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Pony by Jan Huling, Brightly Colored and Patterned Beaded Sculpture
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
9.5" x 7.5" x 3.5"
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2010s Pop Art Jan Huling Art

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Mixed Media

Last Rhino
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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  • Last Rhino
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H 14 in. W 11 in. D 18 in.
"The Count", Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Found Objects, Glass Beads
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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2010s Contemporary Jan Huling Art

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Bear with Chains by Jan Huling, Beaded Toy Sculpture
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Bedroom Eyes by Jan Huling, Kewpie Doll Covered in Glass Beads and Medallions
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
16.5" x 9.5" x 4.5" Czech Glass Seed Beads and Found Medallions on Kewpie Doll ----- red, pattern, mixed media, eyes, stare, ornate, huichol, mandala
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Reindeer Dance
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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Mixed Media

  • Reindeer Dance
  • Reindeer Dance
  • Reindeer Dance
  • Reindeer Dance
H 21 in. W 18 in. D 21 in.
Citizen of The World
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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  • Citizen of The World
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El Pharoah
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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El Pharoah
H 22.5 in. W 17 in. D 12 in.
Contemporary, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Colorful, Glass, Pattern, Beaded, Animal
By Jan Huling
Located in St. Louis, MO
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