BIO

Huckleberry Elling was born and raised in Los Angeles and learned to crochet  watching her mom as a child. In her youth she hitchhiked through the US and abroad, using her crocheted hats and dolls as currency. She settled down in Western Massachusetts where she is raising her family and furthering her artistic pursuits. 

In her 1969 Airstream trailer studio, Huck crochets new and vintage yarns into colorful, textural, playful and creepy masks and standing figures.  She invites people to try on, interact, and bring to life these storybook-like characters.   

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Exhibitions

(upcoming) 2016 Kidspace Mass MoCA : Group Show : North Adams, MA 

2015 Etui Gallery : Solo Show : Larchmont, NY

2015 Stone Over Barn Gallery : Slideluck Juried Group Show : Lenox, MA

2015 Vogue Knitting Live : Juried Group Show : New York, NY

2014 Land of the Living Toys : Resident Artist : Brooklyn, NY

2013 Harajuku : Resident Artist : New York, NY

2011 Berkshire Museum : New Perspectives in Crochet : Solo Show : Pittsfield, MA

2011 West Side Gallery : Juried Group Show : Providence, RI

Residencies

(upcoming) 2016 Arts For Change Residency @ Kipspace Mass MoCA : North Adams, MA 

2015 Assets for Artist Residency @ Mass MoCA : North Adams, MA

2015 Saga Fest : Collaborative Arts Residency : Eyrabakki, Iceland

2011 Berkshire Museum : Artist in Residence : Pittsfield, MA

Publications

2014 Berkshire Magazine : “The Art of It”

2013 Simply Crochet : “Hooked By Huck”

2012 Vogue (UK Edition) : “Happily Ever After”

Workshops

2016 Simon's Rock College of Bard : Masks as Art : Great Barrington, MA

2014 111 Minna Gallery : Huck & Stuff Happy Hour : Masked Life Drawing : San Francisco, CA

2013 Brooklyn Wildlife : Drawing Parlor : Masked Life Drawing : Great Barrington, MA

2012 IS 183 : How to Crochet : Stockbridge, MA

2011 IS 183 : Monster Modeling : Masked Life Drawing : Stockbridge, MA

Recognitions

2014 Voted “Best Artist in the Berkshires” : Berkshire Record

2013 Voted “Best Artist in the Berkshires” : Berkshire Record