Holly Hughes was born in San Antonio, Texas. Hughes works in studios both on NYC’s Lower East Side and in old barn in Ghent in Columbia County, NY. She is a Full Professor at Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches graduate and undergraduate students. Her resume details many solo and group shows in New York: Dru Arstark Gallery, David Beitzel Gallery, Piezo Electric, Philippe Briet Gallery, Graham Modern, One Penn Plaza, P.S. 1 Museum of Contemporary Art, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, The Work Space, A. I. R., etc.