Hugo McCloud

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama
Born in Palo Alto, CA

Solo Exhibitions

"This and Everything Else," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
"Hugo McCloud: Metal Paintings," Sean Kelly, Brooklyn, NY
"Hugo McCloud: Veiled," Sean Kelly, New York, NY
"Hugo McCloud," The Arts Club, London, UK
"Timeline," Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy
"Hugo McCloud: Palindrome," Sean Kelly, New York, NY
"Hugo McCloud: Muted Noise," Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
"Hugo McCloud: Put in Place," Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

"No Evidence of Sign," Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
"On The Road: American Abstraction," David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI
"A Constellation," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
"I Know You Got Soul," ARNDT Singapore Gallery, Singapore
"From Pre-History to Post-Everything," Sean Kelly, New York, NY
"De Generation Of Painting," Fondazione 107, Turin, Italy
"OPEN," Papillion, Los Angeles, CA
"Pattern Recognition," MoCADA, Brooklyn, NY
Art Basel Miami, N’Namdi Contemporary Gallery, Miami, FL
"Ryan Keeley and Hugo McCloud: From the mind of Mateo Mize," ArtNowNY, New York, NY
"Young Curators New Ideas IV, Beautiful Refuse: Materiality," Meulensteen Gallery, New York

Selected Press

Nash, David. "Kendall Wilkinson Outfits the $15.5 Million Penthouse at San Francisco's 181 Fremont," Architectural Digest, October 30 (link)
Miranda, Carolina, "Datebook: A new performance festival, art about sound and a museum's Friday night party," LA Times (web), July 19 (link)
Najjar, Christina, "Three New York City Artists to Follow on Instagram This Month," Hamptons (web), June 5 (link)
Carrigan, Margaret, "How Artist Hugo McCloud Is Taking Metal to New Heights," Galerie Magazine (web), June 11 (link)
Lucien, Lyne, “Meet Hugo McCloud, the Artist Who Makes Metal Beautiful,” Daily Beast (web), March 23
"How to Wear Workwear Right Now," GQ Magazine (web), May 23 (link)
Binolt, Ann, “Artist Hugo McCloud Searches for Overlooked Beauty in ‘Veiled’.” Forbes, January 11
Battaglia, Andy. “Traveling Exhibition and Brooklyn Museum Fete to Honor Joyner / Giuffrida Collection of African- Diasporan Art,” ARTnews, March 7
Binolt, Ann. “Artist Hugo McCloud Searches for Overlooked Beauty in ‘Veiled’.” Forbes, January 11
Cascone, Sarah. “See How Hugo McCloud Makes a Painting,” ArtNet News, January 11
“Last Chance: Hugo McCloud at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York,” Blouin Art Info, January 17
Palon, Nina. “Hugo McCloud Owns His Mistakes | Studio Visits,” The Creators Project, Februrary 2
Rosen, Miss. “Made You Look: Hugo McCloud Transforms the Detritus of Life into Works of Art,” Crave Magazine, January 9
Sussman, Anna Louie. “What Sold at the Armory Show,” Artsy, March 5
Biswas, Allie. “Hugo McCloud: ‘I Respect the Beauty in the Things That Are Overlooked’,” Studio International, January 2
Deutsch, Anna. “A Quality Cut with Hugo McCloud,” The Window, March 1
Jurgensen, John. “2017 Resolutions: Cultural Goals For the New Year,” The Wall Street Journal, December 20
McMahon, Katherine. “Scenes from Art Basel, Miami Beach, Part 5”, December 2
“Looking Ahead: December/January 2017.” Surface Magazine, November
Loos, Ted. “Righting Wrongs and Generating Attention for Art of the African Diaspora.”
The New York Times, October 16
Sargent, Antwaun. “The Welder’s Paintbrush,” Cultured Magazine, December
“Studio Visit with Hugo McCloud in Bushwick, Brooklyn,” Gallery Gurls, February 23
“Art: A Constellation,” The New Yorker, December
“Art Scene: Hugo McCloud,” Architectural Digest, December
Burris, Asia. “Watch Melo-X’s ‘McCloud in Process,’ Short Film,” Saint Heron, April 9
Evans, Ayana. “Hugo McCloud,” Gallerina Diaries, February 25
“In NYC This Weekend? Here Are 4 Art Exhibitions You Must See,” Blackbook, February
Kim, Deanna. “The Best Art Exhibitions to See This Month,” Complex, February 7
“McCloud in Process by Melo-X,” Purple Fashion Magazine, April 4
McKeough, Tim. “Andre Mellon Likes Drawing Rooms,” Introspective Magazine, September 14
Miller, M.H. “Hugo McCloud joins Sean Kelly Gallery,” ArtNews, January 7
Pasquarella, Sheri. “’Palindrome’ at Sean Kelly, 30 Jan 2015 – 14 Mar 2015,” SLP
Schoefer-Wulf, Maxine. “Hugo McCloud,” Little Paper Planes Shop Blog, May 25
Simmon, William J. “Action painting: The body electric,” Christie’s, February 2015.
“The Year in Black Art: January 2015,” Culture Type, December 31, 2015.
“The Curator Cure,” Art Forum, November 16, 2015.
“Top Exhibitions Opening This Week In New York (January 26 – February 1),” Whitewall, January 2015.
“Yankee Artists Help London Arts Club Thrive,” The Observer, September 3, 2015.
Anderson, Charlotte and David Bazner. “10 GQ-Approved Artists You Should Know at Art Basel Miami: Hugo McCloud,” GQ, December 2014.
Anderson, Stacey. “Hugo McCloud: Artist by Design,” The New York Times, May 28
“August in Pictures: From Pre-History to Post-Everything,” Art Haps, August 6
Boatright, Kristen. “VIDEO: Hugo McCloud Takes His Place in the Art World,” Artinfo, June 6, 2014.
“'From Pre-History to Post-Everything' opens at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York,” Artdaily, June 2014.
“From Pre-History to Post-Everything,” UnDo.Net, June 26
Makoma, Portia. “From Pre-History to Post Everything,” The, July 23
Shiffman, Allyson. “Hugo McCloud Is On a Journey,” W Magazine, May 9
Silver, Leigh. “Interview: Hugo McCloud Talks Inventing a Whole New Way to Paint,” Complex, May 10
Small, Rachel. “A Room Full of Roof: Hugo McCloud,” Interview, May 16
“Various artists, From Pre-History to Post-Everything, Sean Kelly New York, USA,”
Aesthetica, July
Jones, Allison Channing. The Next Generation: Hugo McCloud, Kambui Olujimi and E.J. Hill, The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine, Winter/Spring 2013, p. 34.
“Pattern Recognition Opens at MoCADA,” Huffington Post, September 25, 2013.
Sutton, Benjamin. “Looking for the Tradition of Black Abstraction at MoCADA,”
Blouin Art Info, August 5, 2013.
Thorne, James. “Pattern Recognition at MoCADA,” Cool Hunting, July 18, 2013.


Brielmayer, Isolde, "Hugo McCloud: Paintings," New York: Sean Kelly
Martin, Courtney J. "Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art," New York
Phaidon Editors, "Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting," London, UK

Public Collections

Hort Family Collection
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
The Joyner Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse

Grants and Awards

Artist in Residence, Bellas Artes Projects, Manila, Philippines