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 identity while simultaneously relying heavily on visually objective ideas of the human form. This both personal and impersonal 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) and Fiber Focus at Art Saint Louis (St. Louis, Missouri 2019).
Alanna Huck-Scarry is currently living and working in Chicago, Illinois.