Live and Work: Newcastle, United Kingdom. Studio Holder at The Auxiliary, Middlesbrough
Will Hughes is a Multi-Disciplinary artist who is a studio holder at The Auxiliary in Middlesbrough. Will’s work is Conceptually driven by lived experiences as a queer, non binary person in the UK. They explore human themes such as touch, belonging and sensuality, through the use of everyday and constructed objects, as well as lyrics which title the works. The work seeks to seduce the viewer through materials and the often slow mechanical repetitive movements. Building layers of understanding, imagery and materiality into the work.
In 2018 they were awarded the Kenneth Armitage Foundation, Graduate Award for their degree show at Bath School of art and design. In recent years they have had 2 solo shows in Leicester and Bath and shown extensively in group shows in the UK. Internationally
they have shown in group shows in Cyprus, Germany and South Korea. Will is currently producing new work while undertaking a Masters of Fine Art at the BxNU Institute. They welcome studio visits at The Auxiliary by appointment.