About the Artist
Carla Hughes, a native Texan from Harlingen, received a B.F.A. from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, concentrating in ceramics and sculpture. After graduation she received a scholarship to attend Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and completed the residency program at the Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York State. She currently works out of her studio in Harlingen, Texas.
Her current research and resulting sculptural work explores differing perspectives and realities of American life. She uses material, surface, shape, and space to exploit ideals created by societal labels as they apply to race and social class.