Biography

Born in Jamaica, Hugh Findletar had a childhood filled with Caribbean legends and traditions. His underlying Jamacian imagination and culture further translated into his artistic works today, gives his pieces a distinct style and character. Findletar grew up in New York City and he started out as a photographer by trade. The manner in which he captured the expressions, looks and personality of his muses became an obsession which later followed him throughout his career as an artist.

 

At the same time, Findletar nursed a passion for horticulture, passed on to him by his beloved great- grandmother. In the beginning, Findletar did not expect that he would combine the two major facets of his life within his work. The artist discovered the art of glassblowing during a trip to Kenya and that began a long-standing exploration into glass-making, marrying the finesse of this Western craft with the expressive force of African art. Findletar sought the knowledge of this ancient art form, finding himself in Murano, Italy - the home of the world’s best glass artisans.

Exhibitions
Works
  • Hugh Findletar, TSS, 2005
  • Hugh Findletar, a_FREAK_ca 1M, 2019
    a_FREAK_ca 1M, 2019
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  • Hugh Findletar, Sophia, 2019
    Sophia, 2019
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  • Hugh Findletar, QueenZ Cup, 2020
    QueenZ Cup, 2020
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  • Hugh Findletar, Giorgio, 2020
    Giorgio, 2020
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  • Hugh Findletar, HorseHEAD, 2020
    HorseHEAD, 2020
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  • Hugh Findletar, FishieZ Baby, 2021
    FishieZ Baby, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, FishieZ ochre, 2021
    FishieZ ochre, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, FishieZ Blue, 2021
    FishieZ Blue, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, FishieZ black-blue, 2021
    FishieZ black-blue, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, ANONYMa, 2021
    ANONYMa, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, SHELLz 3, 2021
    SHELLz 3, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, SHELLz 5, 2021
    SHELLz 5, 2021
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  • Hugh Findletar, SHELLz 9, 2021
    SHELLz 9, 2021
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