Gordon Huether

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Großer Struwwelpeter, 2011 Printed Canvas, Acrylic And Paint 48"W X 60"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether
Blue Oval | Metal Meddle Series , 2012 Salvaged Metal, Paint, Oil Pastel 24"W X 34"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Neon Noodles, 2008 Neon And Acrylic 40" X 30" © Gordon Huether
Holy Book | Red, 2013 Handmade Paper, Antique Book Pages, Resin 30"W X 40"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: jdotcolombo
Dichroic Fin, 2000 Canvas, Paint, Dichroic Glass 48"W X 60"H © Gordon Huether
On The Fence | Pink, 2011 Salvaged Wood, Ball Bearings, Found Image & Paint 23"W X 47"H X 3/4"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
On The Fence | Yellow, 2011 Salvaged Wood, Ball Bearings, Found Image & Paint 23"W X 47"H X 3/4"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
On The Fence | Green, 2011 Salvaged Wood, Ball Bearings, Found Image & Paint 23"W X 47"H X 3/4"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Lips, 2009 Stainless Steel, Glass & Lighting 28"W X 18"H X 4"D © Gordon Huether
Italiano Fashion Series | Red, 2014 Salvaged Materials, Resin 12"W X 12"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Christina Rosenberger
Intersect | Pink, 2002 30"W X 40"H X 3"D Salvaged Metal, Paint, Wood © Gordon Huether
Green Stitches | Metal Meddle Series, 2012 Salvaged Metal, Paint, Stainless Steel Cable 18"W X 66"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Matches | Metal Meddle Series, 2012 Salvaged Materials, Etched Dichroic Glass 20"W X 42"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Big Boy | Metal Meddle Series, 2012 Salvaged Metal, Glass Lenses 138"W X 38"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Light Incision 5, 2003 Glass, Metal, Lighting 30"W X 40"H X 5.75"D © Gordon Huether
Fresh Air, 2006 Metal, Neon Lighting 2 Rectangles 30"W X 36"H Each © Gordon Huether | Adrián Gregorutti
Lil' Atatürk Series 6|11, 2012 Ottoman Script Book Pages, Stamps, Photographs, Fused Glass, Resin 12"W X 12"H X 3"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: jdotcolombo
Orange Squares, 2010 Steel, Paint 10'h X 6'w X 4'd © Gordon Huether
Red Barrel Ring, 2010 Recycled Materials, Lighting And Paint 2' Dia X 8'h © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Silver Twist, 2010 Stainless Steel, Dichroic Glass 4'w X 14'h © Gordon Huether
Stix And Stones, 2007 Hand Pulled Glass Rods, Dichroic & Metal 49”W X 60”H X 29”D © Gordon Huether
The Last Three Minutes, 2007 Glass, Metal 12"W X 84"H X 12"D © Gordon Huether | Photo: Adrián Gregorutti
Quick Facts
Rochester, NY
Birth year
Lives in
Napa, CA
Works in
Napa, CA
Representing galleries
mixed-media, installation, sculpture

Gordon Huether was born in Rochester, NY in 1959, to German immigrant parents. Having dual citizenship in Germany and the U.S., Huether has spent much time traveling between both countries. Huether learned art composition and appreciation at an early age from his father. In the course of his initial artistic explorations, Huether was resolved to create a lasting impact on the world around him through the creation of large-scale works of art. He took a deliberate step towards this goal in 1987 when Huether founded his studio in Napa, California.

In 1989 Huether was awarded his first public art commission for the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute. Given the opportunity to collaborate with a building design and construction team, allowed Gordon to realize what he envisioned, and proved to be a significant step for him. His careful consideration of the artwork or installation in context to the space and its users has led to many major public art awards around the globe.

Projects have included art installations for private corporations, airports, transportation centers, parking garages, hotels, universities, hospitals, recreation centers, civic buildings, libraries, and museums.

During his frequent visits to Germany in the early 1990s, Huether’s aesthetic vision took an important turn, which was influenced by Professor Johannes Schreiter. While the medium of glass had initially inspired Huether’s material impulses, Schreiter’s work inspired him to unlock and express vital ideas and humanistic passion in his own work. Huether began to concentrate on the intellectual and emotional message one can deliver through an artistic creation. His work became about communicating a story, not just creating objects of beauty.

In recent years, Gordon has begun exploring different media to challenge both the concept and direction he has taken in the creation of his smaller-scale fine artworks. This personal and professional exploration has given insight to the myriad of ways he can express the beauty he sees. Using the seductive properties of richly saturated color, a wide array of natural and artificial light sources, luscious and diverse texture, found materials and quirky, sometimes unsettling imagery, his work offers viewers a complex intellectual experience.

His experience in the realm of large-scale artwork generated the confidence to fashion fine art pieces with very personal content. Huether started experimenting with salvaged materials, found objects and in contrast to these elements, items of polished and impeccable nature. While his core skills are in glass design, Huether also has extensive experience in working with many other media including steel, repurposing salvaged materials, resins and composite materials.

Until this day, much of his work is inspired by the effects nature has on man-made materials such as the rusty patterns present in deteriorating metal. These materials, translated into works of art, serve as a reminder of the temporal character of man’s achievements and the awe-inspiring forces of nature.

Huether’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries, and collected across the United States, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. He has received more than 60 public art commissions and more than 150 private commissions.