Alexandra Huddleston is a contemporary artist whose interest in exploring culture and landscape in a wide array of global settings comes from her own international upbringing. She was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and Bamako, Mali. In the course of her career, Huddleston lived for ten months in one of the manuscript libraries of Timbuktu and walked three of the world’s most important pilgrimages—in Spain, France, and Japan—travelling thousands of kilometers by foot.
Among other honors, Huddleston has received a Fulbright Research Grant, and her prints have been acquired by the US Library of Congress, the National Museum of African Art, and the British Library.
Huddleston has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center (USA, 2007), the UCROSS Foundation (USA, 2008), Michigan State University (USA, 2008), Cow House Studios (Ireland, 2016), Cill Rialaig (Ireland, 2017), and Common Ground (Scotland, 2017).