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Grace Mae Huddleston

Course Title: Introduction to 2D Art: Developing a portfolio with drawing, painting, and more!

Grace Mae Huddleston is an artist and educator who earned her MFA in Visual Arts at University of California San Diego in 2019. She is currently a Lecturer for the Visual Art Department at UCSD and a teaching artist at the La Jolla Country Day School. As an educator, she seeks to share her passion for DIY art spaces and projects to inspire students to take initiative, try new things with their art, and create spaces for their own artwork. Grace’s teaching philosophy is inspired by the work and research of Lynda Barry. As such, she endeavors to challenge student’s preconceptions of art making and creativity, specifically in the fields of drawing and story-telling.

  • MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, CA
  • BFA, Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

  • Visiting Lecturer, University of California, San Diego, CA (Fall 2019-present)
  • Teaching Artist, La Jolla Country Day School, CA (Fall 2019-present)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, San Diego, CA (2016-2019)
  • Art Educator, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, CA (2016)
  • The Performance Space, “Accidental Girl, Dirty World”, La Jolla, CA. 2019
  • La Jolla Riford Branch Library Gallery, “On Lines”, La Jolla, CA. 2019
  • The FRONT Arte Cultura, “Dreams, Daydreaming, and Dreamers”, San Ysidro, CA. 2018
  • Che Café, “Queer Time”, San Diego, CA. 2018


  • Graduate Thesis, A new Life for an Accidental Girl; A New Future for a Dying World, 2019
  • Self-Published Novella, Accidental Girl, Dirty World, 2019
  • Self-Published Poem ‘Zine, MOON MESS-AGE, collected by the UCSD Library Special Collections, 2019
  • Auctus-Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship, “The Lay of the Ley”, explanation of research and work involved in my piece “The Lay of the Ley”, 2013