The exhibition The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way brings together the most recent works by the prominent Minneapolis-based artist whose art has earned recognition nationally and internationally. Showcasing Hushcha’s newest paintings, this exhibition presents an opportunity to follow the artist on his way through the cosmos of creativity. 

In his creative endeavors, Leon Hushcha explores themes of displacement and disruption, revealing his connection to his ancestral land, Ukraine. His most recent paintings are a statement of protest against Russia’s brutal intrusion into Ukraine’s sovereign territory. The artist says, ”When words fail me I paint.” Born in a displaced persons camp in post-WWII Austria, Hushcha was raised in a Ukrainian-speaking family in St. Paul, Minnesota. He began drawing and painting at the age of five and has not stopped since. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota after completing his undergraduate studies at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

The Art of Leon Hushcha: The Way is on view in the Mezzanine Gallery
December 2, 2023 – March 3, 2024.

Leon Hushcha
Blue Sky over Golden Wheat Fields 
Acrylic on canvas, 40 in x 52 in 
Courtesy of the artist