Martha Hughes


Martha Hughes’ artist’s statement reads: “Obsession. Compulsion. Disorder.” Those three carefully chosen words are also excellent descriptives of her Timelapse: Kitchen, Lincoln St, Marfa, a 54-part acrylic on panel painting that depicts her kitchen table in various states of use on 54 different mornings. Painted in a style and palette of colors reminiscent of 1960s Pop Art, Hughes explains, “The Timelapse series originates from my interest in animated film and the nature of change.” Read more of the interview here on

Martha Hughes lives and works in Marfa, Texas, home of Minimalist giant Donald Judd and his Chinati Foundation. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Texas, Austin. In addition to painting, Hughes works in photography and computer-based media.


|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Timelapse: Lannan, Apartment A, Santa Fe, September 29-October 16, 2013 (Sept 29 2013)

Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 7 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches each (approximate)

Current Lannan Art Collection

|<br /><br /><em>(click to view large)</em> Timelapse: Kitchen, Lincoln St, Marfa, 2008/2010

Size: 8 x 10 inches each
Medium: Acrylic on panel

Current Lannan Art Collection

Martha Hughes elsewhere on

AGAIN: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation, (Art)
AGAIN: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation in the Lannan Collection, (Events)
Martha Hughes, (Bios)