Huerta has a B.F.A. from the University of Houston, an M.A. from New Mexico State University. He was co-founder, Executive Director and Emeritus Board Director of Art Lies, a Texas Art Journal. He is a Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he has been Director/Curator of The Gallery at UTA since 1997.
Huerta’s work is currently featured in a one-person exhibition, “Written in the Wind” at Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU, Baton Rouge from March 18 – April 13, 2014 and upcoming exhibitions at Avis Frank Gallery, Houston, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, and at the Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas. His work was also the focus of a 20 year survey exhibition entitled, Intermission, at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago in 2011. Other recent one person exhibitions, September Song, 2013, at William Campbell Contemporary Art, Fort Worth; Meaning of Sight, 2010, at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in Odessa, and a 13 year survey exhibition, Soundings: Benito Huerta 1992 – 2005, 2005-2007, at the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi and the El Paso Museum of Art.
He was the recipient of Dallas Center for Contemporary Art’s 2002 Legend of the Year Award and Exhibition and is the recipient of first Maestros Tejanos exhibition, 2008, at the Latino Cultural Center, Dallas. His work is in several museum and corporate collections throughout the United States.
He is currently working on Urban Village: South Main Street public art project and completed work on the Marine Creek Park Corridor Master Plan / Conceptual Design in Fort Worth, Texas. Recent public art projects include SnakePath (Mexican Milk Snake), Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas (2007); Wings, DFW International Terminal D Skylink Terrazzo Floor designs (2005), Axis, Henry Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio (2003), and two Medical Center Light Rail Stations for Houston Metro, in collaboration with PDG Architects (2004).
As a curator he has organized traveling surveys/retrospectives of Luis Jimenez, Mel Chin, and Celia Alvarez Munoz. Recently he organized Flow: Dalton Maroney 1982-2011, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas; San Anto: Pride of the Southside / En El Mero Hueso – Alex Rubio and Vincent Valdez, Museo Alameda, San Antonio, Texas. He is organizing a retrospective of the work of John Hernandez for 2016 at The Gallery at UTA.
The Gallery at UTA was the recipient of the College Art Association’s Exhibition and Catalogue Grant (2007- 2008) for Points of Convergence: Masters of Fine Arts.
Albuquerque Museum of Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1999
American Airlines, Admirals Club, DFW Airport, Arlington, Texas, 2000
Anthony Foundation, Houston, Texas, 1985
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2009
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas, 1991
H. Belo Corporation, Dallas, Texas, 1999
Jack. S. Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003
Cadell and Conwell, Houston, Texas, 1997
Coastal Bend Savings, Houston, Texas, 1983
Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico, 1994
Corpus Christi Public Library, City of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, 1987
Crowley, Marks and Douglas, Houston, Texas, 1990
DePaul University Museum, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, 2003
Federal Reserve Bank, Houston, Texas. 2006
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2013
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, 2000
Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas. 2012
Hiram Walker, Inc., Windsor, Canada, 1988
Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1997
IBM, Austin, Texas, 1983
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 2003
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2002
McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas 2010
Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, 1982
Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, Texas Microsoft, Renton, Washington. 2007
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1989, 1995
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1998
National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, Illinois, 2008, 2011
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, 2001
Ritz-Carlton, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1997
SCM Realtors, Arlington, Texas. 2008.
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, 2001
School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2003
Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, Washington, 2001
Southwestern Bell Corporation, San Antonio, Texas, 1994
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2004
Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, 1998
Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, 1998, 1999
Stauback Company, Houston, Texas, 1996
Talento Bilingue de Houston and the City of Houston, Houston, Texas. 2009
Topeka Public Library, Topeka, Kansas, 2000
United Energy Resources, Houston, Texas, 1982
University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1989, 2000
University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona, 2002
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 2003
University Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1993
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1995
Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, Texas, 2010