A collaborative team since 2006, Hughen/Starkweather have exhibited widely, including the Asian Art Museum (SF), the Public Policy Institute of California (SF), the University of San Francisco, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (SF). They have been artists-in-residence at Oxbow (CA) and Recology San Francisco (CA).
Hughen received an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and has been artist-in-residence at the DeYoung Museum of Art (CA), the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), and Yaddo (NY). Starkweather received an MFA from Tyler School of Art (PA) and has been artist-in-residence at Ucross (WY), Skowhegan (ME), and Ragdale (IL).
Their commission to create a permanent public artwork embedded in the glass exterior and roof deck of the Union Square Central Subway Station in downtown San Francisco will open in 2020.