James Kendall Higgins (b.1957) is a San Diego-based artist whose painting and sculptural
practice centers on the psychological affect of surface and abstraction. Rooted in the vocabulary of mid-20th century abstract painting, his current body of work explores the tenuous relationship between looking and seeing, employing materials like silver emulsion to build up surface and pigment while obfuscating the viewer’s reflection. Higgins studied Fine Art and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a fellowship at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His work has been shown in art venues, commercial showrooms, and his commissioned work is held in numerous private and corporate collections. Higgins’s practice seeks to bridge the white cube of gallery and museum spaces with domestic interiors: developing discursive works that engage and react to the environments within which they reside.