MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST HUEMAN PRESENTS BRAND NEW IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE 'HOMEBODY'
Allison Torneros, Known Best in the Art World as Hueman, Presents ‘Homebody’
at the Ciel Creative Space
Ciel Creative Space
2611 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
January 28th - February 20th, 2022
Times vary daily. Closed Mondays.
This is a ticketed event. RSVP Required Here
MEDIA RSVP: Heidi@hijinxarts.com
Berkeley, CA (January 27, 2022) - Internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist Hueman is
once again proving her versatility with the world premiere of ‘Homebody,’ an immersive art
installation at Ciel Creative Space in Berkeley, CA. Spanning over 20,000 square feet, Hueman has
transformed the space with large scale pieces, allowing viewers to engage with her breathtaking art
like never before. This event is homegrown and self-funded in community partnership with Ciel
Creative Space, Endeavors Oakland, and Mirus Gallery.
As society works to return to normal, in some instances creating a new normal, the collective
experience in isolation becomes something to reflect upon. The past two years have affected the
way people look at themselves and each other, existing together, apart. Hueman encourages
visitors to look inward as ‘Homebody’ explores identity in the context of an unprecedented moment
This exhibition sits at the intersection of art and technology, highlighting original murals, portraits,
and sculptures through state-of-the-art projection mapping and augmented reality. With Hueman’s
signature blend of “etherealism” projected across massive white walls, audiences can submerge
themselves in colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative. This 360-degree experience is
enhanced by original, immersive-audio and magnificent lighting to bring your consciousness into a
This installation is made by and for the community. Hosted in Hueman’s own home, the East Bay,
this is a step towards healing the community through the arts. With a host of special programming
including community pop-ups with live musical performances, art classes, dedicated youth field
trips, and a partnership with Hack the Hood to support local access to art and technology, this
experience is not just for self-proclaimed art fans, but truly the greater good. All vendors helping
with this project are local or a small business, showing the positive impact this installation has on
the community, and furthering the message of reflection and improvement. Uniquely and
impressively, this event is self-funded and completely homegrown, born out of Hueman’s
unwavering commitment to seeing her vision to completion.
Allison Torneros, known in the art world as “Hueman”, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland,
CA. Her distinctly gauzy art style is what she likes to call “etherealism”, a blend of ethereal realism.
Whether she is creating delicate visions on canvas, or crushing massive walls with a spray can, she
often draws on the human condition to create colorful mash-ups of the abstract and figurative.
Hueman's unique freestyle process involves creating tightly refined compositions from a
spontaneous beginning of paint splashes, drips, and sprays, and her layered works can be seen on
public streets and in galleries worldwide. She balances her time between gallery exhibitions and
public mural work while also collaborating with some of the world's top brands that include Adobe,
Lyft, Nike, Forever 21, Google, L’Oreal, Sony Music, and many more. Her work has found homes in
the collections of Ava Duvernay, Usher, P!nk, and Swizz Beats.
About Ciel Creative Space
Since 2019, Ciel Creative Space has been a unique artistic sanctuary where creative minds
explore, collaborate and produce within our 40,000 square feet of connected studios and
workspace. From photo and film production, to live streamed conferences, corporate off-sites,
private events, music performances, art installations, community activations and more, we pride
ourselves in being your creative home in Northern California. With the mission to make space to be
human, they believe in community and collaboration. From their office members to their studio
clients, they prioritize building strong, long-lasting, intentional relationships. It's not just about
business. It’s about connecting on a human level.
ENDEAVORS is a grassroots initiative that creates better opportunities for our community through
supporting and uplifting the many voices that represent Oakland’s rich BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,
People of Color) creative culture and small businesses. From the Black Lives Matter community
mural on 15th St, to hosting black and brown small business incubators, to the latest activation of
“The Lot” at Tribune Tower, ENDEAVORS is radically reimagining new and responsible options for
community engagement by forming safe spaces that bring immediate mental and financial support
to locals of all walks of life. We need only to look within each other for the resources needed to blaze a new path which
provides peace, equity, equality and opportunity for all.
About Mirus Gallery
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming.
The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both
solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasizes skill
and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level. Mirus has
locations in San Francisco and Denver, as well as sister-property Temple Nightclub in both cities.
About Epson Projectors
Epson’s 3LCD laser projection solutions allow creative minds to push the boundaries of digital and
physical. Enabling artists to focus on storytelling and creation, Epson’s breadth of products offer
state-of- the-art technology, durability and true to life color output that seamlessly merge art with
technology – transforming venues from being seen, to experiences that are remembered.
- Heidi Johnson