Sterling Hundley


Department of Communication Arts


 (b. 1976), American. Sterling Clinton Hundley is a painter, draftsman, illustrator and educator based in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Professor in the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Communication Arts.

From murals, exhibitions, installations, book covers to magazines, Hundley’s work has garnered international acclaim through commissions from clients including NASA, Criterion Collection, The United States Post Office, The New Yorker, The Grammys, Folio Society, Abrams, Major League Baseball, Atlantic Monthly, and the New York Times. Sterling’s work has been recognized by The Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, Graphis, The Museum of American Illustration, the Delaware Art Museum, Communication Arts Magazine, Print Magazine and many others. He has been commissioned to illustrate five stamps for the US Post Office. He is the recipient of six medals from the American Museum of Illustration, which are considered the highest annual achievement in the commercial illustration industry. Hundley’s work for the Folio Society’s publication of Treasure Island received “Best Overall” and “Best Illustrated Book” awards from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London England. 

In spring of 2O19, Hundley served as the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professor at UWRF. He is currently serving in the role of Artist-in-Residence under the title of Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at VCUHealth, as well as the VCU Principle Investigator for the NASA SAND Challenge to take place in 2O2O. 

Hundley has run workshops from San Francisco to Yosemite, Calgary to Banff, Las Vegas to Zion, Richmond to the New River Gorge, as well as Bogota, Colombia and Oslo, Norway.

Hundley is a VMFA Professional Fellow and his work is held in private collections internationally, from Russia, Norway, England, Germany and throughout the United States and can be found in the permanent collections of Amazon, the Museum of American Illustration, the US Senate Building, Capital One Bank, and Rolling Stone.

Hundley is represented by the Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC.