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Rebecca Hutchinson

Biography to Display: 

1960 Born

EDUCATION

1984 BA Ceramics, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

1987 MFA Ceramics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1995 Visiting Instructor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California

1996 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1996-1997 Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1997-2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

1998-1999 Chair, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

2001-2004 Assistant Professor of Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

2005-2011 Associate Professor of Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

2012— Professor of Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

BIOGRAPHY

Rebecca Hutchinson is known for large site-specific installations. Her work is built on armatures, some are woven mostly of natural materials. Some of the elements attached to these frames or assembled in floor installations are made of porcelain paper clay. She describes her process as, “involved dipping, hand modeling, slip trailing, coating handmade paper forms and pouring paper clay slip between papers, cutting and then constructing. The forms are built with both fired and non-fired clay elements.”  The installations have been designed and created for display in museums and public spaces around the world.

The installations are the result of work created in series. Each series has a title and a stated purpose. They include: Accommodation reflects observation of spacial accommodation that occurs in plant growth.  Installations built either as night growth or daylight growth cultures actually provide space between bloom structures,  Flourish reflects observation of ecosystem dynamics both during the day and at night that involve abundant growth within and on structure, Root/Host reflects observation of roots and host dynamics within ecosystems with specific focus on disproportionate length of roots that sustain plant growth or hosts and are noticeably thin or frail, Density reflects on observation of ecosystem bloom dynamics on land and underwater that involve abundant density as well as Persian bloom imagery found as both motif on ceramics and in rugs. and Determinate Growth explores the ability of botanical forms to grow despite boundaries to the point in which additional growth is accommodated and separate individual structures appear to be unified from the graceful growth patterns.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Public Collections to Display: 

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, Colorado

Appledore Art Center, Devon, England

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Banff Centre for Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Bracciano Museum, Bracciano, Italy

Concordia University, Quebec, Canada

El Vendrell School of Arts, El Vendrell, Spain

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts.

La Suerte Biological Station, Cariari, Costa Rica

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, California

Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia

Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas

Saint Andrews, Sewanee, Tennessee

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, Maine

Yingge Ceramic Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

Brown, Glen. 500 Ceramic Sculptures. Asheville, NC: Larks Books, 2009.

__________. “Rebecca Hutchinson.” Ceramics Monthly (September 2002).

Gault, Rosette. Paperclay Community and Beyond. London, England: A & C Black, 2011.

“Hanging Nature – Rebecca Hutchinson.”http://nakidmagazine.com/2015/02/03/hanging-nature-rebecca-hutchinson-  installations/

Hutchinson, Rebecca. “Growth and Place.” Ceramic Monthly (January 2013).

Jeon, Shin-Yeon.  “Expanding the Field: Rebecca Hutchinson, A Journey with Students.” Korean Ceramic Art Monthly (April 2010).

Karimi, Pamela. Revisiting “Anti Form”: On Rebecca Hutchinson’s Organic Installations

Knapp, Jessica. “Rebecca Hutchinson, Working with Dilemma.” Ceramics: Art and Perception (2002).

L’oeil photography- women to watch 2015 http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2015/07/02/article/28437/washington-organic-matters-woment-to-watch-2015/

Merino, Tony. “Images as Rhetoric: The Familiar Unknown.” Critical Ceramics (March 5, 2010).

Newby, Rick. “Gesture of Place.” American Craft (April/May).

Pitelka, Vince.  Clay:  A Studio Handbook. American Ceramic Society, 2016.

Shattuck, Deedee.  Instinctive Form.  Forward by Jodi Stevens.  Content by Pamela Karimi. Deedee
     Shattuck Gallery Publisher, 2016.  Catalog.

Treanor, Virginia. “Organic Matter: Women to Watch 2015,” Women in the Arts.  pp 19-23.  
     Summer 2015. Catalog.

The 21 Art Exhibitions You Will Be Talking About This Year.” 

“Women to Watch Recipients.”  Ceramics Monthly (June/July/August 2015).

 

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Source: Artist

WEBSITE(S):

www.rebeccahutchinson.com

Artist's Studio: Rebecca Hutchinson Studio

 

Typical Marks
2012-2015
Two Part Bloom, from the Flourish Series
Date: 2012
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, New York
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, New York
Night Bloom, from the Accommodation Series
Date: 2012
Racine Art Museum Installation, Racine, Wisconsin
Racine Art Museum Installation, Racine, Wisconsin
Prairie Deep, from the Root/Host Series
Date: 2012
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, New York
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, New York
Installation, from the Accommodation Series, Skidmore College, Syracuse, New York,
Date: 2013
Mercurial Objects, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Mercurial Objects, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Pink Floor Piece, from the Destiny Series
Date: 2014
2015 Women to Watch Recipient, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
2015 Women to Watch Recipient, National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Canton Museum Installation
Date: 2014
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
Form From Nature, from the Flourish Series
Date: 2014
Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana
Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, Montana
Kolva Sullivan Gallery Installation
Date: 2015
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Photo: Dean Davis
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, Washington
Photo: Dean Davis
Distending Pink
Date: 2015
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Abundance - Red and Purple
Date: 2015
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Abundance - Double Pink, from Determinate Growth Series
Date: 2015
Abundance - Small Pink
Date: 2015
Perlman Museum Installation
Date: 2015
Perlman Museum, Carleton, Minnesota
Perlman Museum, Carleton, Minnesota

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