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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

 

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.

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).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.rebeccahutchinson.com

Artist's Studio: Rebecca Hutchinson Studio

 

Typical Marks
2012-2015
Two Part Bloom
Date: 2012
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Flourish Series - Pieces that reflect observation of ecosystem dynamics both during the day and at night that involve abundant growth within and on structure.

Islip Museum Installation, Islip, NY
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, NY
Night Bloom
Date: 2012
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Accommodation Series - Pieces that reflect 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.

Racine Art Museum Installation, Racine, WI
Racine Art Museum Installation, Racine, WI
Prairie Deep
Date: 2012
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Root/Host Series - Pieces that reflect 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.

Islip Museum Installation, Islip, NY
Islip Museum Installation, Islip, NY
Skidmore Installation
Date: 2013
Form: Installation
Materials: Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Accommodation Series - Pieces that reflect 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.

Mercurial Objects, Saratoga Springs, NY, Installation View
Mercurial Objects, Saratoga Springs, NY, Installation View
Pink Floor Piece
Date: 2014
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Density Series: Pieces that reflect 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.

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
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Density Series: Pieces that reflect 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.

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Canton Museum of Art, Canton, OH
Form From Nature
Date: 2014
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Flourish Series - Pieces that reflect observation of ecosystem dynamics both during the day and at night that involve abundant growth within and on structure.

Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Orange Burst
Date: 2014
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Flourish Series: Pieces that reflect observation of ecosystem dynamics both during the day and at night that involve abundant growth within and on structure.

Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Green Bloom
Date: 2014
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Flourish Series - Pieces that reflect observation of ecosystem dynamics both during the day and at night that involve abundant growth within and on structure.

Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Form From Nature Installation, Turman Larison Gallery, Helena, MT
Kolva Sullivan Gallery Installation
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material)

Determinate growth: 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.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Photo: Dean Davis
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Photo: Dean Davis
Distending Pink
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Determinate growth: 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.

Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Abundance - Red and Purple
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Determinate growth: 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.

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Abundance - Double Pink
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Determinate growth: 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.

Abundance - Small Pink
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain

Determinate growth: 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.

Perlman Museum Installation
Date: 2015
Form: Installation
Materials: Porcelain, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built, Mixed Methods (Porcelain Paper clay, Fiber, Organic Material.)

Determinate growth: 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.

Perlman Museum, Carleton, MN
Perlman Museum, Carleton, MN

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