Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I was thrilled to learn more this past week about the artist Linda Hutchins and her very delicate drawings and ghostly organic forms. Hutchins is one of several textile artists that I am currently exhibiting with in Fiskars, Finland.
Linda Hutchins received a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, then wrote software for Intel before returning to school to discover a different way of thinking. At Pacific Northwest College of Art, she earned a BFA in Drawing. Hutchins' work is influenced by a lifelong fascination with textile structures, an engineering mindset, and memories of sailing out of sight of land.
Hutchins has received fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and residencies at Caldera. Her exhibitions have garnered national press, including a cover article in American Craft and a review in Art in America. Her work is in private and public collections including the King and Multnomah County Public Art Collections and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. She is represented by Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery in Portland, Oregon.
* above images courtesy of * Linda Hutchins Studio