Amy Hutcheson was born in 1972 in Kalamazoo, MI. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States including, Globe Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM; Mongerson Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Ground Floor Gallery Nashville, TN; and Jack Robinson Gallery Memphis, TN. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections including, Sedgwick, Memphis, TN; Horne, LLC Memphis, TN; Credit One Building, Chicago, IL; Askew, Nixon and Ferguson Architect Firm, Memphis, TN; and Theo’s Bistro, Memphis, TN. In 2012 Hutcheson received Best in Show, From The Ground Up, from The Ground Floor Gallery in Nashville, TN, and was a nominee for the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, nominated by The Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN. Hutcheson received her BFA from Memphis College of Art and she currently lives and works in Memphis, TN.
American Artist Amy Hutcheson creates large abstract paintings that are a response to daily life. Her compositions explore relationships between space, line, color and form. Each canvas begins with an idea of a figurative image that is then translated into a series of abstract shapes. Forms intersect and overlap to create a strong figure-ground relationship. Surfaces are layered on top of each other and then erased and manipulated. As a result, each image unfurls then curls up within itself, folding and unfolding at the same time. Each painting explores what is intimate, what is on display, what is cherished and abandoned. Many of her pieces reveal pencil marks to show the artists hand, inviting the viewer to extend their gaze along the picture plane.
Hutcheson’s works are fueled by joy, physical movement and synesthesia. Her interest in mark-making originates from her background in illustration. For the artist, the marks that lay just under the surface reveal the most intimate aspects of the self. Each title of work further unveil hints and give pause to the viewer. Working in a large scale, each piece becomes a transformative environment.
Why I want to participate…It would be an honor to have my work hang with the other great women in this community and support Planned Parenthood. Sometimes as an artist, especially in these times I have felt powerless to help, but with this exhibition I feel I can contribute and hopefully encourage others to do the same. Thank you for this opportunity.