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Stephen Hutchings

Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings’ academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History.
At a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide.

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Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

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Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings' academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. His current work combines drawing with digital photography and computer manipulation to create images that have a heightened sense of reality. On a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide. Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

Stephen Hutchings’ work is based in drawing, an interest he has had since childhood. Hutchings' academic background includes studies in biology, literature and fine art, graduating with a degree in Art History. His current work combines drawing with digital photography and computer manipulation to create images that have a heightened sense of reality. On a technical level, his paintings combine 19th Century photographic techniques with charcoal drawing directly on the canvas. Colour is applied through the application of layers of oil glazes, or tints; each canvas may receive up to ten such layers. The final result is a presentation of the unique refinement and energetic qualities that only a drawing can provide. Hutchings art has been featured in a number of museum exhibitions over the span of his career. Fury 2012 features 8 x 8 ft. paintings depicting storms and cyclones for the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa Ontario. In 2010, The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta mounted a major exhibition of Hutchings work: Landscapes for the End of Time, featuring a number of 18 ft. canvases which is currently traveling across Canada. A hard covered book was published to accompany the show and is available through the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery.

Residence: Ottawa, Ontario

Solo Exhibitions

2016 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2015 New Work, Galerie St.Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON
2015 After the Storm, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2014 At the Edge, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax, NS
2014 Fury (West), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB
2013 Upon Reflection, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2013 Ouest, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2012 Fury and Beyond, Galerie St. Laurent + Hill, Ottawa, ON
2012 Fury, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
2012 Landscapes for the End of Time, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Man
2012 The Constable Variations and other works, Michael Gibson Gallery, London ON
2012 Between Sea and Sky, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax, NS
2011 Songs of Shadow and Light, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010 Landscapes for the End of Time, Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
2009 Views of an Illuminated World, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2009 New Work, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2009 Landscapes for the End of Time Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, curated by Jeffery Spalding
2008 Arboretum, St-Laurent+Hill, Ottawa ON
2008 The Far Shore, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008 After Corot, Studio 21 Gallery, Halifax NS
2008 Shadowland, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary AB
2007 Shadowland, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007 New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Foreshadowing, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 Field Trip, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2005 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 New Paintings, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003 Towards Arcadia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
2001 Sketches for Utopia, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000 New Work, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Private Gesture: The drawings of Stephen Hutchings
-2001 MacLaren Art Gallery, Barrie, Ontario (travelling to The Robert McLaughlin, Feb.2000; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Oct. 2000; The Stratford Art Gallery ; and The Medicine Hat Musuem and Art Gallery, Dec. 2001.)
1997 The Bush Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1996 New Paintings , Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995-6 Recent Paintings, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (travelling to The Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario; Art Gallery of North York, North York, Ontario; and Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Ontario) – catalogue1995 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario1994 New Paintings, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1992 Bush, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta (catalogue)
1991 Studio Watch, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
1990 Geological Portraits, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1986 New Work, Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC
1985 Apprehensions, Mercer Union, Toronto, Ontario
1985 Installation Drawings, Articule, Montreal, Quebec
1984 Fragment, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1982 Cascade, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, Alberta
1978 Hill Construction, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014 Recent purchases by the City of Ottawa, Ottawa City Hall Gallery
2014 New Work, Melissa Morgan Gallery, Palm Dessert, CA
2013 Made in Calgary Part 2, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, AB
2009 Figure, Form and Ground, University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto ON
2008 The Big Gift, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, AB
2006 Canadian Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto ON
2005 Canadian Rockies Project, Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Bow lake, The Canadian Rockies
2004 Summer Landscapes, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2003 Selections from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Vertigo Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
2002 Alberta Biennial, Edmonton, (June) and Calgary, Alberta (September)
2001 Banff Creates, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta
2000 The Single Tree, London Regional Art Gallery, London, Ontario-Catalogue
2000 Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2000 The Millenium Show , Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1999 Landscapes, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1998 Painters Newfoundland, University of Newfoundland Art Gallery, St. Johns, Newfoundland
1997 The Persistent Tradition, Contemporary Canadian Landscape
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
1997 Harvest, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997 Corporate Portraits, a University of Lethbridge installation at Art Walk, Calgary, AB
1996 Looking Back IV 1991-1995, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
1996 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, Glenbow Museum (June), And Edmonton Art Gallery
1996 A Perspective on Drawing, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995 Still Life, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1995 New Work by Gallery Artists, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Hidden Values: Ontario Corporations Collect, The McMichel Gallery, Kleinberg Ontario – Catalogue
1994 Contemporary Canadian Works from the collection of the University of Lethbridge. The North York performing Arts Center , North York Ontario
1993 Looking Back II 1980 – 1985, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1993 Tenth Anniversary show, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Drawings, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta
1993 Works from the Canadian Council Art Bank, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
1992 New Works from the Alberta foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, Alberta
1992 The McIntyre NCH Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1991 Hutchings and Hudson, Cascade plaza, Banff, Alberta
1991 Oldman River Expedition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
1990 Artists of the Oldman River Expedition, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
1988 Heroic, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Alberta- catalogue
1984 Dis;locations, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
1984 Enigma, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary , Alberta
1981 3+3+9, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1981 Small Sculpture, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1979 Environmental Sculpture, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1978 Inaugural Show, Factory 77. Toronto, Ontario
1978 Performance, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario
1977 Rehearsal, Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario

Sculpture and Commission Work

2012 Project Manager for Jennifer Stead, East Pool sculpture commission, Ottawa ON
1985 finalist for Jack Singer Hall Sculpture commission, Calgary AB
1984 finalist for Petro Canada Head Office sculpture commission, Calgary AB
1982 Hill Construction, large-scale temporary Sculpture commission, Queen’s Park, Toronto ON

Video

2014 Thirteen Videos for Thirteen Melodies (30 min) premiered at Gusman Hall, University of Miami, Florida
2013 screenings of The Boat and The Bush at the Canadian Museum of Nature, February
2012 Fugitive Visions (A Roman landswcape in modern day England), (10 min 10 sec) premiering at Winnipeg Art Gallery; audio by the Gryphon Trio
2010 The Bush (7 min 50 sec), in the collection of Glenbow Museum, show as part of the Landscapes for the End of Time exhibition, and at the Toronto Summer Music Festival; audio by members of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
2010 The Boat (8 min 30 sec), in the collection of Glenbow Museum, show as part of the Landscapes for the End of Time exhibition; audio by Sebastian Hutchings

Art Fairs

2012 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2011 TIAF Toronto International Art Fair, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 Scope LA, Los Angeles, CA

Awards

Canada Council Travel Grant, 1998
Canada Council Project Cost Grant, 1989
Canada Council “B” Grant, 1986
Canada Council Travel Grant, 1985
Material Donation, Crown Zellerbach, 1978
Canada Council Project Cost Grant, 1978
Material Donation, Wolmanized Wood Products, 1978

Selected Collections

Air Canada
Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
The Banff Centre
Bank of Montreal
Bank of Nova Scotia
Bennet Jones, Toronto
Boston Consulting Group
Canada Council Art Bank
City of Calgary
Code Hunter Wittman
Department of External Affairs (numerous)
Ernst and Young
Four Seasons (head office)
Friesen Printers, Manitoba
Glenbow Museum, Calgary AB
Grant MacEwan Community College
Juniper Lodge, Banff Alberta
London Museum
McMillan, Binch
Milestones Restaurants (numerous)
Morrison Petroleums
Nisbett-Brown
Osler Hoskin and Harcourt (Toronto and Calgary offices)
Royal Bank of Canada
Stikeman Elliott, Calgary
Sun Life
Swiss Bank (Canada), Toronto
Teatro Restaurant (Calgary, Alberta)
Tom Thompson Art Gallery
Trimark Corporation
Transalta
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
University of Toronto
Wellington Insurance
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Background

Current President/Publisher, Altitude Publishing, Canmore, Alberta and Denver, Colarado
1975 Ontario College of Art
1971 University of Toronto, B. A. in Art History
Chairman, Hart House Committee, University of Toronto

Selected Reviews / Articles

Ottawa Citizen, November 05, 2014, Peter Simpson (group show)
Halifax Chronicle Herald, October 30, 2014, “Visual Viewpoints: Hutchings’ technique lends dreamlike effect,” Elissa Barnard
Alberta Views, November 2014, Beate Wichmann, pg 21 (photo)
Fast Forward Weekly (Calgary), Stormy weather, Cadence Mandybura , April 2014
Alternatives Journal, Volume 39, Number 1, “Dark Beauty,” Grace Johnstone, Jan/Feb 2013
Sequenza 21, (http://www.sequenza21.com/2013/02/the-gryphon-trio-bridge-musical-and-artistic-genres/), The Gryphon Trio Bridge Musical and Artistic Ggenres, Feb 2013
Ottawa Citizen, “Huge paintings at the Museum of Nature might blow you away,” Peter Simpson, Nov 2, 2012
Ottawa West EMC, “Turbulent Skies, uncertain times fuel painter’s vision,” Steph Willems, Oct 11, 2012 BorderCrossings, Issue No. 123, “Stephen Hutchings,” Alison Gillmor, Fall 2012
Gallery West, “Landscapes for the End of Time,” Marlene Milne, pg 27 (and online) Fall/Winter 2012
Ottawa Citizen, “Multiple Visions”, Peter Simpson, (mention), pg D8, Aug 30, 2012,
BorderCrossings, Issue No. 109, “Stephen Hutchings Review,” Petra Halkes, Feb 2009
Aspiring to the Landscape, “Investigations into the Meaning of Nature in Works by Wanda Koop, Stephen Hutchings, Susan Feindel and Eleanor Bond,” pg 117-150, published doctoral dissertation by Petra Halkes, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, 2001
Canadian Art, “Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art 1996,” (photo), Spring 1997
Toronto Globe and Mail, “Gallery Going,” Gillian MacKay, March 29, 1997
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, March 26, 1996
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, November 25, 1995
The Record, (Kitchener, Ontario), Robert Reid, November 18, 1995
Toronto Globe and Mail, John Bentley Mays, May 28, 1994
Vanguard, page 52, Feb/March, 1986
Parachute, page 64, Summer, 1985
The Ryersonian, Nov.1, 1985
Toronto Globe and Mail, May.12, 1979
Art International, Jan / Feb, 1979
Arts Canada, Dec / Jan, 1979
Toronto Globe and Mail, Oct 7, 1978
Toronto Sun, June  26, 1978
Artists Review #16, May 30, 1978
Toronto Globe and Mail, June 6, 1978
Toronto Globe and Mail, Sept 24, 1977

Catalogues / Books

Landscapes for the End of Time, 160 pages, 10” x 11” hardcover, essays by Petra Halkes, Mary Reid, and Vincent Varga, Glenbow Museum, 2011
Inspiring Creativity, Bernadette MacDonald (ed.), pg 96 (illus.), The Banff Centre Press, 2008
Aspiring to the Landscape; On Painting and the Subject of Nature, Petra Halkes, pp 46-72, University of Toronto Press, 2006
An Alberta Art Chronicle; Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art, Mary-Beth Laviolette, pp 43, 261, 442-5, Altitude Publishing, 2006
The Single Tree, London Regional and Historical Art Gallery, London, Ontario, 2000, text by Laura Millard
The Bush Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, 1997, text by Stephen Hutchings
Stephen Hutchings: Recent Paintings, Art Gallery of Waterloo, University of Waterloo, 1995, text by Joe Wyatt
Hidden Values: Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Douglas and MacIntyre, Vancouver, B.C., 1994, text by Robert Swain,
Bush; Stephen Hutchings, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta, 1992, Foreword by Robert Fulford, text by Lelde Meulenbachs
Heroics; A Critical View, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta 1988, text by Dot Tuer


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