Stephen Hutchings

All of Hutchings paintings consist of a charcoal drawing, which is the element that separates him from the typical painter.  The energy of a drawn image is masterly mixed with soft and dramatic oil tints presenting depictions of heightened light qualities. Hutchings in essence is a master of Chiaroscuro: an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on the artist’s chosen subject matter.

Over the past three decades, Stephen Hutchings’s work has been featured in numerous large-scale museum exhibitions across Canada. His work is included in many important corporate, public and private collections. Hutchings currently lives in New Brunswick. He has been represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2000.

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Stephen Hutchings, born in Halifax in 1948, received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Toronto and attended the Ontario College of Art in the early 1970’s.  His work can be found in numerous museum, corporate and public collections including the Beaver Brook Art Gallery, New Brunswick, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Museum London, Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum, Department of Foreign Affairs, Scotiabank, Air Canada, Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank of Canada. He currently resides in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Artist Website: stephenhutchings.com/

All of Hutchings paintings consist of a charcoal drawing, which is the element that separates him from the typical painter. The energy of a drawn image is masterly mixed with soft and dramatic oil tints presenting depictions of heightened light qualities. Hutchings in essence is a master of Chiaroscuro: an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on the artist’s chosen subject matter. Over the past three decades, Stephen Hutchings’s work has been featured in numerous large-scale museum exhibitions across Canada. His work is included in many important corporate, public and private collections. Hutchings currently lives in New Brunswick. He has been represented by Jennifer Kostuik Gallery since 2000.

Born: Halifax, NS, 1948

Education

1975     Ontario College of Art

1971     University of Toronto, B. A. in Art History

Chairman, Hart House Committee, University of Toronto

Solo Exhibitions

2023     The Forecast, Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2022     The View From Here, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2021     In Introduction, Gallery 78, Fredericton, NB

2021     Old and New, Galerie St. Laurent, Ottawa, ON

2020     Through the Window, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2018     Landscape Tales Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, NB

2017     On Brennan Farm, Galerie St Laurent, Ottawa ON

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

2013     Landscapes for the End of Time, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK

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 MN

2012     Constable and Corot Variations, Michael Gigson 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

2008      Arboretum, St-Laurent + Hill, Ottawa ON

2008      The Far Shore, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC

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, AB

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 Museum and Art Gallery, Dec. 2001.)

1997     The Bush Series, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

1996     New Paintings, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

1995-6   Recent Paintings, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

(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) – Catalogue

1995     New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

1994     New Paintings, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

1992     Bush, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB – Catalogue

1991     Studio Watch, Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, AB

1990     Geological Portraits, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB

1986     New Work, Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops BC

1985     Apprehensions, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

1985      Installation Drawings, Articule, Montreal, QC

1984     Fragment, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1982     Cascade, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Banff, AB

1978     Hill Construction, Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019     Materiality and Perception in Contemporary Atlantic Art: The 2019 Marion McCain Exhibition, Beaverbrook Gallery,         Fredericton, NB

2018     The Landscape Show, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015     Artists at Riverside Studio, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON

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, ON

2003     Selections from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Vertigo Theatre, Calgary, AB

2002     Alberta Biennial, Edmonton, (June) and Calgary, AB (September)

2001     Banff Creates, Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Center, Banff, AB

2000    The Single Tree, London Regional Art Gallery, London, ON – Catalogue

2000    Fresh, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2000     The Millenium Show , Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

1999     Landscapes, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

1998     Painters Newfoundland, University of Newfoundland Art Gallery, St. Johns, NF

1997    The Persistent Tradition, Contemporary Canadian Landscape, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON

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, Edmonton, AB

1996     A Perspective on Drawing, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB

1995    Still Life, Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, AB

1995     New Work by Gallery Artists, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, ON

1994     Hidden Values: Ontario Corporations Collect, The McMichel Gallery, Kleinberg, ON –    Catalogue

1994     Contemporary Canadian Works from the collection of the University of Lethbridge, The North York Performing Arts Centre, North York, ON

1993     Looking Back II 1980 – 1985, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1993     Tenth Anniversary show, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, Alberta, Drawings, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, AB

1993    Works from the Canadian Council Art Bank, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB

1992     New Works from the Alberta foundation for the Arts, Edmonton, AB

1992     The McIntyre NCH Project, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1991     Hutchings and Hudson, Cascade plaza, Banff, Alberta

1991     Oldman River Expedition, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB

1990     Artists of the Oldman River Expedition, University   of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB

1988     Heroic, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, AB – Catalogue

1984     Dis;locations, Walter  Phillips Gallery, Banff, AB

1984     Enigma, Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, AB

1981     3+3+9, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

1981     Small Sculpture, Harbourfront Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

1979    Environmental Sculpture, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

1978     Inaugural Show, Factory 77. Toronto, ON

1978     Performance, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

1977     Rehearsal, Harbourfront, Toronto, ON

 

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 landscape 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

 

 

Selected Reviews

 

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

 

2011     Landscapes for the End of Time, 160 pages, 10” x 11” hardcover, essays by Petra Halkes, Mary Reid, and Vin­cent Varga, Glenbow Museum, 2011

2008     Inspiring Creativity, Bernadette MacDonald (ed.), pg 96 (illus.), The Banff Centre Press

2006     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

2000     The Single Tree, London Regional and Historical Art Gallery, London, Ontario, 2000, text by Laura        Millard

1997     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

1994     Hidden Values: Contemporary Canadian Art in Corporate Collections, Douglas and McIntyre, Vancouver, BC, 1994, text by Robert Swain, Bush;

1992     Stephen Hutchings, Southern Alberta  Art Gallery , Lethbridge, Alberta, 1992, text by Lelde Meulensbach

1988     Heroics; A Critical View , Walter Phillips  Gallery. The Banff Center, Banff, Alberta  1988, Text by Dot Tuer

 

Art Fairs

 

2005-2017  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

Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredricton

Bennet Jones, Toronto

Boston Consulting Group

Canada Council Art Bank

City of Calgary

Code Hunter Wittman

Cumulus Media Inc.

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

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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