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Amy Hutcheson

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American artist Amy Hutcheson’s works are a response to daily life. Each composition explores relationships between space, line, color and form. Each canvas begins with a series of gestural drawings influenced by music, 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 artist's hand, inviting the viewer to extend their gaze along the picture plane. “My works are fueled by joy, Jazz, physical movement and synesthesia. The marks that lay just under the surface reveal the most intimate aspects of the self.” Each title of work further unveils hints and give pause to the viewer and invites them to forget their troubles to get lost in a joyful world of color, humor and mark making. Each piece becomes a transformative environment.

EDUCATION - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Memphis College of Art, 2004


  2021  "I Dream in Color", Globe Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM 

  2021  "Play.Jazz.Color.Joy.", Lross Gallery, Memphis, TN

  2019  "Things Left Unsaid", Shainberg Gallery, Memphis, TN

  2017  "Transmissions", Callioppe Gallery, Memphis, TN

  2015  "Of Weight and Light and Space", Mongerson Gallery, Chicago, IL

  2014  "New Works", Church Center, Memphis, TN

  2012  "Shifting and Being" Invitational, Memphis Collage of Art Alumni Gallery, Memphis, TN

  2012  "Pandora's box", Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN

  2012  "Transformation" Invitational, Nathan and Dorothy Shainberg Gallery, Memphis, TN

  2011  "Transformation" Invitational,Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN 

  2010  "Urban Jungle" Invitational, Askew, Nixon and Ferguson, Memphis, TN 

  2009  "Playing in Traffic" Invitational, Memphis Botanic Gardens, Memphis,TN

  2008  "Pura Vida", Eclectic Eye, Memphis, TN

  2007  "Intersections", Eclectic Eye, Memphis, TN

  2006  "Straight from the Hip", Eclectic Eye, Memphis, TN

  2005  "If This Is My Eden", Eclectic Eye, Memphis, TN

  2002  "Rejoice", Painted Planet, Memphis, TN



  2019  Memphis 10, Jack Robinson Gallery, Memphis, TN 

  2008  Broad Street Art Walk, Invitational, The Hungry Artist Gallery, Memphis, TN. Curated by Larry Patton.



  2020  Hope/Revolution, Juried, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN 

  2020  The Brushoff Competition, Juried, Finalist, International 

  2020  Nasty Women - War Paint, Juried, Memphis, TN

  2012  From The Ground Up, Juried, The Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, Curated by Janet Yanez

  2012  Real People, Northwest Area Art Council, Crystal Lake, Illinois


  2012  Best in Show,  From The Ground Up, The Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, Juror N. Elizabeth Schlatter

  2011  Nominee, Emmett O'Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration, Nominated by The Brooks Museum


  2020  Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN

  2021  Memphis University School - Artist in Residence 


  Sedgwick, Memphis, TN

  Horne LLC, Memphis, TN

  Credit One Building, Chicago, IL

  Askew, Nixon and Ferguson Architect Firm, Memphis, TN

  Theo’s Bistro, Memphis, TN

BIBLIOGRAPHY (*reviews):

  Featured Artist - Pregame Magazine - amy-hutcheson/

  *Frederic Koeppel, "Full color paintings continue Amy Hutcheson's 'Transformation” The Commercial Appeal, Go Memphis supplement, May 24, 2012

  *Frederic Koeppel, "Abstract Sketches Mark Breakthrough for Amy Hutcheson in "Transformation" The Commercial Appeal, Go Memphis supplement, September 29, 2011 terror

  David Hinske, "Conversation with Amy Hutcheson", Taos and Beyond Blog Spot, ,   August 23, 2011

  Donahue, Michael. “Pure Vibes from Costa Rica” GO Memphis, August 18, 2008,

  *Carol Knowels, "One-Two Punch" The Memphis Flyer, September 2006

  Amy Rice, "Examining Eden", RSVP Magazine, June 2005

  Jeremy Houston,  "An Interview with Amy Hutcheson", Number Magazine, No. 52, August 2004

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