Born 1963; lives and works in Melbourne
Ruth Hutchinson works across sculpture and painting. She draws multifarious imagery from both literal and invented sources - from the realms of imagination, myth and, more literally, from the world around her. Using a combination of technical dexterity and strange subject matter, Hutchinson creates a world of imagery that lures and repels in equal measure.
Hutchinson completed her Bachelor of Arts in Ceramics (Honours) at LaTrobe University, Bendigo, in 1997, after securing qualifications in occupational therapy. In 1998 she presented Gadgets, Gizmos, Giveaways, Marital Aids at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, and has presented regular solo exhibitions at Sutton Gallery since 1999.
Selected group exhibitions include: The Anatomy Lesson, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 2012; Contemporary Australia: Women, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2012; Hysteria: Past Yet Present, Paul Robeson Galleries, New Jersey, 2009; SOFA Chicago, 2002; and Sex and the Settee, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, 2002.
In 2000 Hutchinson undertook an Australia Council studio residency in Tokyo. Her work is held in a number of public and private collections, including Artbank and Bendigo Art Gallery.
Ruth Hutchinson is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
watercolour and gouache on Tagua nut