Jessica Jackson Hutchins (b. 1971) lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Hutchins’s expressive and intuitive studio practice produces dynamic sculptural installations, collages, paintings, and large-scale ceramics, all hybrid juxtapositions of the handmade. As evidence of the artist’s dialogue with items in her studio, these works are a means by which the artist explores the intimacy of the mutual existence between art and life. Her transformations of everyday household objects, from furniture to clothing, are infused with human emotion and rawness, and also show a playfulness of material and language that is both subtle and ambitious. Based upon a willingly unmediated discourse between artist, artwork and viewer, Hutchins’s works ultimately serve to refigure an intimate engagement with materiality and form.
Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Adam and Ollman, The Lumber Room and The Cooley Gallery at Reed College, Johann König in Berlin, The Pit in Los Angeles, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, ICA Boston, and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. She has participated in group exhibitions at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, and Museum 52 in London. The artist is a Hallie Ford Fellow. Her work is in collections at the Brooklyn Museum, Denver Art Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art net, Frieze magazine, Art in America, and The New York Times,
Courtesy of Adams and Ollman