Recording: Eleanor Heartney Interviews Heather Hutchison for The Woodstock Masters Series of the Byrdcliffe Forum

Zoom conversation with the insightful art critic and author Eleanor Heartney. Eleanor recently published the timely and important, "Doomsday Dreams: The Apocalyptic Imagination in Contemporary Art". The talk took place September 14 as part of the Woodstock Masters Series, presented by the Byrdcliffe Forum. Watch me lose touch with technology and disappear from my studio, only to reappear in the woods. The conversation was hosted by the living music encyclopedia, Holly George Warren, who's most recent biography, "Janis", continues to top the charts. I am grateful to the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild for the opportunity to talk publicly about my work with these accomplished women. 

"On The Same Wavelength" James Little, Heather Hutchison, Doug Ohlson and Mark Leonard at Louis Stern Fine Art, Los Angeles

On The Same Wavelength, opened in August at Louis Stern Fine Art in West Hollywood and has now been extended through November 3. My work is included in this group exhibition alongside paintings by James Little, Mark Leonard, and Doug Ohlson.

Heather Hutchison Narrates Walkthrough of Mid Air @ Winston Wächter New York

Opening in late February, 2020 the exhibition, "Heather Hutchison: Mid Air" at Winston Wächter Fine Art in Manhattan has been temporarily closed due to Covid-19. The artist takes us on a narrated tour of the exhibition with time-lapse videos of the kinetic works.

Brooklyn Rail Interview with Barbara Rose

Brooklyn Rail Interview with Barbara Rose

2/20/2020-3/28/2020 in Chelsea "Heather Hutchison: Mid Air"

Winston Wächter Fine Art, 530 W 25th St, New York, NY 
Heather Hutchison
Mid Air
February 20th – March 28th, 2020
Opening Reception with the artist Thursday, February 20th, 6-8pm
Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York is excited to announce Mid Air, an exhibition of new work by Heather Hutchison. These luminous abstract paintings meditate on light, air, and natural phenomena in our changing world and climate.
Hutchison continues to work on reclaimed Plexiglas mounted to birch plywood box frames. In her new series, she moves away from painting with beeswax to explore a more translucent acrylic medium that allows light and color to resonate within the paintings in new and exciting ways. Through succinct bands of horizontal color that slice across the picture plane, Hutchison evokes the shifting hues of the sky. As the light in the room
changes or the viewer moves around the pieces, the tones themselves shift. These works embrace the relative nature of color amid subtle changes of light.
This poetic series evokes landscape and horizon lines, as Hutchison draws from her childhood in Arizona and California, where both the desert and the sea offer long stretches of uninterrupted horizon. She recalls the stunning effects of light on polluted skies in the 1960s and 70s. More recently, Hutchison has been studying the low-lying fog in her area and images in the news of skies lit by wildfires. With bands of green, red, and black, Deforestation conjures a forest of trees that is burning and choking the air with smoke. Camp Fire similarly resembles a dazzling atmospheric display of an entire horizon in flames. Others, such as Rising Tide and Stratocumulus are cooler, with bands of blues, grays, and whites in varying opacities. Through her expressive titles, Hutchison’s studies of light and air elicit questions about the climate crisis and the role of human intervention in creating a new, disaster-centric natural world.
The light itself as depicted in these works is beautiful and sublime, but the knowledge of why it exists at all provokes distress and fear for the future. Hutchison allows space for this tension and shows us that both realities are valid. We can admire the mystery and beauty of brilliant light displays in the sky, while at the same time acknowledge our responsibility to the earth and environment.
Heather Hutchison was born in Corvallis, OR, in 1964. She was raised between coastal Oregon, Marin County and the southern border in Bisbee, Arizona. Her self-directed studies as an artist brought her from the San Francisco Bay Area to New York City in 1986. She currently works and resides in upstate New York. Hutchison has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including those at the Brooklyn Museum, Montclair Art Museum, the Smithsonian, the Knoxville Museum of Art, and the 44th Biennial Exhibition of American Painting at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Her work is held in several public collections including the Brookyn Museum, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Hutchison’s works have been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Artnews, and Art in America, among others.
For further information, please contact Amanda Snyder at or 212-255-2718