The work of Heather Hutchison is an inquiry into light and transparency. She is captivated by light and its play on natural surfaces. Her process is inspired by close observation and contemplation of nature. Her works are considered light sculptures or paintings.
Self-taught, her education as a painter began while traveling with her family as a child throughout California, Oregon, and Arizona. Then, in the early 1980's, she began to work with light in earnest in the San Francisco Bay Area. She continued to do so after relocating to New York City in 1986.
Heather Hutchison has been the recipient of a grant from Anonymous Was A Woman (2020) the Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist grant (2019, 2011), the Pollock-Krasner award (2012) and a SOS Grant from NYFA (2009). Her work has been discussed in The New York Times, Artnews, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and other fine publications and media.