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.
Hutchison is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner award (2012), a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist grant (2011), and an SOS Grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009). Selected museum exhibitions include 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. She resides in upstate New York.