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Lindsay Hutchens  |  512.589.1822  |  lindsay@lindsayhutchens.com

116 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603  |  Studio 1117

 

"Challenging the photograph’s ability to portray normative American family relations, artist and scholar Lindsay Hutchens uses photography to reveal the nuanced, intimate, and incomplete ways family constructs the self. Hutchens’ work traverses public representations and private feeling to navigate societal expectations of 'real' family ties." - Natalie Zelt

 

(Ft. Worth, Texas, 1983 - TBD )

A Chicago, Illinois, transplant from Austin, Texas, Lindsay Hutchens is pursuing consecutive graduate degrees from School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Master of Fine Arts Studio in Photography, and Master of Arts in Visual Critical Studies.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Journalism with honors from Brooks Institute of Photography, and continues to claim Southern California as one of her homes.

Lindsay’s commercial and editorial photography clients have included: The New York Times Magazine, LA Weekly, Vans Inc., Volcom Entertainment, Rolling Stone, and Spin Magazine; with photographs also gracing multiple album covers for Flogging Molly, and Riverboat Gamblers; and she has exhibited in Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago.  Despite a transition from a reportage based practice frequently documenting bands and musicians touring the U.S. or recording albums away from home, to a contemporary lens based practice steeped in autobiography, Lindsay continues to both inhabit and critique an American nuclear family structure.  Recent works have been described as, “a lasting impression of bittersweet recollection and hesitant hope for the future,” (Caitlin Greenwood, Austin Chronicle), "examin[ing] the history of the body within the context in which it is shaped and moulded," (Rabha Ashry, FNews), "travers[ing] public representations and private feeling," (Natalie Zelt, Alternative Views abstract for American Studies Association Annual Meeting), and “quietly humorous and disjointed in the deadpan style of concrete comedy,” (Julia Hendrickson, Permanent.Collection).

 

Education and Professional Development
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Arts Visual Critical Studies candidate – anticipated 2018
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Master of Fine Arts Photography – 2017
• Participated in Creative Capital's Strategic Planning Professional Development Program – 2014
• Participated in the Artists as Educators Seminar, "Anatomy of a Lesson: Designing Instruction" developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – 2014
• Brooks Institute of Photography, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Visual Journalism – 2005

Awards
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visual Critical Studies Department, Dean's Scholarship – 2017/2018
• Ox-Bow School of Art, Merit Scholarship – 2016
• Brooks Institute of Photography, Visual Journalism Departmental Award – 2005

Selected Exhibitions
2017
    • Group, Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects' DEMO GALLERY, Austin TX / curated by Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Sean Gaulager - up through November 25
    • Group, Deception, Filter Photo Festival, Filter Photo, Chicago IL / juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Owner and Director, ClampArt
    • Group, Rise from the Rubble, Weather the Winds, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL / organized by Mev Luna and Emilio Rojas
    • Group, Moving_Image_00:02, LATITUDE, Chicago IL / curated by Jessica Pierotti
    • Group, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm with Rachel Haber, Jameson Paige, Hannah Pivo, and Pia Singh
    • Group, I Still Wear My Mom’s Brown Sweater, COLLABO, Chicago IL / curated by Frances Dorenbaum and Claire Frost
    • Group, Bearing: object, body, and space, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / co-self-curated by Santina Amato, Lindsay Hutchens, and Michelle Marie Murphy
    • Group, Moving_Image_00:01, LATITUDE, Chicago IL / curated by Santina Amato and Michelle Marie Murphy
    • Solo, HELP!, Western Pole, Chicago IL / curated by Jesse Malmed
2016
    • Group, Magic the Gallery: Part III, Magic the Gallery, Austin TX / curated by Courtney Allen and Julia Ham
    • Group, Within the Portfolios, John M. Flaxman Special Collections Reading Room, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / curated by Robert Clarke-Davis and Jaclyn Silverman
    • Group, Urgent Care Critical Marginalia, John M. Flaxman Library, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / co-self-curated with Joshua Rios’ class Podium Works
    • Group, Mapped 2D, Open Studio Night, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / curated by Michael Curtis Asbill
    • Group, Alternative Spaces, Student Union Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Group, ExTV monitor curation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
2015
    • Group, Greater Expectations, Open Studio Night, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL / curated by Michelle Marie Murphy
    • Group, Field Study, Filter Photo Festival, David Weinberg Photography, Chicago IL / curated by Megan Taylor Noe
    • Group, Special Blend, The Contemporary Austin, Pump Project, Austin TX / curated by Hannah Zurko
    • Two-Person, SARA.CONDO / LINDSAY.HUTCHENS, Permanent.Collection, Austin TX / curated by Anthony B. Creeden and Julia V. Hendrickson
    • Group, five x seven, The Contemporary Austin, Austin TX – 2015
2014
    • Group, Monochrome, Austin Community College Kramer Gallery, Austin TX / juried by Austin Community College Art Department
    • Group, five x seven, The Contemporary Austin, Austin TX
2013
    • Group, Austin Art Boards, visual arts competition for billboard with Regan Outdoor Advertising, Austin TX / juried by Sean Gaulager and Sylvia Orozco
    • Group, Darkroom Co-op Annual Group Show, Austin TX / curated by Shelley Wood
    • Group, Submerged, Barton Springs Sheffield Education Center, Austin TX / curated by Bridget Quinn
    • Solo, Bite Off More Than You Can Chew Then Chew It, Flex Space, Austin TX / curated by Rebecca Marino
2003 - 2008
    • Group, De Straat, salon exhibition, Los Angeles CA – 2008
    • Group, Midnight Spirographs, Los Angeles CA / curated by Christine Meinders – 2007
    • Group, The Vanguard, Los Angeles CA – 2006
    • Group, Judge a Band by its Cover, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk VA / juried by Charles Peterson – 2005
    • Group, Brooks Institute of Photography student competition, Ventura CA / juried by President Greg Strick – 2003

Selected Publication
2017
    • Photos, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, Graduate Publication
2016
    • Photo, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, Departmental Catalogue
    • Photos, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, Graduate Publication
    • Photo, Conflict of Interest, Michah Bateman, "Grow Lights" – February 9, 2016
2013
    • Review, I Love Texas Photo, "Cindy Sherman show at DMA" – April 25, 2013
2012
    • Photos, Lomographic Corp., What the Hell is Lomography, Special SXSW Issue
    • Photos, Volcom Entertainment, Riverboat Gamblers, The Wolf You Feed
2010
    • Photos, Side One Dummy Records, Flogging Molly, Live at the Greek Theater
    • Photos, The New York Times, Cynthia Gorney, "The Estrogen Dilemma" – April 14, 2010
    • Photos, Beyond Race Magazine, Issue No. 12, Anna Laurent, "Punk Rock Bowling"
    • Photos, Brixton Ltd.
2009
    • Interview and Photos, Brooks Institute of Photography, The Future of Visual Storytelling
    • Photos, BYO Records, Let Them Know, The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records
2008
    • Photos, Side One Dummy Records, Flogging Molly, Float
    • Photos, Alternative Press, Volume 22 Number 237, Casey Lynch, In-Store Session
    • Photos, Spin Magazine, Aaron Burgess, Review – March 2008
    • Photos, Rolling Stone, Issue 1049, Top 40 Albums, "Float Up the Chart"
    • Photos, Detroit Free Press, The Saturday List! – February 9, 2008
    • Photos, Detroit Free Press PLAY, Martin Bandyke, Five Questions – February 7, 2008
    • Photos, The Columbus Dispatch Weekender, Aaron Beck, "Band Lures Fans…" – February 7, 2008
    • Photos, The Indianapolis Star Indy, Top 10 Live – February 7, 2008
2007
    • Photos, American Music Press Magazine, No. 30, Brett Mathews, In The Studio
    • Photos, Razorcake, Issue #36, Sean Koepenick, "Street Dogs"
2006
    • Photos, Side One Dummy Records, Flogging Molly, Whiskey on a Sunday
    • Photos, LA Weekly, Vol. 28 No. 43, Linda Immediato, "Inside Out"
    • Photos, LA Weekly, Vol. 28 No. 38, Steffie Nelson, "Sunset Rising"
2005
    • Photos, Ninevolt Magazine, No. 149, Jeff Maisey, "Peterson Picks the Winners"
    • Photos, Brooks Institute of Photography, Australia: More Than The Outback

Bibliography
2017
    • "‘Bearing: Object, Body, and Space’ at the Student Union Galleries", Rabha Ashry for FNews, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL – March 20, 2017
2015
    • "At Home with Permanent.Collection", Rebecca Marino for Conflict of Interest, Austin TX – September 30, 2015
    • "Field Study/David Weinberg Photography", Michael Weinstein for Newcity Art, Chicago IL – September 4, 2015
    • "Teens, artists collaborate in Contemporary Austin", Nicole Villalpando for Austin American Statesman, Austin TX – July 18, 2015
    • "Sara Condo/Lindsay Hutchens" at Permanent Collection, Caitlin Greenwood for Austin Chronicle, Austin TX – May 8, 2015
    • Top 5, Christina Rees and Bill Davenport for Glasstire, Austin TX – April 16, 2015
2013
    • Top 5, Glasstire, Austin TX – July 25, 2013

Collections
• Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago IL
• Pump Project, Austin TX
• Jimmy Kimmel, Comedian, actor, producer. Host and creator of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC, Los Angeles CA

Curatorial
2017
    • Co-curated with Adia Sykes, Shifting the Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL
    • Co-curated with Courtney Cintron, Jameson Paige, and Pia Singh, L A S T I N G : Exploits of Endurance, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL
    • Marcela Torres, Strong Symptoms: A Companion, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Co-curated with Michelle Marie Murphy, AUTO BIOGRAPHY AFTER FICTION: Galentine’s screening with works from the Video Data Bank, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Co-curated with Michelle Marie Murphy, AUTO BIOGRAPHY AFTER FICTION, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Salon 2D, Chicago IL
2010 - 2016
    • Salon 2D, Chicago IL – 2015, 2016
    • Ink Tank Collective, Future Analogue, Lomography Gallery Store Austin, Austin TX – 2013
    • Diana World Tour, Lomography Gallery Store Austin, Austin TX – 2012
    • Diana World Tour, Lomography Gallery Store Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA – 2010

Teaching, Lectures, Symposia, and Workshops
2017
    • American Studies Association annual meeting, peer reviewed session Alternative Views: Photography, Self-Representation and Fact in Contemporary American Art and Culture, with Tatiana Reinoza, Delphine Sims, and Natalie Zelt, Chicago IL – Upcoming, November 9, 2017
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Teaching Assistant, Advanced Curatorial Practices with Mary Jane Jacob, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Visual Critical Studies, Graduate Lecture, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Writing Fellow, Interdisciplinary Sophomore Seminar with Claire Ashley, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Writing Fellow, Statements, Grants, Proposals with Jessica Cochran, Chicago IL
2016
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, Second Year Graduate Talks, Chicago IL
    • Sector 2337, Urgent Care Symposium, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Writing Fellow, Philosophy of Photography with Jeremy Biles, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Teaching Assistant, Mold Making and Casting with Christine Bespalec-Davis, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Photography, First Year Graduate Talks, Chicago IL
    • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Visual Critical Studies, Graduate Lecture, Chicago IL
2015
    • The Contemporary Austin, Artist Mentor, Advanced Young Artists program, Austin TX
    • The Art School at The Contemporary Austin, Faculty, Austin TX
2014
    • The Contemporary Austin, Artist Instructor, Teen Council program, Austin TX
    • The Contemporary Austin, Artist Instructor, Seeing Special Things elementary program, Austin TX
    • The Art School at The Contemporary Austin, Faculty, Austin TX
2013
    • The Contemporary Austin, Artist Instructor, Young Artists teen program, Austin TX
    • Lomographic Corp., Weekly Photo Workshops, Austin TX
2008 - 2012
    • Lomographic Corp., Weekly Photo Workshops, Los Angeles CA and Austin TX – 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Lucie Foundation, Month of Photography LA (MOPLA) SNAPSHOP! Workshop, Los Angeles CA – 2010, 2011
    • Pablove Foundation, Shutterbugs, Los Angeles CA – 2010
    • Brooks Institute of Photography, Alumni Producer, Visual Journalism Multimedia Workshop, Ventura CA – 2009
    • Brooks Institute of Photography, Guest Lecturer, Visual Journalism Program, Ventura CA – 2008

Volunteer
• Pump Project, Advisory Board Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Austin TX – 2015 to 2017
• Parlor Room, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA Studio, Photography Department, Chicago IL – Spring 2016

Employment
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Chicago IL – since Spring 2017
• Jody Horton Photography, Studio Manager and Associate Producer, Austin TX – July 2013 to June 2015
• The Contemporary Austin, Publications / Rights and Permissions, Strange Pilgrims catalogue (temporary), Austin TX – July to October, 2014
• Austin Center for Photography, Assist in Public Programs, Marketing, Membership, Austin TX – June 2013 to July 2014
• Lomographic Corp., Retail General Manager, Los Angeles CA and Austin TX – January 2010 to March 2013
• Palm Springs Photo Festival, Associate Coordinator, Los Angeles CA – 2010
• VII Photo Agency, Photo Archivist, Los Angeles CA – December 2006 to December 2008
• Lauren Greenfield Photography, Associate Producer and Photo Assistant, Los Angeles CA – October 2006 to March 2009
• Norman Jean Roy Photography, Intern, Los Angeles CA – Spring 2006