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FIne Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Ron Hutt

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  • Associate Professor, Digital Art and Design
  • Department of Art and Art History
  • Phone: 401.874.2131
  • Fax: 401.874.2729
  • Email: ronhutt@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: Fine Arts Center
    105 Upper College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Ron Hutt is an associate professor of digital art and design at the University of Rhode Island. Previously he has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College in Chicago, the University of Maine at Farmington, Maine, and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Hutt has many roles at URI including developing and teaching courses in digital art and design, serving as the director of the Fine Arts Center Main Art Gallery, and working with the video game development minor program at the Harrington School of Communication and Media and with the 3D Group for Interactive Visualization at the Department of Computer Science and Statistics.

Hutt has also been a project team leader for the “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation and held at URI during the summer. He is also a founding partner of Provisional Art Spaces [PAS], an association of artists and curators who create opportunities for spatial transference through artistic affiliations and strategic productions. PAS actively uses territorial entanglement and emerging technology as a vehicle for migratory art practices. Working in the United States, Asia and Europe, PAS offers a model for contemporary art production and dissemination that goes beyond the established art market and towards a more global embrace of diverse audiences via mobile device users.

Hutt lives and maintains studios in both Providence, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Research

As an artist, therapist and educator, Ron Hutt engages concepts of causality (past), synchronicity (present), teleology (future) thru the triadic themes of Folly – Fate – Freedom. Hutt, founder of Digimorphism, is an internationally active artist whose corporal and digital paintings combined with mediate reality are a highly innovative leveraging of the unique attributes of traditional and digital medium. Hutt’s primary premise is that the physical space in which art objects exist is engulfed by globally connected digital space and they are both equally “Real” and proper creative spaces for artist to explore and shape new experiences, cultural and personal meanings.

Hutt’s artistic and scholarly research, as well as his approach to teaching, arises from a direct engagement with the emerging aesthetic forms and cultural issues growing out of art created entirely by or mediated by digital information technologies.

 

Education

  • M.F.A. in art and technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1995
  • M.A. in expressive therapies, University of Louisville, 1986
  • B.A. in art studio, painting and drawing, University of Kentucky, 1983

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Catalogues

Provisional Haven (Refusalon, San Francisco)
Digimorphism (Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art)
Arcadian Offerings (ArtSeen, Sonoma)
Glass Skin (SF Conservatory of Flowers)
Axis Mundi (Terrain, Chicago)

Personal website: http://ronhutt.info/

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