Ron Hutt


Ron Hutt was 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 was a project team leader for the “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” (REU) funded by the National Science Foundation and held at URI.



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.



  • 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)