Linda Hutchins


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Linda Hutchins lives and works in Portland, Oregon, where she earned her BFA in Drawing from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan, and raised in Ann Arbor. Before attending art school, she received a BSE in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, and wrote operating system software for Intel Corporation. Her work is informed by the lifelong study of textile structures, an engineering mindset, and memories of sailing out of sight of land.

Hutchins has received two fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, and residencies at Caldera. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has garnered national press coverage including a cover article in American Craft, a feature in Fiberarts, a review in Art in America, and critical attention on blogs such as LA Times Culture Monster, PORT, and Another Bouncing Ball. She was awarded the Jurors' Prize in the Tacoma Art Museum's 2009 Northwest Biennial. Hutchins' work is in numerous private and public collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, 4Culture, the King County (WA) Public Art Collection, the Multnomah County (OR) Public Art Collection and Museum of Contemporary Craft.