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Ron Hutt M.A.,M.F.A - Associate Professor

Ron Hutt Ron Hutt holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of "Art and Technology".

Hutt has taught at:

* The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
* Columbia College in Chicago Ill.
* University of Maine at Farmington, Maine
* Bowling Green State University in Ohio

Activities and accomplishments at URI:

* Develops and Teaches courses in Digital Art and Design
* Director of the Fine Arts Center Main Art Gallery
* Video Game Development Minor - Harrington School of Communication and Media
* 3D Group for Interactive Visualization - Computer Science and Statistics

Hutt is 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.

Artist Statement

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.

His ongoing Drawing as Offering series are a highly personal and unique approach to activating the creative imagination and enabling a distinct visual lexicon. Using his theory and practice of Media Entanglement, Hutt employs a wide range of wet and dry media, innovative mark making and layering techniques. This painterly layering reveals and obfuscates morphed images, subtle color compositions, textural richness and complex imagery that speak to the human condition, the transitory nature of time and the transcendent function of art.

Hutt 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 devise users.

Current and upcoming exhibitions and catalogues include: Provisional Haven (Refusalon, San Francisco), Digimorphism (Saint Mary's College Museum of Art), Arcadian Offerings (ArtSeen, Sonoma), Glass Skin (SF Conservatory of Flowers) and Axis Mundi (Terrain, Chicago).

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


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Department Chair


Ronald Onorato

Office Hours:

Tues 2pm to 3pm

Weds 11am to 12pm

Or by appointment

Contact: 874-5821

Room: FAC 207


Special Programs

Italo Scanga Visiting Art Professionals Program

Visual Arts Sea Grant Program