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Ron Hutt

Associate Professor

Ron Hutt Ron Hutt aka Ronny Louis Hutt holds an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of "Art and Technology". He has taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago; the University of Maine at Farmington, Maine; and Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Hutt lives in Providence, Rhode Island and the San Francisco Bay Area. His works, which include digitally mediated paintings, multiples, video installations and net art, address the antithetical status of technology as a path towards social enlightenment and individual isolation, contemporary myth making and cultural discourse.

Hutt is currently an Associate Professor in URI's Art Department, where he teaches courses in Digital Art and Design and is a founding member of the University of Rhode Island, "3D Group for Interactive Visualization", a partnership between the Art and Computer Science & Statistics departments. 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

Hutt's work balances between an astute interest in the past and an immersion in the present. As an artist, Hutt engages subjects as diverse as Greek classical ideals of harmonious living, the thematic structure of symphonic music, utopian and dystopian world-views, media representations and a Romantic obsession with the arc of life from birth to death. Through this pictorial sampling, he is able to create a visual lexicon that is uniquely his own - a painterly layering that both reveals and obfuscates the original subject matter. The resulting morphed images, saturated with color, texture and complex imagery, speak to the human condition as well as the transitory nature of time.

For a list of upcoming exhibitions, projects, CV as well as examples of Hutt's art work visit his web site at:

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