Jay Hutchinson is a New Zealand artist based in Dunedin. He graduated from the Dunedin School of Art with an MFA in 2008 and works with numerous mediums including hand-embroidery, performance, drawing, video and fabric construction. His most recent projects have explored product fetishism, the devaluation of the worker and our decaying economic system.
He exhibits regularly in publicly funded galleries, including the Blue Oyster Art Project Space (2006, 2007, 2012, 2018), the DPAG (2006, 2008), C3, Melbourne (2011), Enjoy Gallery (2016), the Dowse Art Museum (2017, 2020), the Aigantighe Art Gallery (2018), Suter Art Gallery (2019), and the Sarjeant Gallery (2020). His work has also been widely shown in Aotearoa dealer galleries.
Hutchinson inflects his needlework with a ‘street’ sensibility that continually challenges the high art/mass culture divide. He forcefully expresses the deeply flawed and fractured cultures and ideologies that plague the twenty-first century - in which he and his viewers remain inextricably caught.