John Hutcheson, Tamarind Master Printer 

 Instructor of Printmaking


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Tamarind Institute of Lithography, University of New Mexico 

E-mail:j.hutcheson@unf.edu
Phone: (904) 620-3986
Office: Building 45, Room 1608

 

 

 

UNF Printmaking Instructor since 2008(a non-tenure track position)

                teaching courses in Intro to Print, Lithography, Relief, Screenprint, Intaglio, Papermaking

 

John Hutcheson is a Master Printer in all of the traditional hand-printing techniques including; Etching, Woodcut, Stone Lithography, Silkscreen, and Handmade Paper. His long, printing career began in Boston in 1965. Since then he has taught and printed continually in schools and studios across the United States, in Canada, and in Singapore. In 1972, he was awarded a Ford Foundation grant for two years of advanced study in Stone Lithography at the renowned Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has also dedicated years of intense study alongside other master printers and papermakers in order to become one of a small and elite group who can share and teach the old and revered way of creating original art prints. Hutcheson has taught and trained printmakers at institutions worldwide including; the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada, Rutgers University in the United States, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and now at the University of North Florida. Hutcheson is well known in the art world and highly respected as a professional printer who has worked with the best. He is credited as a collaborative printer on some of the world's most admired original prints. He will continue to search for opportunities to create original prints with guest artists and with students in his current position at the University of North Florida.

During the 80's, John Hutcheson ran his own workshop in the New York City area printing and publishing limited editions for artists. Before, during, and after that time he also worked in and for many of the world's leading print ateliers and museums. He did two tours as a printer and shop manager with the famous print publisher Ken Tyler. And, for five years, he operated Frank Stella’s personal press for Petersburg Press of London and New York. He has also been invited for several guest workshops to print with visiting artists at independent colleges and art schools including; Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Hartford. Over the years, Hutcheson has collaborated with hundreds of artists. He has long-term working relationships with many world-famous artists. His work with these artists has appeared on television, in films, and in books. The original prints that Hutcheson has made for these artists have set auction records and appear in private and museum collections including MOCA Jacksonville, as well as the Whitney,MOMA, and the Metropolitan in NYC and the Tyler Archive collections in Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Minneapolis. In the past, these works have included repeated large scale and high profile hand-printed projects with; Chua Ek Kay, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Helen Frankenthaler, Leon Golub, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, David Salle, Michael Singer, Steve Sorman, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan,and Zhu Wei. Those names are only a few of the more easily recognized names. And we hope to continue adding to the list with future print projects.

 

John Hutcheson has taught printmaking at UNF since 2008. He earned a coveted Master Printer Certificate in 1974 from the Tamarind Institute of Lithography while on a two-year Ford Foundation grant at the University of New Mexico.   His long printing career began in Boston in 1965. Since then he has taught and trained printmakers at institutions worldwide including; the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Canada, Rutgers University in New Jersey in the United States, the Singapore Tyler Print Institute in southeast Asia, and now at the University of North Florida. Hutcheson has been a guest printmaker at several independent colleges and art schools including; Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College, the University of Hartford, and University of Massachusetts. Over the years, Hutcheson has collaborated with hundreds of professional artists to make their limited edition prints while working at world-famous printshops like Tyler Graphics and Petersburg Press in New York. The original prints that Hutcheson has made with famous artists like Lichtenstein, Rosenquist, Motherwell, Frankenthaler, Stella, Oldenburg, Hockney etc.  can be found in museum and private collections around the world. UNF's own Museum of Contemporary Art  has several examples of Hutcheson's craft. And his work as a collaborative printer also appears in the Whitney, MOMA, the Met, as well as in Tyler Archive collections in Japan, Australia, Singapore, and Minneapolis.  He brings this world-class professional printing  experience to share with students in the Print Studios at UNF.