Jim Hutchison

I have received my BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1981.

For the past few years I have used printmaking as a medium to explore the use of emoticons as a form of communication. The digital age has brought with it a proliferation of these typographic symbols in daily texts. Using the carborundum collograph process in this series of prints I wanted to deconstruct the computer generated symbols and transform them into a more primitive and expressive visual language.

Recently I have been experimenting with direct transfer mono-prints and linoleum cuts to develop a more whimsical and introspective series of prints.