I am an art historian, visual artist, curator, art consultant & writer.
In 2012, I taught my first independent seminar in my living room. Fueled by homemade baking and great discussions, the salon style atmosphere in that Themes in Contemporary Art and Television seminar was magical.
After many years of working as an adjunct professor, I realized that I really enjoy teaching outside of the confines of academia. I have since gone on to teach many independent seminars in my living room focused on learning and talking about a shared fascination with art, television, film, and pop culture. I have also created a virtual living room with my live, participatory online seminars.
I am currently writing a book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television from 2000 to the present. The book is inspired by a seminar that I teach online and in my living room: Vampires to Zombies: The Supernatural in Art, Film & TV .
I have also fulfilled a childhood dream of making puppets by created six supernatural creature puppets (a vampire, werewolf, ghost, witch, demon and zombie) that star in a series of short films I have written, directed and produced.
I created kh1 art consulting to teach independent seminars about contemporary art, film, and television; help clients buy art for their homes, offices, and businesses; offer interior design services; and provide writing and research services for artists.
I have taught courses about twenty seven different topics at universities and colleges in the US, Canada, and the UK. My artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the US, and the UK.
I am the co-founder of fast & dirty, a rotating collective of artists and curators that creates exhibitions and art events for short durations in unusual environments and projects that challenge curatorial methods.
I received my PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. I also hold an MA in Art History from University of Western Ontario; a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; a BA from McGill University; and a Diploma of Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.
RECENT & UPCOMING TALKS
1) Art Docs: Hockney. Metro Cinema, July 20, 2017 at 7 pm
2) Sex, Gender & Female Robots. Happy Harbour Comics, Aug. 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
Kristen Hutchinson, Prairie Tales: A History. AMAAS, 2017