Lindsay Hutchens (American, b. 1983) makes art (lately, photographs of her mom, dad, and ex-boyfriends), writes about vernacular family photographs, sometimes gets to do research and write wall labels at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and curates exhibitions in her apartment gallery, Gallery Kin, and as a curatorial fellow at ACRE Projects. A Chicago, Illinois, transplant from Texas, Lindsay holds a Master of Arts degree as a Dean’s Scholar in Visual Critical Studies from School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), having also earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from SAIC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute of Photography (Ventura, CA), and has tattoos on her body to represent each of these disparate homes.
Lindsay’s work has been previously exhibited in a library hallway at SAIC, a front lawn on the east side of Austin, at a music venue in LA, at the entrance to a theater in NY, on a wooden light pole on Western Ave. in Chicago, on 3-4 album covers, and at the American Studies Association annual meeting in the peer reviewed session Alternative Views: Photography, Self-Representation and Fact in Contemporary American Art and Culture. Her work has been described as both “a lasting impression of bittersweet recollection and hesitant hope for the future,” and also “kind of funny.”
As a means of expanding Co-Lab Project's programming into the digital realm, artist/curator Vladimir Mejia selects artists to participate in an Instagram hosted month-long residency. Artists are given full control of the @colabprojectsbitres Instagram account, and all images posted by the artist are categorized by hashtags representing the artist name in residency. Original concept by Sean Ripple.