Sidney Hutter

"At heart, I am a formalist. I am intrigued by the forms and structures in our environment and I create art that enhances our enjoyment of that environment. As a visual artist, I make three-dimensional pieces that are best experienced by walking around them to view how they react to light, movement, and the environment. "

Sidney Hutter creates art glass sculpture using both traditional techniques and commercial processes commonly used in the architectural glass, adhesive, and pigment industries. His innovative cold-working style has played an important role in the growth of the Contemporary Glass Movement. His unique palette of pigmented adhesives allows him to create landscapes of color between layers of clear, polished glass.

Hutter uses a range of sculptural techniques to create his art. He works mainly with commercially available plate glass, which he alters by cutting, grinding, polishing, and drilling. He laminates the glass using a refined process of mixing ultraviolet adhesive with colored pigments. His work varies in scale from tabletop sculpture to floor and wall constructions.

Sidney Hutter received a BS from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and an MFA from Mass College of Art in Boston. He also received art education and drafting training from Mass College of Art and the Lowell Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1987, he founded Hutter Glass & Light and has been learning through his passion for creating ever since.

Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Museum Collects, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, 2011
Cutting Edge - A New Perspective on Glass, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA, 2015
Playing with Fire: 50 years of Contemporary Glass, Museum of Arts and Design New York, New York, NY, 2014
Works from the 21st Century, Ken Saunders, Chicago, IL, 2013
Blown, Assembled and Case, A Celebration of Contemporary Glass, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, 2012
Corning Glass Museum Collection, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY, 1992
Museum of Fine Arts Collection, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1996
The Toledo Museum of Art Collection, The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH, 1991
Metropolitan Museum of Art Collections , Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 1987