Corin Hewitt

Brooklyn, New York, USA
APT New York
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  • Kunsthaus Baselland is currently showcasing the recent works by Basel-based artist Edit Oderbolz. The exhibition runs through November 6.

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  • Corin Hewitt recently lectured at The University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, in conjunction with their Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series on February 5, 2013.

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  • "In my mind, they're one-third photography, but the other two-thirds are just as important," says Sam Falls, looking at the poster-size compositions

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  • Contemporary art has long outgrown the prim, white livery of the traditional gallery. Increasingly, artists are engaged in work that is interactive, performance-based, or process-oriented.

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Corin Hewitt combines the sculptural and the theatrical, the photographic and the performative and the personal with the public to create work that infuses the present with the material accumulations of the past. Using a variety of processes from casting, photography, and cooking, to model making, the breadth of Hewitt’s work ranges from a monumental cast rainbow made of street sweepings to intimate indoor performances using photography to explore material process. Corin Hewitt holds a BA from Oberlin College and attended both the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe (Germany) and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine before receiving his MFA from Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Hewitt has exhibited widely throughout the United States and Europe.  In the Summer of 2008, Hewitt’s work was included in the exhibition Meet Me Around the Corner  at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway. His previous three solo exhibitions were with Taxter & Spengemann Gallery in New York in 2005 and 2007 and with Small A Projects  in Portland, Oregon in 2007.  Within that time he has been included in Wanas 2006: 8 American Artists at the Wanas Foundation in Malmo Sweden; Material World, The Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center, Brooklyn; The New City: Sub/Urbia in Recent Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art; Consequences,  Museum 52, London, England, Art and Transport, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, Atlas of the Unknown, curated by Tina Kukielski, small A projects, in Portland; Bebe le Strange, at D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York. His work is also held in a wide variety of public collections including the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.  Hewitt had a well reviewed solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in late 2008. His next major exhibition will be at the Seattle Museum of Art from April 4–August 23, 2009. A new book, WEAVINGS: Performance #2 (Portland, OR) with texts by Michael Brenson and Marisa Sanchez was released in April 2009.

Corin Hewitt lives and works in Richmond, VA.

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