Artist Chris Hewitt

to be simple, it’s an exploration of materials and ideas. i love the process and find that i need to get lost in it. i’m happiest in that state of mind. if i become aware of the solution too soon in the art making, i lose interest and have to start over. i try to keep it hidden until very near the end.

my wood working shop is in the barn which has stone walls and a timbered ceiling. it’s a great space but i have to share it with the cats. i work in there when i can. when nothing is pressing on the farm. i always have a long list. i look forward to rain days.

Commissions/Services

Conrad Schmitt Studios
Art Instructor, MN State Colleges and Universities Faribault, MN
Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, MN
Heritage Preservation Commission, Faribault, MN
1% for the Arts, Selection Committee, Minnesota State Arts Board

Exhibitions

Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish Creek, WI
Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Steenland Art Museum, Northfield, MN
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Governor’s Residence, St. Paul, MN
Javier Puig Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Honors

Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship for Visual Artists
“Critics Choice” Minneapolis Star and Tribune

Education

MFA in Fine Arts – Studio Arts, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, 1992
BA Fine Arts – Ceramics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1988
Cabinet Making Certificate, South Central Technical College, Faribault, MN, 1997