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Sidney Hutter was born to Samuel and Harriett S. Hutter in Champaign, Illinois, on September 17, 1954.  He received fine art, art education, drafting training and degrees from the following schools and institutions:

 

1975             The Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, WA

1972-1977    BS in Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL  

1980             Lowell Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lowell, MA - Drafting Training

1977-1979    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - MFA in Sculpture & Glass

1980-1981    Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA - Fifth Year Certificate in Art Education

 

Post graduation, Sidney became an instructor at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston University and in Boston Public Schools and a consultant for a lighting design company. 

In 1980 he founded Sidney Hutter Glass & Light in Boston, MA.  He later moved his studio to its current location in Newton, MA.  He has spent the last 35 years creating sculptures which combine fine art and glass craft with commercial processes used in architectural glass, adhesive and pigment industries.  

 

He has won numerous awards for his art including:

 

2000    The University High School Alumni Pioneer Hall of Fame Award

1989    Merit Award, American Craft Awards

1988    Merit Award, American Craft Awards

1985    Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in Crafts

            Finalist, Art Quest, Los Angeles, CA

1982    Honorable Mention, Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD

1980    Boston Art Week, Open Studio (juried)

1979    Academic Honors, Massachusetts College of Art (MCA) (1977-1979)

            Art School Associates Award, MCA

1978    Graduate Assistantship, MCA

1977    First Prize, Normal Art Fair

            First Prize, Bloomington Normal Art Association

 

With the growth of the Contemporary Art Glass Movement, Sidney's art and unique cold-working style began to play an important and exciting role.  His developed style became popular with collectors in both the fine art and craft fields.

 

During this time his art and process also became increasingly more technical.  In response, he co-designed and fabricated machines to help make his work more efficient.  His interests in glass, ultraviolet light and adhesive technology, and pigment applications have taken him around the country - attending conferences and researching the latest advancements in glass, adhesive and pigments.  Through conversations with industry leaders he has been able to adapt commercial processes to his studio practice and create landscapes of color between the layers of glass.  

 

His work is included in numerous private and public collections as well as major museums in the US, including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Art and Design in New York and the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC.  In 1993, White House Vase #1 became part of the White House Craft Collection and he has created projects for the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, the Hyatt on Collins in Melbourne, Australia, as well as for the Pittsburgh Gateway Hilton and the Righa Royal Hotel in Osaka, Japan, to name just a few.  

 

Sidney is the father of two beautiful children.  They enjoy traveling together, going to music concerts and fishing.  He is an avid fisherman and can often be found off the Cape near Martha’s Vineyard in his Triton, casting off the stern.  He also enjoys gardening and watching his favorite New England sports teams soar to victory and continue to win championships.

Education        

 

1981

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Fifth Year Certificate in Art Education

 

1979

Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, M.F.A. in Sculpture and Glass

 

1979 - 80

Lowell Institute of MIT, Cambridge, MA, Drafting Technology

 

1977

Illinois State University, Normal, IL, B.S. in Art

 

1975

The Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, WA

 

Professional Experience

 

2022

Speaker, Artist, Demonstrator, Society of Arts and Crafts Studio Visit & Demo, Auburndale, MA

Member, Board of Trustees, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA

Featured Artist, Talking Out Your Glass Podcast, Season 7 Episode 3, 2022 

Speaker, Artist Meets Industry: From Factory to Studio to Factory, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) MeetUp, Zoom Event

Guest Lecturer, Hartnett Family Business Plan Collaborative Class, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

 Speaker, Glass and Judaism: Speakers and Spices, Temple Shalom of Newton, Newton, MA

Speaker, Innovators in Glass, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) MeetUp with Sandwich Glass Museum (Sandwich, MA), Zoom Event

    

2019

Instructor, Think To Make; Cut It, Glue It, Shape It! Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

 

2018

Lecturer, Glass Collector Group of Palm Beach, FL

Poster Session Presenter, American Coatings Show 2018 conference, Indianapolis, IN

 

2017

Visiting Artist in Residence, Fuel Their Fire, Museum Of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Instructor, Think To make; Cut It, Glue It, Shape It! Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

 

2016

Speaker, Fine Art Applications Using Pigmented UV Adhesives, RadTech 2016, Chicago, IL

American Coatings Show 2016 conference, Indianapolis, IN

 

2015

Presenter, UV Through The Years: A Studio Artist’s Perspective, RadTech/SUNY-ESF Future of UV/EB Webinar Series 

Glass Build America 2015 conference, Atlanta, GA

 

2014

RadTech UV & EB 2014 Technology Expo and Conference, Rosemont, IL

American Coatings Conference, Atlanta GA

Glass Build America 2014 conference, Las Vegas, NV, American Coatings Show 2014 conference, Atlanta, GA

 

2013

Speaker, Understanding the Business of Art: Connecting the Roles of Artists,Galleries and Collectors, Bertolon School Of Business Agganis Forum, Salem State University, Salem, MA

Presenter, The Glass Art of Sidney Hutter, Founders Chapter, National American Glass Club, Natick, MA

 

2012

Speaker, Making Art Using Ultraviolet Adhesives & Plate Glass, Glass Art Society 42nd Annual Conference, Toledo, OH

 

2010

Guest Lecturer, Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement, Cambridge, MA

Speaker, Ultraviolet Fusing of Art and Technology II, RadTech UV & EB 2010 Technology Expo and Conference, Baltimore, MD

 

2006

Speaker, Ultraviolet Fusing of Art and Technology, RadTech UV & EB 2006 Technology Expo and Conference, Chicago, IL

 

2004

Speaker, Adhesives and Surface Finishing (a.k.a. Coldworking), Glass Art Society Panel Discussion

 

2000

Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art. 

Conducted a workshop for Alliance Spring Workshops, Alexandria, VA

Speaker, Ultraviolet Fusing of Art and Technology, RadTech UV & EB 2000 Technology Expo and Conference, Baltimore, MD

 

1995

Faculty, The Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

 

1987 - present

Owner/President, Sidney Hutter Glass and Light, Boston, MA

 

1978 – 89

Sculptural Cold Glass Instructor, School of Continuing Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

 

1980 – 86

Temporary Instructor, Boston Public Schools, Boston, MA

 

1984 – 87

Consultant/Fabricator/Designer, Beamo Corporation, Charlestown, MA

 

1984

Cold Glass Instructor, Program in Artisanry, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

Selected Exhibitions (Past 10 years)

 

2022

Glass Art Fair 2022, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Fired Up: Glass Today, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

The Shape of Light, Public Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Innovators in Glass, Group exhibition, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA

50th Annual Glass International Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MIBroad Spectrum, Clear Vision: The Collection of Carl and Stephanie Beling, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Masters of Modern Glass, Shaw Gallery, Naples, FL

2021

50th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating 50 Years of Habatat Galleries Live in Person, Habatat Galleries, FL

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

Tomo Sakai Curates Glass: Cold Working, Salmon Falls Gallery, Shelburne Falls, MA

 

2020

Cut, Blown, Cast; A Contemporary Art Glass Exhibit, hosted by The Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart, FL. Curated by The Duncan McClellan Gallery and Mary Childs

2019

Glass New England, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

 

2018

The White House Collection of American Crafts: 25th Anniversary Exhibit, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR

SOFA 2018, Chicago, IL, with Ken Saunders Gallery

Mass Cast, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Year of Glass, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami

Art Aspen, Raven Gallery, Aspen, CO

Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL, Pop-up show

Glass Collector’s Weekend, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Habatat Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL

Market Art and Design Show, Bridgehampton Museum

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

 

2017

Sidney Hutter Through The Years: Glass, Light and Color Retrospective,

Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA

Form Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL (with Adam Blaue Gallery)

SOFA 2017, Chicago, IL (with Adam Blaue Gallery)

The Salon Art + Design fair with Chesterfield Gallery, NY

Cut, Cast and Cold, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Glass Collector’s Weekend, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Illumination, Habatat Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

Art Wynwood, Miami, FL with Chesterfield Gallery (NY)    

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

Fence Art, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

 Newton Festival of the Arts Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Newton, MA

 

2016

SOFA 2016, Chicago, IL with Chesterfield Gallery, New York, NY.

Simon Says, Chesterfield Gallery, New York, NY

Glass Collectors Weekend and Chesterwood Gala Celebration 2016, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries, Boston Center for the Arts with Habitat Galleries, FL

The Nature of Glass, Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA

 

2015

Clearly Compelling: Glass Art from Tiffany to Chihuly, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Clearly: Glass as Sculpture, Cape Cod Museum of Art, MA

Luminous Allure: Studio Glass from the Collection of Audrey and Norbert Gaelen, Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, PA

Glass Collector’s Weekend, Schantz Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Cutting Edge: A New Perspective on Glass, Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA

43rd International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, SOFA 2015 in Chicago, IL

Art Palm Beach, Ken Saunders Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

 

2014

Spaces Within, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Solo exhibition, Scott Jacobson Gallery, New York, NY

Art in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

 

2013

Playing with Fire: 50 Years of Contemporary Glass, Museum of Arts and Design New York, NY

Works from the 21st Century, Ken Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3D, MassArt, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Boston, MA

Artist in the Villa, Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA

Art Palm Beach 3, Ken Saunders Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

A Touch of Glass, Barowsky Gallery, Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA

Awards

2000

The University High School Alumni Pioneer Hall of Fame Award

 

1989

Merit Award, American Craft Awards

 

1988

Merit Award, American Craft Awards

 

1985

Massachusetts Artist Fellowship in Crafts

Finalist, Art Quest, Los Angeles, CA

 

1982

Honorable Mention, Glass Gallery, Bethesda, MD

 

1980

Boston Art Week, Open Studio (juried)

 

1977-79

Academic Honors, Massachusetts College of Art (MCA)

Art School Associates Award, MCA

 

1978

Graduate Assistantship, MCA

 

1977

First Prize, Normal Art Fair

First Prize, Bloomington Normal Art Association

 

Bibliography 

2018

Della, James, “Glass 3, The James Della Collection”, 2018, P. 9

Rogers, Bob, “The Rogers Collection - Glass Masterworks”, 2018, P.38

 

2016

Rooney, Ashley E. & Barbara Purchia, “Glass Art, 112 Contemporary Artists” Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2016

 

2012

Hampson, Ferdinand, “Studio Glass In America - A 50 Year Journey” Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2012, P. 112-113

Selected Articles & Web Publications (for past 10 years)

2022

“Visual Arts Review: ‘Fired Up: Glass Today’ — Remarkable Beauty”, Arts Fuse, October 4, 2022, https://artsfuse.org/262681/visual-arts-review-fired-up-glass-today-remarkable-beauty/

“News From the Sandwich Glass Museum”, The Cullet, Fall 2022, p. 3

 

2021

“Habatat Galleries Celebrates 50 Years of Showcasing Glass Art”, the Detroit Jewish News, September 2021, https://thejewishnews.com/2021/09/13/habatat-galleries-celebrates-50-years-of-showcasing-glass-art/

 

2018

“The colorful cold glass marvels of Sidney Hutter”, Antique Week, Eastern Edition, August 27, 2018, Vol. 51, No. 2554, P.4 

“Galeria de Artistas”, Vidrio, May 2018, Issue 167, p. 16-17

“Seeing the light: sculptor Sidney Hutter turns Optiwhite into art”, MADO, January 2018, p. 3

Castro, Alexander,”Is there a regional approach to casting glass in Massachusetts?”, Glass; The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, No 153, Winter 2018-2019, p.63-64

“This Pioneering Glass Artist Has Used Clariant’s Pigments for 25 Years”, Clariant Blog, November 2018, https://www.clariant.com/en/Corporate/Blog/2018-Blog-Posts/10/glass-artist-sidney-hutter-uses-clariant-pigments

“Seeing the light: sculptor Sidney Hutter turns Optiwhite into art”, 

MADO, The Magazine for NSG Group North America, January 2018

 

2017

“Conversations: Featured in museum retrospective, Sidney Hutter reflects on a world of change in glass”, UrbanGlass Quarterly Hot Sheet, July 2017, https://www.urbanglass.org/glass/detail/forty-years-of-sidney-hutter-and-a-world-of-change-in-glass

“Clariant Unveils Ground-Breaking Additives at European Coatings Show 2017”, International Paint & Coating magazine, May/June 2017, pg.96

“Sidney Hutter Throught the Years: Glass, Light and Color”, The Cullet, Fall 2017

 

2016

Rooney, E. Ashley & Barbara Purchia, “Glass Art, 112 Contemporary Artists” Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, PA, 2016

“Prominent Outdoor Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture Puts the Focus on Glass for the fIrst Time”, Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, Number144, Fall 2016

“Favorite Finds, Inspiring Designs for the Home”, Architectural Digest, December 2016, pg. 82

 

2015

‘Brincadeira De Montar’, Revista Vidro Impresso,edition 27, December 2014 http://www.vidroimpresso.com.br/arte-em-vidro/edicao27/Brincadeira-de-montar

‘Vertical Cubic Heart Vase’, Passion for Puzzles, 29 January, 2015. Web.  http://www.passionforpuzzles.com/animation/vertical-cubic-heart-vase

 

2014

“UV Cured Adhesives Used to Create Art”, Coatings World, August 2014, pg.14

‘Artist News’, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Summer 2014, Vol. 8, No.4, p. 7

Yood, James, “The Nonfunctional Functional - Meditations on the Glass Vessel”  Glass Quarterly, Spring 2014, Issue 134, P. 38, 39-41

“UV Cured Adhesives Used to Create Art”, Coatings World, August 2014, pg.14

Public and Corporate Collections

 

American Flat Glass Industries, Inc., Kingsport, TN

American Home Products, Madison, NJ

Art in Embassies Program for the U.S. Ambassadorial residence in: 

-Almaty, Kazakhstan

-Astana, Kazakhstan

-Freetown, Sierra Leone

-Lusaka, Zambia

-Phnom Penh, Cambodia

-Rangoon, Myanmar

-Seoul, Korea

Ronald & Anne Abramson, Washington, D.C.

Bain Company, Boston MA

Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass, Neenah, WI

Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice Award, Los Angeles, CA

Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL

Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Dewey Associates, New Rochelle, NY

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit,MI

Dykma-Gossett Attorney at Law, Detroit, MI

Dymax Corporation, Torrington, CT

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Forum Corporation, Boston, MA

Foundation for the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC

Fuller Craft Museum, Bockton, MA

George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Goody’s Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hong Kong

Headly-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY

Henry Ford Museum, Bachmann Collection of Studio Glass,Dearborn,MI

Honle UV Group, Grafelfing, Germany

Hyatt-on-Collins, Melbourne, Australia

Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Jewish Big Brother and Big Sister of Greater Boston, Boston, MA

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

Moses Montfiore Temple, Bloomington, IL

Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Wa

National Cash Register, New York, NY

Northwater Capital, Toronto, Canada

Nuveen Investments, Chicago, IL

Park Synagogue, Cleveland Heights, OH

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Pittsburgh Gateway Hilton, Pittsburgh, PA

Racine Museum fo Art, Racine,WI

Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

RIHGA Royal Hotel, Osaka, Japan

Sandwich Glass Museum, Sandwich, MA

Seven Bridges Foundation, Inc., Old Greenwich, CT

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

Town of Normal, Normal, IL

Total System Service, Columbus, GA

The Henry Ford Museum of Art, Dearborn, MI

The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

The White House Craft Collection, Washington, D.C.

Trent University, Patterson Ainsley Collection, Peterborough, ON Canada

University of Michigan at Dearborn, Dearborn, MI

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