Born in Melbourne, Australia to New Zealand parents, who returned to New Zealand when Taisha was two. She grew up in Auckland, attended Elam and Ilam School of Fine Arts, graduating from Elam, the University of Auckland with the Scott Elery Medal. At Elam, she studied with Greer Twiss, Derrick Cherrie and Christine Hellyer.
Attending Yale’s School of Art, Taisha had the experience of studying Architectural History with Vincent Scully, Sculpture with Jessica Stockholder and worked for the LeWitt Collection of Sol Le Witt.
From 1997 till the present Hutchison has exhibited widely both in the States and the South Pacific. New Zealand Exhibitions include, The Auckland War Memorial Museum, “Oriental Room," Lopdell House, “Theodolites," School of Architecture, University of Auckland, “Interstices," Ea Gallery, "Salon de Refuse," Teststrip Gallery, “Steel Strip,” with Billy Apple, Store Front and in the United States, The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, “Artists Playhouse,” curated by Deborah Schwartz of MoMA, Joe Thompson, Director of MassMoCA and Donald Albrecht, The Aldrich Museum, “Snapshot," curated by Jessica Hough, Rutgers University School of Art and The Maryland Institute, "Y2K," Yale University Art and Architecture Gallery, "Thesis Exhibition," Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, "Landmark's," Gallery Onetwentyeight, "Martha and Me," and the Federal Reserve Bank, New York.
Ms. Hutchison's work is held in several notable Collections including The Federal Reserve Bank, New York and the Le Witt Collection, Chester, Connecticut, also in New Zealand, Australia and Munich, Germany.
Artist Bio / CV
Taisha's work has been included in exhibitions at The Aldrich Museum, "Snapshot," curated by Jessica Hough, The Stamford Museum, "Artist's Playhouse," The Auckland War Memorial Museum, "The Oriental Room," curated by Jacob Faull, The Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden, Connecticut, "The Leonardo Challenge," The Maryland Institute and The Mason Gross School of Art, New Brunswick, "Y2K," The Federal Reserve Bank, New York and Saatchi & Saatchi, New York, "Landmark's."
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Armory Show, Pier 94, New York City, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich & London, Martin Creed "Work No. 736," Piano Accompaniment, occured Friday, 3/28/08 - 3/30/08, Noon - 8:00 pm, The Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint Branch, "The Greenpoint 100 Benefit," (proceeds benefit the library), "Martha & Me," curated by Elisa Soliven and Eric Ginsburg, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York City, Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, "Lincoln Center Family Art Show."
AWARDS 1996 - 2008
Change Inc. Grant, Robert Rauschenberg’s Foundation, USA, Wallace Art Award, Finalist, New Zealand, Thomas Ayoub & Lydia Dombroski Award, 52nd Art of the North East, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, Connecticut, Yale University Scholarship towards Master of Fine Arts, New Haven, Connecticut, Creative New Zealand, Creative Development Grants towards study at Yale and the Scott Elery Medal, University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts, New Zealand.
Boucaud Fine Arts and Management, Paris, Galerie Yellow Fish Art, Montreal and Salomon Arts, New York.
Reviews included in The New York Times, The Advocate/ Greenwich Time, The National Business Review, New Zealand, ArtNews, New Zealand and The New Zealand Herald.