Always Home, Painting by Miriam Hitchcock
Stripe, Santa Cruz California
I primarily make paintings, often using eccentric shaped formats. I use a hybrid visual language that is both abstract and figurative, fusing domestic and landscape elements. I also make experimental films using stop motion technique and incorporating sound, as well as written and spoken poetic text. Drawing is the core of my practice and the engine that drives everything I make.
My home and studio are on an arroyo in west Santa Cruz, California, where I live with my spouse, two cats and an Australian Shepherd. Born in San Francisco, I grew up on the peninsula at a time when there was still plenty of open space to enjoy nature. I completed a BFA at University of California at Santa Cruz and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University.
I began teaching painting, drawing and design at Brown University, and Rhode Island School of Design. Moving to Ithaca, New York, I was an Assistant Professor at Cornell University for three years. I led studio courses in Rome, Italy through the Cornell University Dept. of Art and Architecture, and later with The American University in Rome, in conjunction with U.C.S.C. Returning to live in Santa Cruz in 1991, I taught drawing and painting courses at Stanford University and San Jose State University. I was a continuous member of the Art faculty at University of California Santa Cruz from 1992 until 2012.
Miriam Hitchcock's work is on view for March 2022.
Please call (831)421-9252 for inquiries.
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