B. United States, 1968
B. United States 1968
Todd Hido’s photographs are made during long, solitary drives. The main subject of his work is the American urban and suburban landscape, often photographed at night. Celebrated for his use of textural detail and colour, Hido explores subtleties and variations in light and shadow found in these quietly unsettling scenes. Isolated suburban houses have gone on to become an ongoing source of inspiration and investigation for the artist. His work has a cinematic quality, reproducing the aesthetic of the film still. The artist brings these expressive, eery qualities to his photographs of unpopulated interiors which explore similar themes to his landscape work.
Todd Hido was born in Kent, Ohio in 1968. He received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. In 1996, he earned his M.F.A. from the California College of Arts and Crafts. Hido has been the recipient of the Eureka Fellowship, Fleishhacker Foundation, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Visual Arts Award, and the Barclay Simpson Award. His photographs have been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Elephant and FOAM. His work is held in the permanent collections of many noted public and private collections including the Getty, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is currently an adjunct professor at the California College of Art in San Francisco.
Hido lives and works in San Francisco.
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