Lonnie Hutchinson is a Aotearoa / New Zealand artist of Māori (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri ki Ngāi Tahu) Samoan and European descent.
Hutchinson works in a range of artistic media, including film, performance, painting, sculpture and installation art. She frequently draws upon feminism, historical narratives and her Māori and Pacific Island heritage to inform her work. Hutchinson said of her work
"Intrinsic to each series within my art practice, I honour tribal whakapapa or genealogy. In doing so, I move more freely between the genealogy of past, present and future to produce works that are linked to memories of recent and ancient past, that are tangible and intangible...I make works that talk about those spaces in-between, those spiritual spaces."
Image: She could taste salt on her lips, 2015, installation image