Born in Kent, Ohio in 1968, Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area-based prolific and recognized artist. His work has a cinematic quality, reproducing the aesthetic of the film still.
He received a BFA in 1991 from Tufts University in Massachusetts, and an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He is now an adjunct professor at the California College of Art, San Francisco.
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. Isolated suburban houses have gone on to become an ongoing source of inspiration and investigation for the artist.
Celebrated for his use of textural detail and colour, Todd explores subtleties and variations in light and shadow found in these quietly unsettling scenes. “Ambiguity is one of the finest tools for making art. In my way of thinking, images should raise more questions than they answer.”
Todd Hido’s photographs have been been featured in Artforum, The New York Times Magazine, Eyemazing, Wired, Elephant, FOAM, and Vanity Fair.
His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Getty, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as in many other public and private collections.
He has over a dozen published monographs, including ‘House Hunting’, ‘Outskirts’, ‘A Road Divided’ and ‘Excerpts from Silver Meadows’, ‘Roaming’ and ‘Bright Black World’. Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all his published works.
In addition to Todd Hido being an artist, he is also a collector and over the last 25 years has created one of the most notable photobook collections.
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