Pia Hutters (born 1964, Copenhagen). I am a painter and a sculptor working figurative as well as abstract.



Based on a foundation of classical drawing and understanding of anatomy, I continuously explore various aspects of the human condition. I observe and extract from the posture of the body. Even small gestures, muscles and the angling of the skeleton tell a story. Clay is my favourite media because it honestly shows the pressure from my hands as a mirror of my interpretation, and as such the artwork takes form and tells its own story.



Living and working a few years in Tokyo has inspired me to work with Japanese ’Sumi-e’ ink and Japanese ’Fude’ brushes on various types of paper, including the traditional Japanese handmade paper ’Washi’.


My works are intuitive brushstrokes to express a moment when the mind is free to let the body create. Like a kind of testimony of the creator’s character and the context of creation in that brief and coherent period of time. It is a spiritual practice related to various dimensions of Japanese aesthetics, among others, the imperfect perspective of ’Wabi-sabi’, the understated and simplicity entailed in ’Kanso’ as well as the tranquillity and serenity of ’Seijaku’.



I continuously work with sketches and drawings of the body both as preliminary studies for my sculptural works and as solitary artwork. Based on the classical traditions of drawing and croquis, I use pencil, ink and charcoal on paper. Occasionally, I include other materials like e.g. chalk and acrylic paint for background depth.

Pia Hutters Design Copenhagen
Pia Hutters Design Copenhagen

2010 – 2020: Sculpting from live model at the studio of sculptor Jeanette Brøndsted, Copenhagen


2018, 2019 & 2022: Sculpting workshops in Pietrasanta by artist Eli Benveniste


2016, 2017, 2018 & 2022: Sculpting workshops at Bornholm Art Museum by artist Eli Benveniste


1995 & 2012: Sculpting courses at The Art Students League of New York


1993 – 1994: Sumi-e classes and Japanese writing, Tokyo


1987 – 1988: Assistant Animator at Swan Film Production (Valhalla/Quark), Copenhagen


1986: Classical Drawing by Robert Askou-Jensen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen



I create commissioned / custom-made sculptures, paintings and drawings and also lend out my artwork for stylists for interior features, product catalogues or exhibitions. If you want to know more about the possibilities or talk about potential projects, please get in touch with me.



For questions about available works, website, collaborations, commissioned works etc.: please contact me at shop (@) piahutters.dk or on Instagram @sculpturesbypiahutters.