Hewitt was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up on Long Island. Having graduated from Colby College (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania (MFA), he worked at a Maine boatyard and foundry before becoming a Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine. His work has been shown with prominent twenty and twenty first century artists. In 2016, the Portland Museum of Art presented Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange, a selection of Hewitt’s work from the previous twenty years. In addition to a dozen solo shows (four at the ICON gallery) he has completed five public art projects.
( Close by, something new with forgotten meanings, silent and felt. )
"I see things that look back at me. I remake them - entering their space as they enter mine. There is a moment when different things try to connect- move together- are no longer what they seem to be. Often slow in the making, this is what I need. "