M.N. Hutchinson has been a working photographer for over 30 years, with both a commercial business that included album covers for A&M records to being a nationally recognized professional artist. His artistic practice has been contrarily cross-media. He has exhibited photographs, printmaking, sculptural installations, audio, video and performance works.

He completed his M.F.A. in New Media at the University of Calgary in 2004, where he was able to investigate the nature of acquiring visual knowledge. He has presented his work and theories in over twenty lectures and public presentations and been the recipient of several grants and awards. He has taught for 20 years and has also invested a considerable part of his career in the community having been both a co-director of Truck Gallery, a photography facilitator at the Banff Centre, as well as sitting on several boards.