Honourable Mention in BlackFlash Magazine
BlackFlash Magazine’s Optic Nerve Image Contest.
Issue #35.2, Spring 2018.
Published magazine feature for The Sun’s Rays Do Not Burn
Until Brought To A Focus (2017).
Jurors: Joi Arcand, John Hampton, and Kara Uzelman.
Research and Creation Grant - Canada Council for the Arts (2018)
Ontario Arts Council Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists (2018)
Canadian Art - Must-Sees This Week: April 12 to 18, 2018
The Assembly presents Andrea Carvalho’s exhibition “Light From Two Sides” with an opening reception on April 13 at 7 p.m. In this show, Carvalho presents architectural sculptures and photographs that explore constructions of space and its relation to the body. Over at Centre For Print and Media Arts, Natalie Hunter and Neil Frederick Sharpe present their latest photographic works. A launch will also take place on April 13 at 7 p.m."
Image: Natalie Hunter (Left), Neil Frederick Sharpe (Right)
2018 Vancouver Capture Photography Festival Finalist
Picture-esque at Rotunda Gallery
Coming up in March!
No More Than A Breath screening in Photophobia11: Contemporary Moving Image Festival.
Co-presented by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Hamilton Artists Inc.
Screening at the Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden. August 10, 2017 9pm.
Video Still from No More Than A Breath. 2017. HD Video.
Artist in Residence at the Cotton Factory
Honoured to be chosen as the Artist in Residence for The Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program. From August 14th 2017 to September 30th 2017 I will be working out of Hamilton's Sherman Avenue Cotton Factory! Can't wait to get cracking on some new photo-based installation work, explore this building, and finally have a studio space again!
Thank you Hamilton Artists Inc. and The Cotton Factory for this opportunity!
More details about the program here...
Two-Person Exhibition at Centre  For Print and Media Arts
Really excited to be showing some photo-based installation works from Signs of Light in a two-person exhibition with Neil Sharpe at Centre  For Print and Media Arts in spring 2018!
Pieces of Light: An Appendix at Open Sesame Gallery
Natalie Hunter: Pieces of Light—An Appendix
June 16–July 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 7–9pm
Location: Open Sesame, 220 King Street West, Kitchener, ON
Natalie Hunter considers the close relationship between place and memory in Pieces of Light—An Appendix, which is based on her eight-month exploration of Bridgeport, a historic village within Kitchener, ON. The photographs in this exhibition come from the same series as Hunter’s public artwork Pieces of Light, which will be unveiled Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 10:30am at the Bridgeport Community Centre (20 Tyson Drive, Kitchener).
Hunter’s unconventional process yields images that undermine our notions of photographs as captured moments in time. The artist uses 120mm film, multiple exposures, collage, a light box, and digital imaging to make ghostly traces of trees and other elements that recur where they are not expected. Colour filters bring the banks of the Grand River and nearby infrastructure into otherworldly focus. Hunter’s work prompts us to think about how picturesque landscapes are captured by the camera, and how they linger in our minds.
For more information, visit http://natalie-hunter.com. Pieces of Light was commissioned by the City of Kitchener as part of its Public Art Program.
About the artist:
Natalie Hunter grew up in Hamilton, ON. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a BA in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University. She has shown her work at numerous galleries and institutions in Canada and the United States, including the Hamilton Supercrawl, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Hopkins Centre For the Arts at Dartmouth College, the Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts, and Museum London. She is a sessional instructor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo.
220 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 1A9
Facebook and Instagram: @OpenSesameShop
Publication in [Intersections | Cross-Sections 2016] Re: Turns
Really pleased to announce that some of my work and a short essay I've written is finally published in York U's academic journal eTopia. The journal is a collection of essays and contemporary artworks from [Intersections | Cross-Sections 2016] Re: Turns conference between York and Ryerson Universities!
Artist hopes to reflect Bridgeport in art installations - Catherine Thompson
Catherine Thompson from the Waterloo Record wrote about Pieces of Light, the public art installation I am working on for the city of Kitchener and Bridgeport Community Centre! Thank you Catherine!
Pieces of Light - Public Art Commission
Permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener for the Bridgeport Community Centre titled Pieces of Light scheduled for completion Spring 2017.
Solo Show at DeFacto Gallery - James St. N, Hamilton
A selection of works showing in October!
TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
Pleased to have an essay and some work from Rosy Pictures published in York University's TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies for Re:Turns - Intersections | Cross-Sections 2016 conference and exhibition.
Coming fall 2016.
BEST OF SHOW FOR ROSY PICTURES - CENTRE 3 FOR PRINT & MEDIA ARTS
"Congratulations to Natalie Hunter who has won Best of Show for her exhibition “Rosy Pictures” in the 2016 Emerging Artist Residency exhibition! Thank you to the Centre Members who took the time to vote during the Opening Reception on May 13th!
Natalie Hunter’s exhibition along with Jacquie Cudmore, Liz Little and Alex Thompson is up in the Main Gallery until May 28th. Thank you to all of the resident artists for your hard work in producing amazing work during your 2 month stay here at Centre! For more information on the Residency at Centre and for details on all the current resident artists work click here.
Centre for Print and Media Arts would like to graciously acknowledge the generous contribution and support from the Art Circle members who have funded this residency"
CHRONOLGUES AT MUSEUM LONDON
I am excited to have my work included in a group exhibition at Museum
London this coming spring along with some amazing and talented artists! Thank you Museum London!
May 7th, 2016 to August 21st, 2016
This group exhibition of contemporary art examines issues of memory and time, through personal narratives and larger, shared histories. Works in diverse media re-visualize specific experiences or invite viewers to construct their own associations. Each selection is intriguing in its consideration of the inventive ways in which aspects of the past are literally and figuratively archived, mediated, and expressed.
The exhibition includes works by Barbara Astman, Michael Bidner, Colin Carney, Stan Denniston, Amy Friend, Wyn Geleynse, Maggie Groat, Natalie Hunter, Cyndra MacDowall, Myfanwy MacLeod, Charlotte Moth, Allison Rossiter, and Susan Schüppli. Ephemera is often emphasized in their practices through personal photographs, correspondence, postcards, advertisements, and a range of found objects. The familiarity of such items allows for multiple readings. From Stan Denniston’s shattered views of Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas, site of the Kennedy assassination, to the almost otherworldly recasting of mirrors or vintage photographs by Maggie Groat and Amy Friend, the works in this exhibition explore what we remember, how we remember, and the motives behind this universal activity.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
RE: TURNS INTERSECTIONS | CROSS-SECTIONS 2016
This March I am showing work at the Ryerson Image Centre as part of Re:Turns Intersections | Cross-Sections 2016 conference between Ryerson University and York University.
Ryerson University, Image Arts Building
1 PM, March 11
Main Gallery, IMA 310
Featuring: Kyler Zeleny, Natalie Hunter, Andrew Merrill, Amber Helene Müller St. Thomas, Anna Soper, Nick White, Anna Frey and Emilie St. Hilaire