- Natalie Hunter
Born, lives, and works in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Natalie Hunter creates photo-based installations, sculpture, and moving images that explore relationships between embodied experience, spatial perception, the senses, personal memory and identity. Her work studies the complexities of time, space, memory, and the senses in our digitally saturated culture through an interplay between image, material, and form. With a fascination for both image making and working with materials by hand her research and studio practice poetically investigates the shifting sensory experiences of light, colour, time, consciousness, and motion as they relate to memory and perception.
Whether sculpture or image based she engages with immaterial concepts, ephemeral processes, and material form while considering how the spaces in which we dwell affect our perceptions of time and place, and resonate with associations of memory and the senses. In both image making, sculpture, and their installation, light is fundamental to her process. Over the past decade she has produced multilayered and immersive photo-based installations working with transparent film, translucent silk, colour, reflective, and backlit films. She often employs and exploits the immaterial principles of photography - light and time - with the material aspects of sculpture; draping, folding, curling, and bending images in space over hand formed wood, metal, or acrylic glass armatures. Her evocative installations composed of image and sculpture create contemplative spaces and experiential encounters that become poetic meditations on the act of making, the fluidity of memory, and our relationships with the material and immaterial worlds we exist in. The translucency and mutability of her sculptures and images speak to the fluidity of thought and memory, and become meditations on temporality and impermanence. Witnessing the slow passage of light through time, her work reflects upon the nature of time and place, embodiment and being, the psychology of space, and consciousness in our image saturated world.
The City of Kitchener
Bridgeport Community Centre
Canary Landing Projects
Art Gallery of Hamilton Art Sales Department
Private and Corporate collections
2023 - Echoing Sky. Niagara Artists Centre. St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. July 12th - October 14th 2023.
2023 - Crystal Image, a memory of leaves and light. Commissioned site responsive installation at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Opening fall 2023.
2021-2026 - Rooms. Gladstone House (Gladstone Hotel). Installation in Room 407. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2024 - Judith and Norman Alix Gallery. Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
2023 - image/object: new approaches to three-dimensional photography. Karin Bubas, Natalie Hunter, Karen Zalema. The Reach Gallery Museum. Abbotsford, B.C. Canada. Curated by Adrienne Fast.
image/object: new approaches to three-dimensional photography, The Reach Gallery Museum
2023 - Capture Photography Festival. Selected exhibition. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 2023 Capture Photography Festival , Natalie Hunter in Capture Photography Festival 2023
2023 - Hamilton Winterfest 2023. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Hamilton Winterfest 2023
2022 - Photorama. Gallery TPW. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. November 17th - December 4th 2022.
2022 - Weightless Entities. Centre 3 for artistic + social practice. Curated group exhibition. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. August 2022.
2022 - How dim died the sun, how far hung the sky. Centre 3 for artistic + social practice. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. July 3- July 31, 2022. Solo exhibition. Exhibition Highlights: Natalie Hunter at Centre3
2022 - BillBored Project. Factory Media Centre. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. July 2022.
2022 - Breaths, Monuments, Offerings. Natalie Hunter, Lauren Prousky, Shellie Zhang. University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. March 11, 2022 – April 29, 2022. https://umanitoba.ca/art/gallery
2022 - Annual AGH Art Sale. Art Gallery of Hamilton. April 28-May 1, 2022. In-person and online. https://aghartsales.com/pages/earlyaccess
2022 - SNAP Live Auction. Lot 3, Scent of the Sun special limited edition prints. Suite of 4. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. March 24th 2022. Represented by Smokestack Gallery. https://snap-toronto.com/live-auction/
2021 - Paper Pushers: a group exhibition of Smokestack special edition prints. November 12 – December 17, 2021. Smokestack Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Paper Pushers
SCULPTURE 2021 online exhibition/art book juried by Robert Birch. John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July - September 2021.https://airdgallery.org/exhibitions/
Altered Images At Hand. Group exhibition at Propeller Art Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. April 28 - May 16, 2021. A Contact Scotiabank Photography Festival exhibition. Altered Images At Hand
When I see, I breathe light. Solo exhibition at Smokestack Gallery. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. February 25th - July 14th 2021. Natalie Hunter: When I see, I breathe light
Billows and Breathing Spaces, Centre 3 for Artistic and Social Practice. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. February 5 - March 4th 2020
Sensations of breathing at the sound of light. Solo Exhibition. Factory Media Centre. Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada. September 13th - October 4th, 2019. Exhibition running through the 2019 Hamilton Supercrawl.
Shaping Time: Natalie Hunter, Xiaojing Yan and Lois Schklar at Latcham Art Centre. July 10 - August 24th. Curated by Elisa Coish.
Shaping Time at Latcham Art Centre
Staring Into The Sun. Solo exhibition at Rodman Hall Arts Centre. Hansen Gallery. Curated by Marcie Bronson. January 25th - May 5th 2019. brocku.ca/rodman-hall/past-exhibitions/… .The artist's first solo museum exhibition.
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