Now on view:
Staring Into The Sun. Solo exhibition at Rodman Hall Arts Centre. Hansen Gallery. Curated by Marcie Bronson. January 25th - April 28th 2019. Reception January 31st at 7pm. Artist Talk March 28th 7pm.
Natalie Hunter is a Canadian Artist who grew up in Hamilton, Ontario; a city known for it's industrial steel manufacturing history. Her practice is concerned with the transformation of materials, objects, and images in ways that evoke an emotive or psychological response in the viewer. In her installations, photographs, and sculptures, she challenges the boundaries between mental and physical spaces, time and memory, material and immaterial, light and motion, presence and absence. She often produces experiential installations using photographs on transparent film, light, and other fragile materials that engage with the poetics of time, memory, the archive, perception, and the senses.
She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University (First Class Standing). She is the recipient of several awards including an Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists, a Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant, the Keith and Winifred Shantz Internship Grant, Sylvia Knight Award in Fine Arts (co-recipient), Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a President’s Graduate Scholarship from the University of Waterloo. In 2012 she interned with sculptor and installation artist Soo Sunny Park at Dartmouth College. She has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions, including: the Hamilton Supercrawl, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, 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, Ryerson Image Centre, and Museum London. In the summer of 2017 she completed a permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener for the Bridgeport Community Centre titled Pieces of Light. She is a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo teaching Digital Imaging, Contemporary Art, and Digital Photography.