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    Current:

    SCULPTURE 2021 online exhibition/art book juried by Robert Birch. John B. Aird Gallery. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 2021. https://airdgallery.org/exhibitions/

    Artist feature and publication. Hamilton Arts and Letters Issue 14.1 / Spring 2021 - The Hammer. Essay by Bart Gazzola. https://halmagazine.wordpress.com/the-latest-issue/

    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


    Upcoming

    Rooms. Gladstone House (Gladstone Hotel). Installation in Room 407. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2021-2026.



    Recent Exhibitions:

    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. Natalie Hunter, Staring Into The Sun .The artist's first solo museum exhibition.





    Image: Natalie Hunter. Scent of the Sun (spring equinox). 2020. Unique transparent film installation. Archival pigment prints on transparent film, turned aluminum, maple, steel, light. 30" x 47" x 12" each approximately.

    © Natalie Hunter 2021. https://natalie-hunter.com

  • When I see, I breathe Light - Smokestack Gallery

    When I see, I breathe Light - Smokestack Gallery

    Coming soon to a gallery near you...

    Natalie Hunter
    When I see, I breathe light
    Smokestack Gallery. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    February 25th - April 2nd 2021

    When I see, I breathe light continues Natalie Hunter’s interest in photographic time, memory, the senses, motion, and light. In this body of work, Hunter considers the aperture of the camera in relation to the human eye as it sees light, and the mouth as it breathes. Embracing an experimental use of photography materials and camera function, she uses colour filters to distinguish layered moments in time and long exposures that trace her own bodily motions and thoughts through creation of these works.

    “The resulting images are soft, imperfect, experimental, and ethereal multiple exposures that contain mirror imagery of my surroundings in addition to what I’m looking at with a lens.” – Natalie Hunter

    Natalie Hunter holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions and public presentations including the Hamilton Supercrawl; the Art Gallery of Hamilton; University of Waterloo Art Gallery; Rodman Hall Arts Centre; Mississauga Living Arts Centre; Centre 3 for artistic + social practice; and Museum London among others. She is the recipient of several awards from Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts and in addition to her artistic practice is also a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo. Natalie grew up in Hamilton, ON, where she currently lives and works.

    Natalie Hunter wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Superframe Framing Award.

    Coinciding with the opening and exhibition of Natalie Hunter’s solo exhibition When I see, I breathe light at Smokestack Gallery, the artist will be producing a limited edition print. A miniature of her site responsive transparent film installation Scent of the Sun (Spring Equinox). Produced in 2020, this installation will be presented for the first time at Smokestack Gallery.

    Contact Tara Westerman at gallery@smokestack.ca for more information.

    Natalie Hunter: When I see, I breathe light. Smokestack Gallery

  • Sensations of breathing at the sound of light

    Sensations of breathing at the sound of light

    Sensations of breathing at the sound of light
    Factory Media Centre
    September 13 – October 4, 2019

    Sensations of breathing at the sound of light merges photography video projection and sculpture to address ideas of memory, home, time, light, and their relationships with consciousness, self awareness, and perception. Straddling the liminal space between sculpture and image, material and immaterial, presence and absence, Sensations of breathing at the sound of light investigates light and it’s material affects on the body, mind, and in the camera. Bringing together works made over the past four years, Natalie Hunter questions our physical, emotive, and psychological relationships to light, space, and air as they envelop us daily within the home, rest in memory, but often escape our notice. Light is used to make photographs, activate spaces, and considered a material in the production and presentation of each work. This extended study in the ephemeral qualities of light and the passage of time attempts to unravel our memories of the spaces we know intimately through time and lived experience.

    Natalie Hunter uses transparent photographs, light, and other light activated materials to create installations and sculptures that challenge the boundaries between mental and physical spaces, time and memory, material and immaterial, light and motion, presence and absence. Her multidisciplinary practice is concerned with the transformation of materials, objects, and images in ways that evoke an emotive or psychological response in the viewer. Her work engages with the passage of time, the ephemeral qualities of light, how it affects familiar spaces, the body, our perception of time, and what this does to memory and immediate experience. She often produces experiential installations using photographs on transparent film, light, and other fragile materials that engage with the poetics of time, memory, perception, and the senses.

    Natalie Hunter wishes to acknowledge the generous support of both the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

  • AGH Art Sale 2019

    AGH Art Sale 2019
  • Now on view: Staring Into The Sun

    Now on view: Staring Into The Sun

    Staring into the sun
    Curated by Marcie Bronson
    Rodman Hall Arts Centre
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    January 25 to April 28, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 31, 7 pm
    ARTIST TALK: Thursday, March 28, 7 pm

    Using light as a material in her photo-based sculptures and installations, Natalie Hunter explores the relationship between memory and physical space. For this body of work, Hunter photographed windows in familiar rooms of her childhood home, revealing intimate interiors that frame views of the external world. Using vibrant colour filters in her process, Hunter layers multiple exposures taken minutes or hours apart, and prints on transparent and translucent films that she hangs, ripples, and drapes to interact with architectural and ambient characteristics of the exhibition space. Luminous and transient, the viewer’s experience of the works shifts with subtle changes in light and environment. Alluding to enduring routines and the passage of time, these works, as Hunter describes, “touch on how traces of our interior, most private spaces linger in our minds long after we’ve left them behind.”

    Natalie Hunter is an emerging artist who grew up in Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo and a BA in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University. Her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions in Canada and the United States, and in 2017 she completed a permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, and her work was recently featured in Blackflash Magazine as an honourable mention for the Optic Nerve Image Contest. Hunter continues to live and work in Hamilton, and is a sessional instructor at the University of Waterloo.

  • UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION

    UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION

    Staring into the sun
    Curated by Marcie Bronson
    Rodman Hall Arts Centre
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

    January 25 to April 28, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 31, 7 pm
    ARTIST TALK: Thursday, March 28, 7 pm

  • Honourable Mention in BlackFlash Magazine

    Honourable Mention in BlackFlash Magazine

    BlackFlash Magazine’s Optic Nerve Image Contest.
    Honourable Mention.
    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.

    BlackFlash 35.2

    Optic Nerve Image Contest Winner

  • Research and Creation Grant - Canada Council for the Arts (2018)

    Research and Creation Grant - Canada Council for the Arts (2018)
  • Ontario Arts Council Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists (2018)

    Ontario Arts Council Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists (2018)
  • Canadian Art - Must-Sees This Week: April 12 to 18, 2018

    Canadian Art - Must-Sees This Week: April 12 to 18, 2018

    "HAMILTON

    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[3] 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."

    Canadian Art's Must See This Week

    Image: Natalie Hunter (Left), Neil Frederick Sharpe (Right)

  • 2018 Vancouver Capture Photography Festival Finalist

    2018 Vancouver Capture Photography Festival Finalist
  • Picture-esque at Rotunda Gallery

    Picture-esque at Rotunda Gallery

    Coming up in March!

  • Photophobia11

    Photophobia11

    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.

    Photophobia
    Canadian Art - Must See - Photophobia

    Video Still from No More Than A Breath. 2017. HD Video.


  • Artist in Residence at the Cotton Factory

    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...

    Hamilton Artsits Inc Cotton Factory Residency Program

  • Two-Person Exhibition at Centre [3] For Print and Media Arts

    Two-Person Exhibition at Centre [3] 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 [3] 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.

    Open Sesame
    220 King Street West
    Kitchener, ON N2G 1A9
    Tuesday–Saturday 11am–6pm
    519-954-7722
    info@opensesameshop.com
    Facebook and Instagram: @OpenSesameShop
    Twitter: @OpenSesameKW
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  • 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!

    Natalie Hunter. Rosy Pictures: An Installation of Photography. 2016




  • Artist hopes to reflect Bridgeport in art installations - Catherine Thompson

    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!

    http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6972911-artist-hopes-to-reflect-bridgeport-in-art-installations/

  • Pieces of Light - Public Art Commission

    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.

    https://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/pieces-of-light.asp

    Stay tuned....

  • Solo Show at DeFacto Gallery - James St. N, Hamilton

    A selection of works showing in October!

    http://www.mulberrycoffeehouse.com/art/


  • 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[3] 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[3]! For more information on the Residency at Centre[3] and for details on all the current resident artists work click here.

    Centre[3] 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"

    http://centre3.com/announcements/emerging-artist-residency-best-of-show-prize-awarded-to-natalie-hunter/

  • 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!

    Museum London

    May 7th, 2016 to August 21st, 2016

    Ivey Galleries

    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.

    Re:Turns

    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