Scott Hunt

As a fine artist whose discipline is drawing, Scott Hunt produces charcoal and pastel works on paper that are narrative and/or allegorical in nature. The critic, Ana Finel Honigman, asserts that the drawings are "meticulously crafted" and the gallerist, Robert Goff says that the works have "intensely enigmatic and mysterious subject matter. The viewer encounters a vision of America that is at once sympathetic, humorous, and apocalyptic."
 
Hunt has had five solo shows, the most recent in 2012 at Schroeder Romero & Shredder in New York, three with Goff + Rosenthal Galleries (two in New York, one in Berlin), and one at Russell Projects in Richmond, VA. Additionally, he had a solo presentation with Robert Goff Gallery at the NEXT CHICAGO art fair in 2010. His work has been included in group shows at: Wartburg State College, IA; Cream Contemporary, Berlin; Salomon Contemporary in Easthampton, NY; and a show of 68 American contemporary artists curated by Beth Rudin deWoody at Shizaru Gallery in London.
 
As an illustrator, Hunt's work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harpers, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire (U.S. and Russia), The Boston Globe, and GQ Magazine. His book, Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art (Dutton) was voted one of the Top Ten Art Books for Young Adults in 2006 by the American Library Association.
 
Hunt is the recipient of a Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) as well as a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work is included in many international collections, including Colecção Madeira Corporate Services Drawing Collection in Portugal, and The Burger Collection in Switzerland. Two of his drawings are part of the permanent collection of contemporary art at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Born 1958, Ossining, New York. Lives and works in Manhattan

EDUCATION
  • 1981: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2012: “Then the Darkness Fell,” Schroeder Romero & Shredder, Chelsea, NY
  • 2010: “Recent Drawings,” Russell Projects, Richmond, VA
  • NEXT Chicago, Robert Goff Gallery
  • 2008: “That Sticky Candy,” Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, Chelsea, NY
  • 2007: “Death and the Maiden,” Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2006: “The Tender Land,” Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, Chelsea, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
  • “Bad For You,” Shizaru Gallery, London, England, curated by Beth Rudin deWoody
  • “Summer Camp,” Schroeder Romero & Shredder, Chelsea, NY
2011
  • “The Garden,” Allan/Nederpelt, Brooklyn, NY
  • Special project, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Lower East Side, NY
2010
  • “Plank Road,” Salomon Contemporary, Chelsea, NY
  • “Hunt & Chase, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
  • “Sky Was Yellow, Sun Was Blue,” Russell Projects, Richmond, VA
2009
  • “Exquisite Corpse,” Cream Contemporary Gallery, Berlin, Germany, (with Cornelia Renz and Joe Biel)
  • “Multi-media,” Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
  • “Summer Exhibition,” Goff + Rosenthal, Chelsea, NY
2006
  • “Inaugural Exhibition,” Goff + Rosenthal, Berlin, Germany
2005
  • “Paradise Lost,” Goff + Rosenthal Gallery, Chelsea, NY
  • The 28th Annual Small Works Exhibition, NYU’s 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NY
CURATION
  • 2009 The Soft Glow of Brutality: The Art of Hugh Steers, The Frank Moore Archive Project, Visual AIDS
MISCELLANEOUS
  • 2009 The Frank Moore Archive Project, Visual AIDS, Chelsea, NY, (An archive of the work of HIV+ artists)
  • 2001–2003: The Drawing Center, Slide Registry, SoHo, NY
PUBLISHED WORK
  • 1985–2007: Work published as illustration for various magazines, newspapers, and publishing houses, including The NewYork Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire Russia, GQ
  • 2006: Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art (Dutton, hardcover), concept and drawings by Scott Hunt
BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009
  • The Morning News, The Art of the American Snapshot, November 30, www.themorningnews.org,
  • NY Arts Magazine, May 2009, Vol. 14 No. 3/4
2008 
  • Art & Auction Magazine, September 2008, Vol. XXXII, No. 1, Essay by Robert Goff
2007
  • Scott Hunt In Conversation With Ana Finel Honigman, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
2006 
  • Desenhos (“Drawings”) A–Z, Colecção Madeira Corporate Services

GRANTS
  • 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
  • 2006–2007 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
COLLECTIONS
  • The Israel Museum Jerusalem
  • Colecção Madeira Corporate Services Drawing Collection, Portugal

Scott Hunt, Jeanie, 2011, Charcoal on paper 10 x 7 1/2 inches  /  25,4 x 19 cm
Scott Hunt, Look-out, 2010 Charcoal on paper 15 x 15 inches  /  38,1 x 38,1 cm
Nocturne, 2011 Charcoal on paper 31 x 35 inches  /  78,7 x 89 cm
Scott Hunt, The body lacks voice to sing its own song, 2009, Charcoal on paper, 30 x 22 inches / 76,2 x 55,9 cm
Scott Hunt, Then the Darkness Fell, 2011 Charcoal on paper, Three parts: 36 x 15 inches (each) / 91,4 x 38,1 cm (chaque)