Colin Hunt

Biography

After living and working in Brooklyn, NY for the past fifteen years, Colin Hunt  now resides in Bucks County.  While in New York he received his BFA from the Cooper Union, his MFA from Columbia University and contributed artwork to many gallery shows in Soho and Chelsea including, P.P.O.W., Artists Space, and White Columns amongst others. He was included in the 177th invitational exhibition at the National Academy of Design where he was awarded the Richard Recchia memorial prise for his work. He was accepted at the landmark “Open House” show at the Brooklyn Museum. Colin has also taught drawing at Columbia University.

Artists Statement

“Painting outdoors, my primary occupation these days, is a lot like beachcombing. I set out in the morning, not even sure what it is I’m looking for or even where to find it. I pick a promising horizon and put my nose to the sand. Every painting is a shell and whether it is one that feels smooth in my palm, or whether it is pitted, it is pulled from the surface of the sand. At some point I can’t walk any further down the beach and I have to turn around. With plein air painting, at some point I just have to take a moment. In the very act of choosing I am actually painting what is happening. That Moment, the turning around, is what I want to capture. It is when I throw all the shells I may have collected in my hand back into the ocean and choose this one very special prize. In the end of all this, hopefully I have a painting.”

Colin Hunt

Recent Juried Shows

Prallsville Mill Show, Stockton NJ
Phillips Mill Show, New Hope, PA – 2006 & 2007 Award Winner
Coryell Gallery Annual Juried Show, Lambertville, NJ

Publications

Columbia Journal of Literature and Art, “Reinventions”, Issue 31, Winter 1999

Collections

FreDorfman, Dorfman Projects, NY

Michael Bloomberg, NY

Normon Dubrow

 

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