Allison Hunter is a visual artist who over the past twenty years has worked in photography, performance, video, painting, drawing, and installation. Hunter earned her first MFA at the Cantonal Art School of Lausanne, Switzerland (1990), and her second MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (1997). Hunter participated in video and sculpture art residencies at institutions such as the Banff Centre for the Arts in Calgary, Canada and the Hermit Center for Metamedia in Plasy, Czech Republic.
Hunter’s installation project, titled Signmakers (1998-2003),was commissioned by three European sculpture centers in Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland, and by the 2003 Kingston Sculpture Biennial in New York. Hunter’s photographs are collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the University Art Museum at SUNY, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe, including at the Kohler Center (Wisconsin), Arthouse (Austin), and in solo exhibitions at Women & Their Work (Austin), Artspace (North Carolina), and DiverseWorks (Houston), 2010. Allison Hunter’s video and photographic work uncovers beauty in the everyday and challenges conventional forms of image making and display.