EMMA HUNTER: BIO
Emma Hunter was brought up in Edinburgh, Scotland and currently lives and works in London. Hunter is an early career sculptor as well as a spatial designer and associate lecturer. Although creating art has always been part of Hunter’s life it was not until 2010 whilst undertaking her Masters in Interior Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Art that sculpture was to become her principal focus.
In 2011, after winning a competition, Hunter was commissioned by British Land to develop a temporary public artwork for Regent’s Place off Euston Road, London. In 2013 Hunter started tutoring at Chelsea College of Art. In 2014 career highlights included exhibiting sculpture as part of 'The Spirit of Womanhood' Exhibition at Gallery@Oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, London; being part of the Royal Academy 2014 Summer Show and winning a solo show at the ‘Now in Reverse’ exhibition at the Hundred Years gallery. In 2014 Hunter was also awarded a bursary to join the Royal British Society of Sculpture and was artist in resident at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. In 2015 Hunter completed three ambitious large-scale permanent sculptural public artworks in Oldham, Greater Manchester with a further two smaller scale permanent works installed in 2016.
'Corporeal Disclosure' ran throughout June 2016 at Hundred Years Gallery, London and was Hunters first solo show. In 2017/2018 Emma was the Foundry Fellow at Chelsea College of Arts and made a new body of work (still to be completed and shown) prior to having twins and becoming a special needs mum. After five years of intense life experiences Hunter is getting back to making with new luster.
Hunter works across a range of materials including cast bronze, iron, aluminium, ceramic, metal, fabric and wood as well as found objects. In addition to sculpture and teaching Hunter works on community art projects for public places which combine spatial design practice and site specific research.