3rd Place recipient
Kate Hunt was raised in a town of 900 on the plains of Montana. It is "Big Sky" country. The subtle power of the landscape has influenced her work. Hunt’s work is object oriented. Her materials include steel, twine, boat building epoxy, encaustic, and newspaper.
She first started working with newspaper at the Kansas City Art Institute. Her teacher, Joan Livingstone, had her make a "chinese finger trap", the kind found at carnivals that tighten as you try to pull your fingers out. From there she started building large weavings with newspaper. Her teacher, Dale Eldred, pushed her to think of her work as sculpture.
Hunt graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute and Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has been awarded a Montana Arts Council Award and the Gottlieb Grant. She has shown nationally and internationally and her work is in many prominent collections. She now splits her time between her studio in Montana and her in studio San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Trophy Head • 20x15x5" • 2008
The newspaper here is actually covered in a boat building epoxy. The twine is covered in wax and burned with a propane.
Over the Couch • 12x59x10" • 2012
Stacked layers of cut newspaper
The Congressional Record Flag • 18x33x4" • 2018
Wall piece, an interruption of the American Flag
Athena's Flag • 18"x33"x4" • 2018
Newspaper, it weighs about 30 lbs and hangs on the wall.
San Miguel de Allende Flag • 19"x38"x5" • 2018
Wall Piece An interruption of the American Flag.
Raft of the Medusa • 10' tall • 2014
40 separate pieces each, Museum installation at the Portland Art Museum.
Divider • 7' x 10' x 5.5" • 2014
Individual Columns of Newspaper, 12 columns of newspaper laid on top of each other. Each columns weighs 80lbs
French Epstein Torrington • 44.5"x23"x17" • 2016
Free standing Torrington
Black Blocks • 5" x 3" x 6" each block • 2014
A table of black blocks.
Black Block (detail) • 5" x 3" x 6" each • 2014