Kate Hunt


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

    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

    Over the Couch 12x59x10" 2012

    Stacked layers of cut newspaper

  • The Congressional Record Flag

    The Congressional Record Flag 18x33x4" 2018

    Wall piece, an interruption of the American Flag

  • Athena's Flag

    Athena's Flag 18"x33"x4" 2018

    Newspaper, it weighs about 30 lbs and hangs on the wall.

  • San Miguel de Allende Flag

    San Miguel de Allende Flag 19"x38"x5" 2018

    Wall Piece An interruption of the American Flag.

  • Raft of the Medusa

    Raft of the Medusa 10' tall 2014

    40 separate pieces each, Museum installation at the Portland Art Museum.

  • Divider

    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

    French Epstein Torrington 44.5"x23"x17" 2016

    Free standing Torrington

  • Black Blocks

    Black Blocks 5" x 3" x 6" each block 2014

    A table of black blocks.

  • Black Block (detail)

    Black Block (detail) 5" x 3" x 6" each 2014