Natalie Hunter – Places Unknown
On display in our DeFacto Gallery from October 3 - November 6th 2016
Places Unknown is comprised of three bodies of photographic work: Thoughtscapes, Border Scopes, and Positives. These works, made in the same year, explore the emotional and psychological affects space and place have on body and mind. Although visually different, together these works speak to notions of memory and the processes of remembering and forgetting. Resting somewhere in-between motion and stasis, the visible and invisible, public and private, known and unknown, the photographic medium is used to represent physical and emotional sensations within the temporality of a moment.
Natalie Hunter is a multi-disciplinary artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her practice is rooted within the medium of photography, and also extends to material investigations in sculpture, installation, digital imaging, drawing, and video. Her poetic, introspective, and emotive works explore storytelling, memory, space, ephemerality, time, materiality, and the fragility of lived experience.
She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University (First Class Standing). She is the recipient of several awards including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a President’s Graduate Scholarship from the University of Waterloo. She has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions, including: the Hamilton Supercrawl, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Hopkins Centre For the Arts at Dartmouth College (U.S.A), the Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre  for Print and Media Arts, Ryerson Image Centre, and Museum London. In the spring of 2017 she is scheduled to complete a permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener for the Bridgeport Community Centre titled Pieces of Light. She currently teaches at the University of Waterloo.