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Allison Hunter

































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Allison Hunter is a visual artist who works in photography and video. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Hunter left the States at age nineteen to pursue art studies in the French-speaking Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. She earned her first MFA at ECAL, the Cantonal Art School of Lausanne, Switzerland (1990, Drawing/Photography), and returned to the US to earn her second MFA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (1997, Electronic Art). Hunter has participated in 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, SIGNMAKERS(1998-2003), was commissioned by sculpture centers in Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland, and by the 2003 Kingston Sculpture Biennial in New York. Hunter’s photographs on industrial landscapes are collected the University Art Museum at SUNY, the Albany Institute of History and Art, and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Her New Animals series is collected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and has been shown in the U.S. and Europe, including at the Kohler Center (Wisconsin), Project 304 (Bangkok), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt). She has had solo exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), Women & Their Work (Austin), and DiverseWorks (Houston). Hunter is Humanities Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University.