Jun 9th 2017

Gina Hunt: Transmitters


3252 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, June 9th, from 6PM - 9PM

On view through Saturday, July 15th

65GRAND is pleased to present Transmitters an exhibition of new work by Gina Hunt. This is Hunt’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Gina Hunt creates abstract paintings as an interdisciplinary platform to research the complexities of vision and the subjectivity of visual experience, manifested through the physical materials and traditions of painting. A strong fascination with screens as mediators of light has been the focus of her recent bodies of work.

Gina Hunt received her MFA in Painting from Illinois State University in 2015, an MA in Painting from Minnesota State University in 2012, and a BFA in Painting, Printmaking, and Art History from Minnesota State University in 2009. Her work has been featured in reviews and publications such as Gulf Times (Doha, Qatar), Salt Hill (Syracuse University), New American Paintings, and Studio Break, a contemporary art podcast (Chicago). Gina was the 2015-2016 Fellow at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, where she was a practicing artist and instructor within the Painting and Printmaking Department and exhibited a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculpture.

She has participated in recent group shows within the US and internationally, including DEMO Project (Springfield, Illinois), E. Tay Gallery (New York City, New York), Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (St. Louis, Missouri), Front Room Gallery (Brooklyn, New York), The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, Minnesota). In 2016, Gina was awarded residencies at Hinge Arts (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) and the Badlands National Park (South Dakota). At both residencies, Hunt focused on creating temporary, site-specific sculptural installations integrated within landscape and architecture. Hunt’s work will be featured in a solo exhibition in 2017 at The University Galleries at Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois).

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