Alexis HUNTER (1948 - 2014)

Alexis Hunter uses photography in a distinctly powerful way, as a tool to take control of her own sexuality and buck the expected norms of society and gender stereotypes.

 

Through the use of series and narrative sequences she exposes the tyranny of fashion (Burning Shoe, 1977), domestic violence (Domestic Warfare, 1975), and the exploitation of women (The Model's Revenge, 1974).

 

Her inclusion in WACK!, the 2007 exhibition at LA MoCA, cemented her reputation as a leading feminist artist. She continues to identify and make art that is relevant to the problems faced by the current generation of women, specifically as related to consumerism and male/female relationships.

 

Hunter was an important figure in the feminist art movement in Britain and her international importance is evidenced through her inclusion in international exhibitions and her place in the permanent collections of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Verbund Collection Vienna, the Imperial War Museum and many others museums worldwide.

 

Visit the artist's website at www.alexishunter.co.uk.