Alexis HUNTER (1948 - 2014)

Alexis Hunter used 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 the seminal travelling group exhibitions WACK!, Art and The Feminist Revolution (2007) Angeles and WOMAN: Feminist  Avant-Garde of the 1970s. Works from the SAMMLUNG VERBUNG collection (2014) cemented her reputation as a leading feminist artist.

 

Important solo exhibitions include Alexis Hunter/ Radical Feminism, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, UK (2006); Alexis Hunter / Fears/Dreams/Desires: A Survey Exhibition 1976-1988, Auckland City Art

Gallery, New Zealand (1989) and Alexis Hunter / Feminist Perceptions, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (1978). Her work is in the collections of the Arts Council of Great Britain, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Verbund Collection Vienna, The Imperial War Museum amongst others.

 

She will be the subject of a major solo presentation at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK in November 2018.

 

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