Lee Hunter is a multi-disciplinary artist and works with a variety of materials and forms. They are currently working on durational project called Cosmogenesis. Hunter has an exhibition, Cosmogenesis, at the John Michael Kohler Art Center until August 2022. In conjunction with exhibition, they are working on an Exhibition Artist in Residence that will be complete in August 2022.
Hunter’s work has been exhibited at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts; The Luminary, St. Louis, Missouri; Vox Populi, Philadelphia; Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, California; and Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, North Miami, Florida. They have been an artist in residence at Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL; Palazzo Monti, Italy; ACRE, Wisconsin; and I-Park Foundation, Connecticut; and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont. Hunter lives and works in Champaign, Illinois.
Hunter earned a BS in arts & letters from Portland State University and an MFA in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. Hunter lives and works in Champaign, IL.
I am a multidisciplinary artist working with photography, video, and sculpture. I am interested in the relationships formed by complex systems, my research focuses on the history and practice of Nature.
For several years I have been working on a world-building project, Cosmogenesis. Set in the near future, Cosmogenesis is told through the perspective of an archivist making her way through the ephemera of legendary twenty-first century trans-dimensional travel cults. Each object in the archive is part of a coded system that reveals secret methods of travel through parallel universes. The archive is comprised of photographs, videos, sculptures, textiles, found objects, and ephemera.