Natalie Hunter is a Canadian artist who grew up in Hamilton, Ontario; a city known for it’s industrial steel manufacturing history. Her practice is concerned with the transformation of materials, objects, and images in ways that evoke an emotive or psychological response in the viewer. In her installations, photographs, and sculptures, she challenges the boundaries between mental and physical spaces, time and memory, material and immaterial, light and motion, presence and absence. Hunter often produces experiential installations using photographs on transparent film, light, and other fragile materials that engage with the poetics of time, memory, the archive, perception, and the senses.
She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University (First Class Standing). She is the recipient of several awards including an Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Project Grant for Emerging Artists and the Keith and Winifred Shantz Internship Grant, among others.
Hunter has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions.