Photo by Devi Penny, 2018

Photo by Devi Penny, 2018

STATEMENT
I paint to pay homage to the characters and lifestyles for which I yearn. Though the paintings are undeniably exaggerated and fantastical, they are a direct result of the small-town, blue-collar, Americana environment in which I grew up and continue to remain so strongly connected to. Similar to the folklore that is passed around such settings, the paintings are neither past nor present, fact nor fiction, right nor wrong, but more so a combination of it all.   

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b. 1990 Syracuse, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education
2013
University of Vermont – Burlington, VT
       o BA with Honors, Studio Art
       o Presidential Scholarship recipient

Professional Experience
2017
Painting Apprentice – Colossal Media; New York, NY
2016
Studio Assistant – Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki; New York, NY

Residencies
2018
Vermont Studio Center – Johnson, VT
       o Roger Smith Artist Fellowship recipient
Sam and Adele Golden Foundation℠ for the Arts, Inc. – New Berlin, NY

Recent Solo Exhibitions
2018
Color and Context – Roger Smith Hotel; New York, NY
2017
Freaks and Geeks – Chinatown Soup; Manhattan, NY

Recent Group Exhibitions
2017
The Gear Factory Show – Gear Factory; Syracuse, NY
2016
May Salon Show – Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn, NY
April Salon Show – Greenpoint Gallery; Brooklyn, NY

Press and Publications
2018
Maria Vogel, “Artist Interview: Hunter Potter”, Art of Choice, August 2018.
https://www.artofchoice.club/2018/08/20/hunter-potter/
Stacey Rowe, "Soaking it all in, The Swan Dive's splashing visuals", (585) Magazine, July 2018.
http://www.585mag.com/July-2018/Soaking-it-all-in/
Taj Alexander, “Hunter Potter: Abstract Painter”, The Open Canvas Podcast, February 2018.
https://www.theopencanvas.com/hunterpotter/
2016
Vinnie Depalma, “How To Relate: Figures by Hunter Potter”, ArtBlitz Los Angeles, December 2016.
http://artblitzla.com/how-to-relate-figures-by-hunter-potter/
Ellen Leahy, “Artist Profile: Marcellus abstract expressionist painter Hunter Potter working in Brooklyn”, Skaneateles Journal/Auburn Pub, April 2016.
http://auburnpub.com/wocjournal/lifestyles/artist-profile-marcellus-abstract-expressionist-painter-hunter- potter-working-in/article_a561642e-a70f-594d-a382-c6c794bb1169.html