(1948 – 2014), New Zealand

Alexis Hunter Biography

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 (D_omestic Warfare_, 1975), and the exploitation of women (The Model's Revenge, 1974).

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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 Sexual Warfare, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, UK (2018); 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, Tate, Museum of New Zealand (Te'Papa), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Verbund Collection Vienna, The Imperial War Museum amongst others.

Text courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.

Alexis Hunter Featured Artworks

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Callisto by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork print
Alexis HunterCallisto, 1992Print
65 x 50 cm
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Hine-nui-te-po (Great Women of Night) by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork print
Alexis HunterHine-nui-te-po (Great Women of Night), 1988Print
56 x 75 cm
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Scylla by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork print
Alexis HunterScylla, 1992Aquatint
57.5 x 37.9 cm
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Untitled (Woman and Beast) by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alexis HunterUntitled (Woman and Beast), 1990Oil on card
40 x 28.5 cm
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Untitled (Woman and Beast) by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alexis HunterUntitled (Woman and Beast), c. 1990Oil on card
40 x 28.5 cm
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Anxiety/Sexual Warfare by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alexis HunterAnxiety/Sexual Warfare, 1974Black and white photograph with paint mounted on paper, vintage
27.5 x 35 cm
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Approach to Fear XIV: Urban Sophistication - Aggression by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork photography
Alexis HunterApproach to Fear XIV: Urban Sophistication - Aggression, 197621 colour photographs mounted on board, vintage
44.6 x 52.9 cm
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Oh No! by Alexis Hunter contemporary artwork photography
Alexis HunterOh No!, 197849 colour photographs mounted on board, vintage
43 x 57.5 cm
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