b. 1951, American, Kittery, Maine
Considered one of the great colorists of his time, American artist Hunt Slonem’s Neo-Expressionist oeuvre features an exuberant and bold fauvist palette to emphasize his beloved menagerie of animals.
Since 1977, Slonem has had more than 350 exhibitions at prestigious galleries and museums internationally including Marborough Gallery in New York, NY, Galerie Barbara Von Stechow in Frankfurt, Germany, and Cuadro Fine Art in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Slonem’s work is in over eighty museum collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Academy of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel.
The recipient of many honors throughout his career, Slonem has been awarded the MacDowell Fellowship on three separate occasions, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Russian Academy of Art Medal of Merit, to name a few.
Ever expansive in his Animalia quest, Slonem continues to boldly pursue his unique vision. Divining new forms for his aesthetic muses in hand-blown glass, neon and other illuminating raw materials, the artist’s impressive career spanning almost five decades enters a new phase of growth. Disciplined yet explosive in his use of color, refined gestures yet still raw and wild, Slonem uses his new mediums of choice with the same deft hand that rocketed him into the coterie of New York art world luminaries of the 1970’s.