Munson Hunt’s sculpture and video installations have been shown nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Her minimal, organic forms are associated with maritime shapes that echo her New England upbringing. Hunt’s use of solid wood covered in graphite or scorched by fire is in the vein of artists such as David Nash and Martin Puryear. The scale of Hunt’s work speaks of human presence and earthy visceral responses. The raw material and simple forms are mysterious and elemental. A tribal language is born in Hunt’s work, as it is primitive, minimal, and modernist all at the same time.
Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hunt received her BFA from Parsons School of Design and studied sculpture with Linda Benglis. She has had residencies at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming and at Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon. Her work is in several private collections as well as the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico Arts Commission.