Rebecca Hunt

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Rebecca Hunt

Rebecca Hunt

Lives and works in London
Rebecca Hunt graduated from St Martin’s School of Art in 2002 and currently works from her studio in East London. Hunt’s lively, densely drawn and colourful works weave contemporary images into striking imaginary worlds which link back through mankind’s intrigue with myth and superstition. In October 2011, Rebecca was selected as one of 18 artists and writers to join the Arctic Circle residency, an annual expeditionary programme aboard a traditional ice-class sailing vessel which voyages to the High Arctic. Rebecca is also an acclaimed author whose first novel ‘Mr Chartwell’ has currently been published in ten countries, including; Fig Tree, Penguin UK, in October 2010, Random House in the US in February 2011, as well as publishing houses in Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Poland, and The Netherlands. ‘Mr Chartwell’ was chosen by BBC Radio 4 as a ‘Book At Bedtime’ in October 2010. It was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards, longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award and nominated by QPBC as one of their New Voices in Fiction.

Rebecca Hunt is an artist and author living in east London. She graduated with a First Class degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and has shown paintings in exhibitions throughout the UK. In October 2011, Rebecca was selected as one of 18 artists and writers to join the Arctic Circle residency, an annual expeditionary programme aboard a traditional ice-class sailing vessel which voyages to the High Arctic. Her first novel ‘Mr Chartwell’ has currently been published in ten countries, including; Fig Tree, Penguin UK, in October 2010, Random House in the US in February 2011, as well as publishing houses in Germany, France, Australia, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Poland, and The Netherlands. ‘Mr Chartwell’ was chosen by BBC Radio 4 as a ‘Book At Bedtime’ in October 2010. It was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards, longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award and nominated by QPBC as one of their New Voices in Fiction, and selected as one of the ‘Books of the Year’ by The Independent, The Guardian, and The Evening Standard. The Culture Show selected Rebecca as one of their ’12 best new novelists’ for BBC 2 as part of World Book Night, March 2011. She is currently working on her second novel.

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Biography

studied at Chelsea College of Art (Foundation) 1998-1999 and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design (BA Hons – 1st class) 1999 – 2002.

2009 New Artists at the London Art Fair, John Martin Gallery Stand 46
2008 Surface 08, Surface Gallery, Nottingham
Cube 08, Cube Gallery, Manchester
Unnatural Histories, The Nunnery Gallery, London
Open West Midlands 08, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Pages, Museum of Instillation, London
2007 Residency at Gallery Yujiro, London
2003 Centre of Attentions Art Prize, London
2002 Island Film & Video Festival, Prenelle Gallery, London
2001 Huntings Art Prize, Royal College, London
2000 Strangeways, Byamshaw College, London
957 miles, 1550km (part 2), Central Saint Martin’s, London
A Strain of Blue, E-Loft, London
Upstarts, ACME Fine Arts, London
957 miles, 1550 km (part 1), Lelub Pod Reka, Krakow Poland

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