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Youth with Split Apple
© the artist. Photo credit: University of Aberdeen

Youth with Split Apple 2005

Kenny Hunter (b.1962)

University of Aberdeen

Versatile sculptor, born in Edinburgh, who gained an honours degree at Glasgow School of Art, 1983–7. Among his awards were a John Kinross Scholarship to Florence, 1987; Benno Schotz Award, 1991; East prizewinner, Norwich Gallery, Norfolk Institute of Art and Design, 1993; and Friends of the RSA Artist’s Award, 1995. Among Hunter’s professional experience was construction worker and hospital porter, 1980–2; technical assistant, Glasgow School of Art, 1988–90; visiting artist in schools and set design for Theatre Romania’s production of The Last Night of Socrates at Tramway, Glasgow, all 1993; and in 1995 installation of outdoor sculpture as part of the Stevenson Trail, for Sunderland City Council, 1995. Mixed shows included Compass Gallery, Glasgow, New Generation, 1987; Cyril Gerber Fine Art, Glasgow, 1990; Fuse, at Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, 1993; and Swarm, Scottish Arts Council tour, 1995.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)


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