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Scholarly Interest Report
Allison Hunter
Artist in Residence
  • Diplome (MFA equivalent) Fine Art (1990) Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Doctorate of Art Candidate, Dept. of Humanistic Studies Photography/Women's Studies (1999) University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY
  • M.F.A. Video Art (1997) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • Undergraduate studies Fine Art (1986-87) Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD
Primary Department
   Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts
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Research Areas
 contemporary video and photography, video installation, new media, sound art, experimental film, experimental animation, animal welfare, social justice, environmental justice
Teaching Areas
 Photography, Non-Narrative Film, Electronic Music
NOTE: I have listed myself as affiliated with the Shepherd School of Music because I co-teach a class there and at VADA with Dr. Kurt Stallmann of the Shepherd School every spring semester.
Creative Works
  Exhibitions - Group - "Golden Bees" featured in the "Four Wise Women: Allison Hunter, Janice Freeman, Angela Fabrri, Kelley Devine" exhibition
 A series of photographs depicting digital manipulated honeybees against the backdrop of minimalist color fields, galactic soap suds, and flowers., Allison Hunter, Esperson Gallery at Green Streett, Houston, TX (Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018)
  Exhibitions - Group - "In the Presence of Bees," part of "Retreat" exhibition
 My outdoor video installation with sound was part of this group exhibition., Allison Hunter, Liliana Bloch Gallery, Dallas, TX (8/1/17-9/1/17)
  Exhibitions - Group - "Open Your Eyes" video included in “17 Days" exhibition.
 "Open Your Eyes" is a single-channel experimental video with sound. "17 Days" traveled from The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, Alfred State College to the Atrium Gallery at Western Michigan University., Allison Hunter, The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery, Alfred State College (2016)
  Exhibitions - Group - "Open Your Eyes" video included in “Architecture of Family" screening.
 "Open Your Eyes" was one of approximately ten national video artists selected for this screening event by curator Mary Magsamen of the Aurora Picture Show., Allison Hunter, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX (2016)
  Exhibitions - Group - "Golden Bees" featured in "Kaleidoscope: Approaching Nature"
 4-person exhibition of visual art in which I had 15 photographs from my "Golden Bees" series 2011/2016., Works by Penny Cerling, Janice Freedman, Dixie Friend Gay, and Allison Hunter, Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX. (9/14/16-10/21/16)
 Performances - Collaborative Video/Performance "Wild Waves Winding"
 8 minute live performance with video based on an earlier video, Collaboration with Christina Keefe (live performer) and Melissa Noble (on-screen performer), DiverseWorks, Houston, TX (Nov. 5, 2016)
 Installations - Guerrilla-Style Video Installation Series "Video Bomb Houston"
 4 site specific video projections with sound. Occurred over the summer of 2015., Allison Hunter, Various, Houston TX (Summer 2015)
  Exhibitions - Group - My photographs included in "Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene"
 Two of my photographs from the permanent collection of the University at Albany were included in this exhibition., University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY. (07/12/16-12/10/16)
 Exhibitions - Solo - Solo Exhibition "Zoosphere"
 Multi-channel video installation with sound. Work originally commissioned for DiverseWorks in 2010., Allison Hunter, Eastfield College, Dallas, TX (03/03/15-4/21/16)
  Exhibitions - Group - "Aquarium" included in "Plant People" exhibition
 My photograph illuminated by a light box with aquatic plants was included in this show curated by the Galveston Artist Residency., Allison Hunter, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, TX
 Commissioned Works - Outdoor large-scale video commission "Inter/Action"
 4-channel video installation with sound commissioned by the Houston Arts Alliance for the citywide event "Transported+Renewed." , Allison Hunter, Transported+Renewed, Buffalo Bayou, Houston (October 11, 2014)
  Exhibitions - Group - "Honey Bee" 3D video shown in "Ratio"
 My stereoscopic 3D video "Honey Bee" was shown in this group exhibition., Allison Hunter, Linda Darke Gallery, Houston, TX (2011)
  Exhibitions - Group - "In the Presence of Bees" shown in "Hunter/Plum" 2-person exhibition
 My video installation with 5-channel sound piece was part of this 2-person exhibition with Susan Plum., Allison Hunter, Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
  Exhibitions - Group - "New Animals" photographs exhibited in "New Visions: Polly Gaillard & Allison Hunter"
 Collection of my large-scale animal photos paired with work by Polly Gaillard for this Florida museum., Allison Hunter, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FL.
  Exhibitions - Group - "SIGNMAKERS" in "Nykarleby Recall"
 My work was included in this retrospective of the artist residency program in Nykarleby, Finland., Allison Hunter, Bothnia Biennial, Finland (Summer, 2014)
  Exhibitions - Group - "New Animals" shown in "Parallax Views"
 Several of my large-scale photographs were included in this group exhibition., Allison Hunter, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA (2005-7)

Presenter.  "“Decentering the Human City: Urban Art Through Animal Eyes” ." Gulf Coast Green 2016, Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. (04/28/2016)


Presented experimental films and a talk relating to film in the global age.

Residencies & Summer Festivals
 Sculpture and New Media Residency. I completed 3 video installations with sound at this sculpture residency in Chelsea, NYC at the School of Visual Arts (SVA)., New York, NY. (6/15/17 - 7/21/17)
 Video Installation Residency. During this residency I created a 3-channel video installation with sound at the Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts in Burgundy, France., Noyers, France. (12/3/2017-12/17/2017)