Bio/Critical Opinion


As a fine artist whose discipline is drawing, Scott Hunt produces charcoal and pastel works on paper that are narrative and/or allegorical in nature. The critic, Ana Finel Honigman, asserts that the drawings are “meticulously crafted” and the gallerist, Robert Goff says that the works have “intensely enigmatic and mysterious subject matter. The viewer encounters a vision of America that is at once sympathetic, humorous, and apocalyptic.”

Hunt has had seven solo shows with: New Arts Projects in London (2016), Coullaud & Koulinsky in Paris (2014); Schroeder Romero & Shredder in New York (2012); Goff + Rosenthal Galleries, two in New York, one in Berlin (2006–08); and Russell Projects in Richmond, VA (2010). Additionally, he had a solo presentation with New Arts Projects at VOLTA Basel art fair in 2016. His work has been included in group shows at: Wartburg State College, IA; Cream Contemporary, Berlin; Salomon Contemporary in Easthampton, NY; Coullaud & Koulinsky in Paris; Shizaru Gallery in London; and a show of realism at Wilding Cran in LA, curated by the collector Beth Rudin deWoody.

As an illustrator, Hunt’s work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harpers,The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire (U.S. and Russia), The Boston Globe, and GQ Magazine. His book, Twice Told: Original Stories Inspired by Original Art (Dutton) was voted one of the Top Ten Art Books for Young Adults in 2006 by the American Library Association.

Hunt was awarded the 2017 FID Prize for Drawing. He is the recipient of a Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as a month-long residency at Yaddo artists colony. His work is included in many international collections, including the Colecção Madeira Corporate Services Drawing Collection in Portugal. His work is included in the permanent collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem and The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Los Angeles).



“For Hunt, drawing has become a way to bring the real world and the unconscious and imaginary seamlessly together. These images, are at once familiar and disconcerting. We know what we are seeing but we are not sure why these things go together or if they should go together. “
Brett Littman, Former Executive Director, The Drawing Center, NYC

“The intense, exquisite realism of Hunt’s technique is in dynamic contrast to the surrealism of the scenes he depicts, and this disjunction contributes to their arresting, dreamlike atmosphere. Each tells a story, but we are not told what story it tells. The result is a mystifying intimacy, the feeling that we have interrupted the scene and are now indelibly a part of it.”
Andrew Solomon, Author, Winner of the National Book Award