Kenny Hunter

(born 1962)
Kenny Hunter Jimmy Reid, 1932 - 2010. Clydeside trade union activist; writer and journalist 1999 © KENNY HUNTER

Biography

Born and raised in Edinburgh, Sculptor Kenny Hunter studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1983 to 1987. His work is heavily influenced by plastic toys, in the colours and flawless finish he uses for his sculptures. Hunter sees this as related to classical sculptors who worked with marble until no marks from their chisels and tools could be seen. His work looks as if it has been made by a machine rather than by hand. Hunter combines high art culture with popular culture in his work. Selected public artworks include: The Unknown, Borgie Forest, Sutherland (2012); iGoat, Spitalfields, London (2010); and Citizen Firefighter, Central Station, Glasgow (2001). Recent exhibitions include A Shout in the Street, Tramway, Glasgow (2008); What am I doing here?, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (2013) and Busan Biennale Sculpture Project, Korea (2013). Hunter is a lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art and lives in Glasgow.