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Clint Hunker

Clint Hunker prefers to work in oil and soft pastel, his subject matter is found in the fields, town, and marshes of the area surrounding Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. Drawn to the simple, utilitarian fields and structures of these surroundings his intent is to focus upon the stillness and sense of solitude that exists within.

Hunker was born in Regina in 1954. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1954 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1987.

Clint Hunker’s exhibition history begins in 1979. His work has been shown in many private and public galleries throughout his career. He is the recipient of a number of awards, and is represented in corporate, private and public collections in Western Canada. In addition to his studio practice, Clint Hunker is also an instructor with the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan.

Born:

April 7, 1954, Regina, Sask.

EDUCATION:

1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1987 Master of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

STUDIED:

-University of Saskatchewan, Psychology and Fine Arts, 1973-76

-Fine Arts at the University of Victoria, 1983-84

-Graduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies,

University of Saskatchewan 1984-87

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2015 “Towards the Strawberry Hills”, Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sask.

2012 “Last Summer”, Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.

2010 “Inland Suite”, Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.

2008 “41 North”, Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.

1993 “Recent Work, Pastels from 1992-93” Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.

1991 “Clint Hunker – Paintings and Pastels 1989-1991” Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask. This exhibition travelled until 1993.Curator: George Moppett

1988 “Recent Work” Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sask.

1987 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon, Sask.1984

1984 B.F.A. Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1983 “Recent Work,” Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.

1981 “Recent Drawings,” Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1979 “Power Points,” recent watercolour, Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

TRAVELLING GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1993 “Extension Teachers’ Exhibition,” Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon, Sask.

1993 “New Acquisitions,” Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1987-89 “Saskatchewan Art: Tradition & Diversity,” University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., curator Cindy Richmond.

1987 “Out of Saskatchewan: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art,” Joan Borsa, Curator, Sask. Expo Corp., Vancouver, B.C.

1981 “Shoestring-Ille-a-la-Crosse LaLoche Exchange,” Rossignol School, Ille-a-la-Crosse, Sask.

1980 “Rural Saskatchewan,” Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division

1980 “100% Rag,” Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division

1979 “Foot in Either Direction,” Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division

1979 “Prairie Suite,” National Tour, Shoestring Gallery Extension Services

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

1998 “Work from the Permanent Collection,” Painters on Site, Curator Terry Fenton, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1997 “James Kurtz Memorial Exhibition,” Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.

1996 “Painters on Site,” Landscape ’96, Curator Terry Fenton, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1996 “Shoestring Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition,” A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon and Rosemont Gallery, Regina.

1995 “Faculty Exhibition,” Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1995 “Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1995 “Seasons,” Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1991 “The River in Prairie Art 1880-1990,” Mendel Art Gallery, Curator, Dan Ring

1990 “Recent Acquisitions,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1988 “A Common Bond,” Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Sask.

1987 “Different Directions,” Gordon Snelgrove Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1987 “Rural Viewpoints,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1985 “6x3,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1984 “Exhibition of Works by Graduate Students,” Gordon Snelgrove Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1982 “Saskatchewan Open,” a juried biennial exhibition, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1981 “Recent Acquisitions,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1980 “Recent Acquisitions,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1980 “Watercolour Painting in Saskatchewan 1905-1980,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1979 “Four Directions,” an exhibition featuring four emerging Saskatoon artists, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1978 “Recent Acquisitions of the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan,” Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1977 “Current Directions,” Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

1975-81 Group Shows, Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

COLLECTIONS:

Canada Council Art Bank

Husky Oil

Gulf of Canada

The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan Permanent Collection

Mendel Art Gallery Permanent Collection

Cardinal Leger School, Saskatoon

Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation

Saskatchewan Arts Board

SaskTel

City of Regina

Pentagon Energy Corporation

AWARDS:

1989 Saskatchewan Arts Board B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1987 Saskatchewan Arts Board B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board

1985-87 “Graduate Studies Scholarship,” University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1984 “Judith Poole Memorial Award,” University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.

1984 “Distinguished Exhibition Award,” University of Saskatchewan, Department of Art, Saskatoon, Sask.

1982 Purchase Ward, Saskatchewan Open, a biennial juried exhibition, Mendel Art Gallery.

RELATED EXPERIENCES IN ARTS:

1. Sessional Instructor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., 1987 to present.

2. Participant in Saskatchewan Artists’ Colonies, Emma Lake, 1981-98; St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, 1984 and 1986.

3. Chair, Ad hoc Committee for the Establishment of a Permanent Exhibtion Fund, CARFAC SASK, 1994.

4. Artists/Writers Colony Committee, Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, 1993-94.

5. Provincial Representative, Canadian Artists’ Representation National Council, 1990-92; Past Provincial Representative, 1992-93.

6. Treasurer, Board of Directors, Canadian Artists Representative, Saskatoon, Sask., 1989-90.

7. Lecturer for “Lorna Russell Cutting: A Retrospective.” A retrospective exhibit organized by the Art Gallery, an extension program of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.

8. Instructor, Adult courses in drawing and painting for the office of Continuing Education, Board of Education, Saskatoon, Sask.

9. Board of Directors, Shoestring Gallery, 1980-81. Chairman of Board of Directors, Shoestring Gallery, 1982.

10. Workshop Instructor. Conducted workshops for divisions one through three in the Northern communities of Ille-a-la-Crosse, LaLoche, and Turner Lake.

11. Co-ordinator for the “Ille-a-la-Crosse-Laloche Shoestring Exchange.” This was an interdisciplinary cultural exchange program between two northern native communities and the Shoestring Gallery - an artist run centre.

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS:

1. Kurtz, John & Monica, Treasured Moments, J. Kurtz Memorial Foundation, Regina, Sask., 1997.

2. Fenton, Terry, Painters on Site, Mendel Art Gallery Publication, 1996.

3. Moppett, George, Clint Hunker, Paintings and Pastels 1989-91, Mendel Art Gallery Publication, 1991.

4. Robertson, Sheila, Intimate Landscapes Explored, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, November 9, 1991.

5. Robertson, Sheila, Everyday Scenes Far From Monotonous, review in Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, May 14, 1988, p. 16.

6. Christie, Robert, A Common Bond, Swift Current National Exhibition Centre Publication, 1988.

7. Richmond, Cindy, Saskatchewan Art: Tradition and Diversity, New Brunswick Art Centre Publication, 1987.