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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Kenny Hunter (b. 1962)

Born in Edinburgh, he studied at Glasgow School of Art (1983–87), and has exhibited widely in the UK, France and Scandinavia, including the major shows, Hyperboreans, Glasgow (1992); Natural Selection, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2006); and Kontrapunkt, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow (2014). His work is distinguished by its fusion of traditional monument-making techniques with subject matter drawn from contemporary popular culture, and its interrogation of the moral, political and aesthetic orthodoxies associated with both. Public work includes Four Children, Hamilton (1998), Citizen Firefighter, Glasgow (2001), Feedback Loop, Aberdeen (2003), Untitled (girl with a rucksack), Glasgow (2004), Monument to Sir Patrick Geddes, Royal Mile, Edinburgh (2011–12); the Leicestershire County Council Armed Services Memorial, Stand Easy, Loughborough (2012), and the cast-iron Elephant for Glasgow, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow (2015). He is currently Programme Director of Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art, and his work is represented in the collections of Creative Scotland, the Scottish Parliament, the British School in Athens, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art.

Bibliography: Kenny Hunter, Work: 1995-1998 (ex. cat.), Arnolfini, Bristol, 1998; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Edinburgh (2 vols), Liverpool, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 180–82; R. McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Glasgow, Liverpool, 2002, pp. 111, 189–90, 380–81; D. White and E. Norman, Public Sculpture of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Liverpool, 2015, pp. 15–17.

Ray McKenzie 2018