Bryan Hunt

United States 1947


Bryan Hunt
Bryan Hunt
United States
December 28, 2014

Bryan Hunt is an American sculptor who was born on June 7, 1947 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He moved with his family moved to Tampa, Florida in 1955. Hunt worked at the Kennedy Space Center as an engineer’s aide and draftsman, in 1967 and 1968, during the NASA Apollo Program and the manned-mission to the Moon. In 1968, he moved to Los Angeles to enroll in the Otis Art Institute, where he received a BFA in 1971.

Hunt traveled to New York City and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 1972. He then returned to Venice, California until 1976 when he moved to New York. In California, he had his first solo exhibition at Jack Glenn Gallery in Newport Beach in 1975, and soon after at the Clocktower in the New York City. Hunt’s first solo show in Europe, organized by artist James Lee Byars, was Empire State, Phobos, Universal Joint at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels. In 1978 Hunt was included in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s Young American Artists. In the same year, Hunt’s work Big Twist was installed in the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden. It was later loaned to the White House for a temporary installation in the Rose Garden, at the request of First Lady Hillary Clinton. Hunt’s first commissioned sculpture was in 1979 when Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. asked him to create a sculpture for Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater House, or the Kaufmann House, in Western Pennsylvania. He was included in the Whitney Museum Biennials in 1979, 1981, and 1985, and was featured at the 1980 Venice Biennale.

Hunt lived part-time in Spain from 1985 to 1991 in his home in Mojacar, near Almeria. In 1985 he was commissioned a sculpture by the City of Barcelona. In 1992 his FallLakeFalls, a public artwork, was installed at the Mori building, Shiroyama Trust Tower in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. In 2006, the New York City Parks Department commissioned an artwork, Coenties Ship, for Lower Manhattan at the historic Coenties Slip. The 20 foot high stainless steel and glass sculpture was awarded the New York City Design Excellence Award in the same year. In 2011, Hunt created and installed ten Waterfall sculptures on Park Avenue in New York City between 52nd and 57th Street. In 2014 Hunt was commissioned to create a sculpture, Axis Mundi, for the new One World Trade Center, New York.

Bryan Hunt lives and works in Wainscott, New York, and also maintains a studio in New York City.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2012Bryan Hunt: RecalculatingDanese, New YorkSolo
2011Bryan HuntImago Galleries. Palm Desert, CaliforniaSolo
2011Bryan Hunt: Waterfalls, Lakes and QuarriesGuild Hall Museum. East Hampton, New YorkSolo
2011Bryan Hunt: ClayThe Drawing Room. East Hampton, New York Solo
2011Bryan Hunt on Park AvenuePark Avenue, 52nd-57th Street, New YorkSolo
2011Works on PaperDanese, New YorkGroup
2011Imago GalleriesPalm Desert, California Group
2011Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke CollectionThe Dayton Art Institute. Dayton, OhioGroup
2011Contemporary CeramicsDanese, New YorkGroup
2010Bryan HuntDanese, New YorkSolo
2010Works on PaperDanese, New YorkGroup
2010Group ExhibitionThe Drawing Room. East Hampton, New YorkGroup
2010Rites of SpringLongHouse Reserve. East Hampton, New YorkGroup
2009Small Sculpture and DrawingsThe Drawing Room. East Hampton, New YorkSolo
200820th Anniversary Drawing and Sculpture ExhibitionSeoul Olympic Museum of Art. Seoul, Korea. Group
2008The LongHouse ReserveEast Hampton, New YorkGroup
2008SculptureDanese, New YorkGroup
2007Bryan Hunt: New WorkBaldwin Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
2007Bryan Hunt: monuments and wonders, 1974-79Locks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSolo
2007Inside OutstideJablonka Galerie. Cologne, GermanyGroup
2007WaterThe Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. St. Louis, MissouriGroup
2006Bryan Hunt: FlumeDanese, New YorkSolo
2006Nine Decades of Los Angeles ArtOtis College of Art and Design. Los AngelesGroup
2006Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida CollectionMuseum of Modern Art, New York Group
2005DimensionsWinston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, New YorkGroup
2005Summer ShowLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaGroup
2004Design does not equal Art: Functional Objects from Donald Judd to Rachel WhitereadCooper–Hewitt Design Museum, New YorkGroup
2004Bryan Hunt: Recent WorkBaldwin Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
2004AirshipsMitchell-Innes & Nashm, New YorkSolo
2004Art as Diplomacy: 21 Century ChallengesU.S. Department of State. Washington D.C. Group
2004Art Commission Award for New York CityArchitectural Center, New YorkGroup
2002Protean NatureLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Solo
2002Art DowntownWall Street Rising, New YorkGroup
2002The Sea, the Sea...Glenn Horowitz Bookseller. East Hampton, New York. Group
2002Group ShowAnita Freedman Fine Art, New York Group
2001Recent Paintings and Sculpture Savage Gallery. Portland, OregonSolo
2000San Francisco Museum of Modern Art- The Anderson CollectionSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CaliforniaGroup
2000New Work: AirshipsHarley Baldwin Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
2000Bryan HuntIndianapolis Museum of Art. Indianapolis, IndianaSolo
2000Bryan Hunt Sculpture & PaintingsGallery Simonne Stern. New Orleans, LouisianaSolo
2000The 80’sWinston Wachter Mayer Fine Art, New YorkGroup
2000Public Sculpture ExhibitionCity of Santa Barbara, California Group
2000Contemporary American SculptureCity of Monte Carlo, MonacoGroup
2000Works on Paper Exhibition - Residence of the American AmbassadorSlovak Republic. Group
2000Silver and GoldBaldwin Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoGroup
2000As If AliveNew Jersey Center For The Visual Arts. Summit, New JerseyGroup
1999The American Century: Art & Culture 1950- 2000Whiney Museum Of American Art, New YorkGroup
1999WaterGibbes Museum of Art. Charleston, South CarolinaGroup
1999Recent Works: 17 SculpturesTokyo Ginza Art Center Hall. Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999Bryan Hunt: A Survey-20 Years 1978-1998Crown Point Press. San Francisco, CaliforniaSolo
1999Bryan Hunt Recent Work: Carins, Islets and TurbesGlenn Horowitz Bookseller. East Hampton, New YorkSolo
1999Stocking StuffersEarl McGrath Gallery, New York Group
1999MastersSouthampton College Gallery. Southampton, New YorkGroup
1998Sculpture and DrawingsLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSolo
1998Works on Paper by Contemporary SculptorsTwo Sculptors Gallery, New YorkGroup
1998The Edward R. Broida CollectionThe Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, FloridaGroup
199880’s Artists: Then and NowElizabeth Mayer Fine Art, New YorkGroup
1998Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House. Exhibition VII: Inspired by RodinThe White House. Washington D.C. Group
1998American Abstract ArtAmbasador’s Residence. Vienna, AustriaGroup
1997Bryan Hunt: SculpturesMary Boone Gallery, New YorkSolo
1997Masters XIFine Arts Gallery, Long Island University. Southampton, New YorkGroup
1997PhotographyLawrence Miller Gallery, New YorkGroup
1996Bryan Hunt Drawings, Paintings, SculptureGalerie Francoise e.s.f. Brooklandville, MarylandSolo
1996Bryan Hunt: Sculpture and DrawingsHarley Baldwin Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
1996Bryan HuntOchi Gallery. Sun Valley, IdahoSolo
1996Sea and SoundRenee Fotouhi Gallery. Southampton, New YorkGroup
1995Bryan Hunt: Plunge, Crossing, HoodooGagosian Gallery, New YorkSolo
199520 YearsLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSolo
1995Inside Outside. From Sculpture to PhotographyLawrence Miller Gallery, New YorkGroup
1995Going For BaroqueThe Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore, MarylandGroup
1995Drawings from the Collection of Anges GundThe Century Association, New YorkGroup
1994Bryan Hunt: Recent WorkLaura Carpenter Fine Art. Santa Fe, New MexicoSolo
1994Drawing ReduxBaruch College, New YorkGroup
1994Paintings: April Gornik, Sculpture: Bryan HuntOffshore Gallery. East Hampton, New YorkGroup
1994Sightings: Bryan HuntThe Parrish Art Museum. Southampton, New YorkGroup
1994Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White HouseThe White House. Washington D.C. Group
1993Bryan Hunt: Paintings and SculptureTavelli Gallery. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
1993A Private View: Artists' PhotographsBlum Helman Gallery, New York Group
1993First Thoughts: Working Drawings by Seven ArtistsThe Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Princeton, New JerseyGroup
19932nd Dimension; 20th Century Sculpture and DrawingsThe Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
1993Four Friends: Eric Fischl, Ralph Gibson, April Gornik, Bryan HuntMira Mar Gallery. Sarasota, FloridaGroup
1992Sculpture and DrawingsAspen Art Museum. Aspen, ColoradoSolo
1992PaintingsBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkSolo
1992New Editions by Bryan HuntCrown Point Press, New YorkSolo
1992Bryan HuntLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaSolo
1992Water in ArtHaenah-Kent Gallery, Seoul, Korea Solo
1992Bryan Hunt: The Early Work-Sculpture and Drawing 1974-1980Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, FloridaSolo
1992Drawing: An InvitationalUniversity Art Gallery, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, New MexicoGroup
1992Issues in SculptureLocks Gallery. Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaGroup
1992Drawing ReduxSan Jose Museum of Art. San Jose, CaliforniaGroup
1992The Figure: SculptureBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1992Water and ArtHaenah-Kent Gallery. Seoul, KoreaGroup
1992Four FriendsThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, ConnecticutGroup
1991Seoul International Art FestivalNational Museum of Contemporary Art. Seoul, KoreaGroup
1991Masterworks of Contemporary SculptureBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1991Katherine Bowling, Bryan Hunt, José María SiciliaBlum Helman Gallery, New York Group
1991Exhibition and Sale to Benefit The X-Art Foundation and Blast (exhibition catalogue)Blast Art Benefit, New YorkGroup
1991Red White BlueBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1991Zero GravityThe Museum of Modern Art. Citibank. Long Island City, New York. Group
1990Sculpture - Bryan HuntBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkSolo
1990Bryan Hunt - Sculptures RécentesGalerie Daniel Templon. Paris, FranceSolo
1990An Artists Christmas - Holiday Images by American Artists 1880-1990Midtown Payson Galleries, New YorkGroup
1990Art on Paper 1990 (sponsored by Dillard Paper Company)Weatherspoon Art Gallery. Greensboro, North CarolinaGroup
1990Pharmakon 90 Nippon Convention Center. Chiba, JapanGroup
1990Coleccion De Artistas Contemporaneos De Los Estados Unidosla Residencia del Embajador y la Senora Negroponte. México. Group
1989Figuratively Speaking: Drawings by Seven ArtistsNeuberger Museum, The State University of New York at Purchase. Purchase, New YorkGroup
1989NelsonAtkins Musuem. Kansas City, MissouriGroup
1989Sculptural IntimaciesSecurity Pacific Gallery. Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup
1989The Experience of Landscape - Three Decades of SculptureWhitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New YorkGroup
1989Selections from the collection of Marc and Livia StrausThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, ConnecticutGroup
1989American Abstract DrawingsThe Arkansas Art Center. Little Rock, ArkansasGroup
1989Summer Group ShowBlum Helman Gallery, New York Group
1989CrossBlum Helman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1989Drawing Portfolios (a benefit for BOMB magazine)Blum Helman Gallery, New YorkGroup
1989MicrosculptureFine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island. Kingston, Rhode Island. Group
1989SculptureGreenberg Gallery. St. Louis, MissouriGroup
1989Selections from the Permanent CollectionThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
1989Another FocusKarsten Schubert, Ltd. London, United KingdomGroup
1989For the Collector: Important Contemporary SculptureMeredith Long & Company. Houston, TexasGroup
1989Climate '89: A Benefit for the Environment and the National Audobon SocietyAnnie Plumb Gallery, New YorkGroup
1989Works on PaperMark Richards Gallery. Los Angeles, California Group
1989Don't Bungle the Jungle. A Benefit for the RainforestTony Shafrazi Gallery, New YorkGroup
1989Body FragmentsShea & Beker Gallery, New York Group
1989Sculptor's DrawingJohn C. Stoller & Co. Minneapolis, MinnesotaGroup
1989A Decade of American DrawingDaniel Weinberg Gallery. Los Angeles, CaliforniaGroup