Newel Hunter

Newel Hunter

Port Townsend, WA, United States

About Newel Hunter

“It’s not about the paint. Or the canvas. It’s about digging deep enough to stir the soul.”

As a writer and artist, Newel Hunter can’t help himself. He’s a storyteller. Of tricksters and tramps. Of dreams and harsh reality. Of pathos and passion. Of unbidden energy and unwholesome vibrations. In his portfolio, you’ll find stories of love and death amid amazing landscapes. You’ll find translucent forms with only hints of substance and color. His black and white images dance and vibrate with a fluid calligraphic style wholly his own.

Highly physical, gestural, exhilarating and interpretive, Hunter’s art is a whole body exercise in storytelling. Even in its most abstract.

He paints mainly in black and white -- inspired by any number of European Art Informel and American abstractionists. Among them, Kline, Motherwell, Still, Hofmann, Richter, and de Kooning. Hunter has stated that Pierre Soulages -- with his concentration on the light reflecting qualities of black -- has influenced him more than just about any other artist.

His art is widely represented in collections within and outside the U.S. He has exhibited extensively in regional and national juried shows, including “Art by America, A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art” in Chicago, "Controlling Chaos: Aleatoric Art in the Twenty First Century" in Ft Myers, Florida and "Art Comes Alive 2018" in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Hunter is also one of only 44 international artists featured in Aleatoric Art in the 21st Century. At 240 pages, this coffee table-sized book is the definitive volume on the role of chance in contemporary fine art.

For a complete CV, please visit his website: newelhunterart.com.



Education

1969: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, University of Oregon

1970 - 2004: Writer, Artist

2004 - Present: Artist, Writer

Currently resides with his beautiful wife in Port Townsend, Washington

Exhibitions

2020
Expressions West; Coos Art Museum; Juror: Yuji Hiratsuka

2919
CVG Show 2019; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Gary Faigan

2018
Art Comes Alive 2018; ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio; Jurors: Multiple
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Arts Center; Juror: Margaret Bullock
Think Big; Northwind Arts Center; Juror: Michael Paul Miller
CVG 2018; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Teresa Saia

2017
2017 Open Juried Art Show; Peninsula Art League; Juror: Michael Stasinos
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Susan Warner
Alchemy of the Abstract, Northwind Arts Center, Juror's Choice Award; Juror: Jonathan Wood
CVG 2017; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Ned Mueller

2016
Art Convergence; Port Angeles Fine Arts Center; Juror: Mike McCollum

Expressions West; Coos Art Museum; Juror: Leslie Kenneth Price

CVG 2016; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Leilani Lewis

2015
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Kathleen Moles

“Art by America, A National Review of Two-Dimensional Contemporary Art”; Art House Gallery, Chicago, Illinois; Curators: Rebecca George and Arthur Connor

2014
Small format group show; Bilinear Art Gallery; Curator: Eric Swangstu
Art Convergence; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Juror: Karen Hackenburg
Saatchi Art Showdown; Top 30 finalist in "The Body Electric"; Juror: Raffi Kalenderian
Controlling Chaos: Aleatoric Art in the Twenty First Century; Lee County Alliance for the Arts; Ft Myers, Florida; Curator: Vernon Ennis
Columbia Winery VIP Tasting Room; SOLO Exhibition; Curator: Lisa Desfaugeres
Bilinear Art Gallery; group show; Curator: Eric Swangstu

2013
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Art Center; Juror: David Lynx
CVG; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Alfredo Arreguin

2012
SaatchiOnline Abstract Showdown Finalist
Strait Art; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Curator: Jake Seniuk
Solo: FAT BLACK; Okay Hotel; Curator: Eric Swangstu
Spirit of Place; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Theresa Verraes
CVG; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Kathleen Moles

2011
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Gary Faigin
Back Country; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Curator: Jake Seniuk
Strait Art; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Curator: Jake Seniuk
CVG; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Dennis Peacock


2010
Expressions Northwest; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Suzanne Beal
Strait Art; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Curator: Jake Seniuk
The Sea; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Michael Hale
Alchemy of the Abstract, Northwind Art Center, Juror: Elizabeth Jameson
CVG; Collective Visions Gallery; Juror: Jake Seniuk
SOLO: How can I love you in black and white; Curator: Eric Swangstu

2009 - 2005
Expressions Northwest 2009; Northwind Art Center; Juror: Barbara Shaiman
SOLO: Modern Primitive; The Art Mine; Curator: Andrea Taylor
Expressions West 2008; Coos Art Museum; Juror: Gary Faigin
Group Invitational 2008; Leedy-Voulkos Art Center; Kansas City, MO
Strait Art 2008; Port Angeles Fine Art Center; Curator: Jake Seniuk
Unorganization Group Collaborative 2008; The Art Mine; Curator: Eric Swangstu
Expressions Northwest 2007; Jefferson Arts Alliance; Merit Award; Juror: Lisa Van Doren
Expressions West 2007; Coos Art Museum; Juror: Amy Pence-Brown
SOLO: The Art Mine in Port Hadlock, WA; Curator: Eric Swangstu
Heartbreaker 2007; Artisans on Taylor; Juror: Counsel Langley
Small Expressions 2006; Northwind Arts Alliance; Best of Show; Juror: Michael McCollum
Air, Earth, Fire & Water 2006; Northwinds Art Center; Juror: Jake Seniuk
Sequim Arts Juried Exhibition 2006; Work of Note Award; Juror: Susan Ogilvie
Alchemy of the Abstract 2006; Northwind Arts Center; Juror: William Turner
Sequim Arts Juried Exhibition 2005; Best in Category, Oil and Acrylics; Juror: Suzy Kueckelhan
Expressions Northwest 2005; Jefferson Arts Alliance; Merit Award; Juror: Esther Luttikhuizen
Small Expressions 2005; Jefferson Arts Alliance; Merit Award; Juror: Cheryl H. Hahn