Emily Hunt creates ornamental, figurative ceramics. Her history as a rare-book dealer has informed her encyclopedic approach to her art-making, taking influences from the history of ornament, visionary art, big-ego personalities and scholarly magical texts. Her work walks between many lines of enquiry. Her exhibition history has covered topics such as the earliest representations of female witches in German Renaissance print culture and the effects of printed propaganda. She creates world-building installations that reflect automatism in ceramic forms. Her work articulates the concept of the collapse of a macro & micro world view, and walking as a magical tool.
Emily Hunt was born in Sydney, Australia. She relocated to Berlin permanently in 2017. She works between Berlin & Sydney.
Hunt has been running Big Ego Books with Raquel Caballero since 2015. She was the co~Dictator of DUKE Magazine, an artist magazine focusing on Australian artists, thrift culture and celebrities between 2005~2009. Emily was selected as a participant in the Goldrausch Künstlerinnen Projekt 2020. Recent exhibitions include It takes time, it’s risky, it might last forever,. Hans Arp Museum (2018) and Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power, UQ Art Museum (2019). Her work in held in collections that include The Cruthers Collection of Women's Art (CCWA), Artbank, Manly Art Gallery and the Laverty Collection. Recent exhibitions in 2020 include disturbance:witch, Zitadelle Spandau Museum, Berlin Germany, Sirene ~ Goldrausch at Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Bethanien in Berlin and solo exhibition at KNULP gallery Sydney.Solo presentation at Galerie Wedding, Berlin ~ Jobcenter Aufgelande Orte Psychic Places, curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen.
Represented by Sim Smith Gallery, London