Candace Hunter was awarded a 2018 Co-MISSION Summer Intensive.
Candace Hunter, native Chicagoan, saw the small girl in Rembrandt’s “Night Watchman” at the Louvre, the pyramids at Giza, and the Basilica in Rome at an early age, cementing ideas of beauty, grandeur and service. Hunter’s practice honors family, sacred text, and justice through a variety of media, including text and performance. Much of Hunter’s work is concerned with social inequality along national and global fronts. Her imagery explores historical moments that celebrate the beauty of a people and shed light upon violence against humanity, especially women and children. Through research, she gives a public and present voice to those who have been silenced or plainly ignored. Hunter’s practice is socially engaged – personally, in her direct interaction and collaboration with other artists; and politically, in her activism through the work.
Named one of the “Top Ten Talents” in Chicago (Screen Magazine) Hunter is a 3arts Awardee who’s exhibition “Dust in Their Veins” was one of the most viewed exhibitions at the DuSable Museum, she exhibited work at Rootworks Gallery, Stritch School of Medicine, Avery Research Institute at the College of Charleston, and the South Side Community Art Center.