“Breathing in the energy of the earth and contemplating her elements provides the grounding for this work. Images find expression in paint, organic materials, fabric, photography and combinations thereof. Intuition uncovers relationships whose roots are found in spirit, place and story”.
Cathy Hunt is a settler-Canadian, multi-disciplinary artist who works out of her home studio in downtown Toronto. She acknowledges that her home and studio are on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenasaunee and the Mississaugas of the Credit. This territory is covered by the Two Row Wampum Belt and Dish with One Spoon Covenant. It is also covered by the Upper Canada, Williams Treaties and Treaty 13, aka the Toronto Purchase.
Cathy Hunt has become increasingly multi-disciplinary. Organic forms infuse her work with a rhythmic play of gesture, colour and texture. Her work often references the aural in a kind of visual chant as relationships are explored through juxtaposition.
Cathy Hunt holds an Honours Degree in Motion Pictures Studies from Ryerson University. She had a long career in the Canadian film industry as a sound editor, post production supervisor and business manager and was honoured with a Gemini Award in 1987 for Sound. She attended the Toronto School of Art, and has studied with textile artists Dorothy Caldwell and Gunnel Hag.
Her multi-media piece, U'mista/Returned, is part of the collection at the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC, home to the Kwakwaka’wakw peoples. Her painting Collective Interaction, travelled the province of Ontario to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Visual Arts Ontario.
As an Ontario Artist in Education, she created programs for elementary students exploring the relationship between visual art and music.
Cathy Hunt is a singer and improvisational vocalist with The Element Choir that has performed with Inuk Improv Rock Diva Tanya Tagaq; Storyteller and Director Laakulak Williamson Bathory, Luminato's Apocalypsis by R. Murray Schaeffer and The Guelph Jazz Festival among others.
Cathy Hunt's work is held in various private collections in Rome, Santa Fe, Toronto and Montreal..