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Clint Hunker

Clint Hunker has painted the landscape in Saskatchewan since the age of 16.He has studied visual art at the University of Victoria and the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Master of Fine Arts, has been the recipient of awards and grants including the Judith Poole Award in 1987 and grants from the Saskatchewan Arts Board. His recent exhibitions include” The Heart as A Way” with artists Lorna Russell and Doris Wall Larson at the Mendel Art Gallery in 2002,a recent exhibition of oil panels at Art Placement in 2005 and an exhibition at the Genkan Gallery in Tokyo in 2006. He has instructed for the University of Saskatchewan since 1987. Clint Hunker’s recent works are explorations in oil, working predominately on site. They are a personal examination of solitude and silence within the northern landscape, focusing upon periods of subdued colour; waning light and the moodiness of late fall.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Born: 
April 7, 1954, Regina, Sask.

EDUCATION:
1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1987 Master of Fine Arts, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.


STUDIED:
-University of Saskatchewan, Psychology and Fine Arts, 1973-76
-Fine Arts at the University of Victoria, 1983-84
-Graduate Studies, College of Graduate Studies,
University of Saskatchewan 1984-87


ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2015 "Towards the Strawberry Hills", Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sask.
2012 "Last Summer", Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.
2010 "Inland Suite", Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.
2008 "41 North", Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.
1993 "Recent Work, Pastels from 1992-93" Art Placement, Saskatoon,Sask.
1991 "Clint Hunker – Paintings and Pastels 1989-1991" Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask. This exhibition travelled until 1993.Curator: George Moppett
1988 "Recent Work" Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sask.
1987 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon, Sask.1984
1984 B.F.A. Exhibition, Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1983 "Recent Work," Kamloops Public Art Gallery, Kamloops, B.C.
1981 "Recent Drawings," Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1979 "Power Points," recent watercolour, Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.


TRAVELLING GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1993 "Extension Teachers’ Exhibition," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, U of S, Saskatoon, Sask.
1993 "New Acquisitions," Kenderdine Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1987-89 "Saskatchewan Art: Tradition & Diversity," University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., curator Cindy Richmond.
1987 "Out of Saskatchewan: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art," Joan Borsa, Curator, Sask. Expo Corp., Vancouver, B.C.
1981 "Shoestring-Ille-a-la-Crosse LaLoche Exchange," Rossignol School, Ille-a-la-Crosse, Sask.
1980 "Rural Saskatchewan," Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division
1980 "100% Rag," Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division
1979 "Foot in Either Direction," Shoestring Gallery/Mendel Gallery Extension Division
1979 "Prairie Suite," National Tour, Shoestring Gallery Extension Services


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1998 "Work from the Permanent Collection," Painters on Site, Curator Terry Fenton, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1997 "James Kurtz Memorial Exhibition," Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
1996 "Painters on Site," Landscape ’96, Curator Terry Fenton, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1996 "Shoestring Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition," A.K.A. Gallery, Saskatoon and Rosemont Gallery, Regina.
1995 "Faculty Exhibition," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1995 "Drawings from the Permanent Collection," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1995 "Seasons," Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1991 "The River in Prairie Art 1880-1990," Mendel Art Gallery, Curator, Dan Ring
1990 "Recent Acquisitions," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1988 "A Common Bond," Swift Current National Exhibition Centre, Swift Current, Sask.
1987 "Different Directions," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1987 "Rural Viewpoints," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1985 "6x3," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1984 "Exhibition of Works by Graduate Students," Gordon Snelgrove Gallery University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1982 "Saskatchewan Open," a juried biennial exhibition, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1981 "Recent Acquisitions," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1980 "Recent Acquisitions," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1980 "Watercolour Painting in Saskatchewan 1905-1980," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1979 "Four Directions," an exhibition featuring four emerging Saskatoon artists, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1978 "Recent Acquisitions of the Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan," Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1977 "Current Directions," Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
1975-81 Group Shows, Shoestring Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.


COLLECTIONS:
Canada Council Art Bank
Husky Oil
Gulf of Canada
The Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Permanent Collection
Mendel Art Gallery Permanent Collection
Cardinal Leger School, Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Mining Development Corporation
Saskatchewan Arts Board
SaskTel
City of Regina
Pentagon Energy Corporation

AWARDS:
1989 Saskatchewan Arts Board B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
1987 Saskatchewan Arts Board B Grant, Saskatchewan Arts Board
1985-87 "Graduate Studies Scholarship," University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1984 "Judith Poole Memorial Award," University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask.
1984 "Distinguished Exhibition Award," University of Saskatchewan, Department of Art, Saskatoon, Sask.
1982 Purchase Ward, Saskatchewan Open, a biennial juried exhibition, Mendel Art Gallery.


RELATED EXPERIENCES IN ARTS:
>1. Sessional Instructor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., 1987 to present.
2. Participant in Saskatchewan Artists’ Colonies, Emma Lake, 1981-98; St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, 1984 and 1986.
3. Chair, Ad hoc Committee for the Establishment of a Permanent Exhibtion Fund, CARFAC SASK, 1994.
4. Artists/Writers Colony Committee, Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild, 1993-94.
5. Provincial Representative, Canadian Artists’ Representation National Council, 1990-92; Past Provincial Representative, 1992-93.
6. Treasurer, Board of Directors, Canadian Artists Representative, Saskatoon, Sask., 1989-90.
7. Lecturer for "Lorna Russell Cutting: A Retrospective." A retrospective exhibit organized by the Art Gallery, an extension program of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Sask.
8. Instructor, Adult courses in drawing and painting for the office of Continuing Education, Board of Education, Saskatoon, Sask.
9. Board of Directors, Shoestring Gallery, 1980-81. Chairman of Board of Directors, Shoestring Gallery, 1982.
10. Workshop Instructor. Conducted workshops for divisions one through three in the Northern communities of Ille-a-la-Crosse, LaLoche, and Turner Lake.
11. Co-ordinator for the "Ille-a-la-Crosse-Laloche Shoestring Exchange." This was an interdisciplinary cultural exchange program between two northern native communities and the Shoestring Gallery - an artist run centre.


PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS:
1. Kurtz, John & Monica, Treasured Moments, J. Kurtz Memorial Foundation, Regina, Sask., 1997.
2. Fenton, Terry, Painters on Site, Mendel Art Gallery Publication, 1996.
3. Moppett, George, Clint Hunker, Paintings and Pastels 1989-91, Mendel Art Gallery Publication, 1991.
4. Robertson, Sheila, Intimate Landscapes Explored, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, November 9, 1991.
5. Robertson, Sheila, Everyday Scenes Far From Monotonous, review in Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, May 14, 1988, p. 16.
6. Christie, Robert, A Common Bond, Swift Current National Exhibition Centre Publication, 1988.
7. Richmond, Cindy, Saskatchewan Art: Tradition and Diversity, New Brunswick Art Centre Publication, 1987.

 


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