Born Melbourne, Australia 1947
Robert Hunter is known for his delicately nuanced paintings of shades of white. Early works on unprimed canvas were exhibited in 1968 in The Field, the seminal abstract exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. His commitment to his chosen minimalist parameters of exploration has remained steadfast, creating a deeply personal, self-reflexive and formal practice through the application of ever-shifting subtle variations of tone.
In addition to solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney, Hunter has been represented in Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, National Gallery of Victoria (2003); Meridian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Good Vibrations: the legacy of Op art in Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (both 2002); Phenomena New Painting in Australia: 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2001); Field to Figuration, National Gallery of Victoria (1987); Geometric Abstraction, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (1986) and Australian Perspecta 1983, Art Gallery of New South Wales (1983).
Hunter’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, most state galleries, a number of regional and university galleries, and TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria.