Art News

In Celebration of Black History Month — Artist Lisa Hunt

To commemorate the importance of Black History Month this February, Saatchi Art will be featuring 3 prominent artists that are redefining our contemporary art world. For artist Lisa Hunt, her identity is central to understanding her personal motivations and creative process.

 

“As soon as I step outside the studio to present my work I join the very long line of black women artists who are changing the narrative of art history. I owe a huge debt of gratitude for each and every one of them, known and unknown, past and present who have dared to make their creative selves seen and heard.” — Lisa Hunt

Drawing inspiration from The Gee’s Bend Quilters — a black women’s quilt collective based in Gee’s Bend, Alabama — Lisa explores the meditative affects of repetitive patterns found in textiles. To emphasize and illuminate her Art Deco-like patterns, Lisa utilizes the unique properties of gold as an element, color and art historic representation of value through decoration.

“Rounds Positive Canvas I (Black)” by Lisa Hunt via Saatchi Art

Lisa Hunt was born in Rome, New York and currently resides in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited at various contemporary venues including the Architectural Digest Design show in New York and the Latella Gallery in Washington, DC. She studied graphic design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and is featured in the New York Times Bestseller, “In The Company of Women” by Grace Bonney (2016).

About the Author

Aurora Garrison is Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art. Need help finding art? Contact her via our free Art Advisory service at saatchiart.com/artadvisory.