Timeline

1965
Born, Dorset
1994
London College of Printing (BA) First Class Honours
1997
Royal College of Art, London (MA)
Senior Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer, London College of Communications, University of The Arts London
Currently lives and works in London
Projects
2009 Museum of London Commission
2008 Rosetta Life and Saint Joseph’s Hospice Commision
2008 BRITDOCART Commission
2007 Serpentine Gallery Commission
2007 Victoria & Albert Museum Of Childhood Commission
2006 Residency at Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2005 Reinterpreting Collections – the artist’s perspective discussion at London Art Fair
Awards
2007 Awarded grant through the BRITDOCART (Channel 4) fund to make first artist film
2004 Irish Museum of Modern Art Residency
2003 John Kobal Book Award
1998 John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery
1996 Royal College of Art First Year Award for Best Photography (Fuji Film UK Ltd.)
1995 The Tredou Arts and Culture Awards
Collections
Contemporary Art Society, London
DA2 Domus Artum 2002, Salamanca
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
Hackney Museum, London
Government Art Collection
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Manchester City Art Gallery
Mint Museum, Charlotte
Modern Museum, Stockholm
Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig
Museum of London, London (20th Century Collection)
National Gallery, London
National Arts Fund Collection, London
Smithsonian Institution, The Hirshorn Museum, Washington
Saatchi Collection, London
University of the Arts, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Exhibitions

2013
The Romans of Decadence, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (solo)
2013
Unheralded Stories, Mission Gallery, Swansea (solo)
2013
Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2013
Findings, New Photographs by Tom Hunter, Birmingham (solo)
2012
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (solo)
2012
Punch and Judy, V&A Museum of Childhood, London (solo)
2012
Seduced by Art, National Gallery, London
2011
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon (solo)
2011
Unheralded Stories, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre (solo)
2011
Unheralded Stories, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2011
Another Story, Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection, Stockholm
2011
SIZE matters, Art Sensus, London
2011
I promise to Love You, Caldic Collection, Kunsthal, Rotterdam
2011
Please Write, Posted, London
2010
Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (solo)
2010
Woodberry Downs Film project, Serpentine Gallery, London (solo)
2010
The Ghetto, The Galleries of Modern London, Museum of London (solo)
2010
British Photography, Photomonth, Krakow, Poland
2010
Polaroid Project, The Photographers Gallery, London
2010
Enchantment, The Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford, U.S.A.
2010
Can Art Save Us, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
2009
Pauza Gallery, Krakow (solo)
2009
House of Cards, Haunch of Venison, London
2009
Ophelia -Desire, Melancholy The Death Wish, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
2009
Titian Display, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
2009
A Journey Back, Galeria 65, Warsaw (solo)
2009
A Journey Back, Arts Gallery, University of the Arts, London (solo)
2009
Flashback, Museum of London (solo)
2009
Tears of Eros, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
2009
The Pre-Raphaelites, National Museum, Stockholm
2009
Theatres of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp
2008
Borderspaces, Schwartz Gallery, London
2008
New Photography, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
2008
Interior Lives, Spice Festival, Hackney Empire, London
2008
Interior Lives, Geffrye Museum, London (solo)
2008
Halloween Horror, Culture House, Skovde (solo)
2008
Shopkeepers, Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, London (solo)
2008
Life and Death in Hackney, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm (solo)
2007
Travellers, University of the Arts, London (solo)
2007
I'm always touched by your Presence, Dear - New Acquisitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
2007
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Galerie der Stadt Rehmscheid
2007
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Phoenix Kulturstifung/Samming, Falckenberg, Hamburg
2007
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Festival International of Arts of Castilla and Leon, Salamanca, DA2. Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca
2007
The Game of Multiple Meaning - Symbolism and the Art of the Present, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
2007
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London
2007
E8: The Heart of Hackney, Transition Gallery, London
2007
Photoespana 07, Madrid
2007
Idyll, Phoenix Kulturstiftung/Sammling Falckenberg, Hamburg
2007
Symbolismus Exhbition, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
2007
Idyll, Domus Artium 2002
2006
Scarecrow, The Evangelos Averrof-Tositsas Foundation, Athens
2006
Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles
2006
Re-Stage, University of the Arts, London
2006
Living in Hell and Other Stories, Mint Museum, North Carolina (solo)
2006
Living in Hell and Other Stories, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (solo)
2006
Tom Hunter, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin (solo)
2006
Living in Hell and Other Stories, Yancey Richardson, New York (solo)
2005
Living in Hell and Other Stories, National Gallery, London (solo)
2005
Tom Hunter, Galeria Visor, Valencia (solo)
2005
Courage Is Stronger than Fear, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2005
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds
2005
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, Neuberger Museum, New York
2005
Motor Blues, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
2005
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London
2005
Art Xperience, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
2005
Foreign Affair, Center for Photography at Woodstock
2004
Fonetography, AOP Gallery, London
2004
Reanimation, Kunstmuseum Thun
2004
September, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
2004
Identity II, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo
2004
The Llangollen Fringe Festival, Llangollen
2004
Really True! Photography and the Promise of Reality, Ruhrland Museum, Essen
2004
Art History: Photography References Painting, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
2004
Borne of Necessity, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborough
2004
1997 - 2004, Domus Artium 2002 Museum, Salamanca (solo)
2003
Tom Hunter, Yancey Richardson Gallery (solo)
2003
Tom Hunter: Digital Landscapes, Lighthouse, Poole (solo)
2003
Tom Hunter, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (solo)
2003
Flaca Gallery Launch, Flaca Gallery, London
2003
Arty-Tecture, Transition, London
2003
Turin Biennale of Photography, Turin
2003
Photo London, Photographers Gallery, London
2003
Einblicke In Privatsammlungen, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2002
Urban Visions. Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East, London
2002
In Situ: Portraits of People at Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond
2002
10th Anniversary John Kobal Foundation, National Portrait Gallery, London
2002
Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida
2002
Location UK, Gimpel fils, London
2002
Tableaux Vivants, Kunsthalle Vienna
2002
Artex 2002, 18 London Lane, London
2002
True Fictions, Kunsthaus Dresden; Kunstverein Lingen; Ludwig Forum, Aachen
2002
Portrait as Performance, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia
2002
The Rowan Collection: Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art
2002
Malerei Ohne Malerei, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2002
Thoughts of Life and Death, Manchester City Art Gallery (solo)
2002
Tom Hunter: Photographs, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (solo)
2001
Artist’s London: Holbein to Hirst, Museum of London
2001
Looking With/Out, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
2001
No Where in the World Without You, Herzliya Museum of Art
2001
Exposure Hereford Photography Festival
2001
East Wing Collection, No. 5, Courtauld Institute of Art
2001
Composure: Didier Courbot, Tom Hunter, Andrew Reyes, Susan Hobbs Gallery Inc., Toronto
2001
Dana Hoey, Tom Hunter, Adam Baer, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp
2001
Experience. Dissolution, Göteborgs International Konstbiennal, Konsthallen Göteborgs
2001
In a Lonely Place, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford
2001
Creative Quarters, Museum of London
2001
Tracking, Kent & Vicki Logan Gallery, California Collage of Arts and Crafts, Oakland
2001
goEurope: The Kaleidoscopic Eye, Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig
2000
Look Out. Artists’ Reactions to Contemporary Social and Political Events, Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Pitshanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing; Ipswich Museum of Art
2000
Inverse Perspectives, Edsvik, Sollentuna
2000
Parallax, Sandronirey Gallery, Venice, California
2000
Residual Property. Tom Hunter, Mary Maclean, Jason Oddy, Elisa Sighicelli, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
2000
Breathless! Photography and Time, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
2000
Life and Death in Hackney, White Cube, London; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin (solo)
1999
Modern Times II. Residence, Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg
1999
Neurotic Realism (Part Two), Saatchi Gallery, London
1999
Threshold, Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh (and touring throughout Scotland)
1999
Housing and Homeless, Candid Gallery, London
1999
Semi-Detached, Pump House Gallery, London
1998
Persons Unknown, M.A.C. Gallery, Birmingham
1998
Summer Show, Paton Gallery, London
1998
Les Anglais Vus Par Les Anglais, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie D’Arles, Arles
1998
Ikon Touring, Touring takes exhibitions and workshops into the local community, to schools, libraries and community venues
1998
Campaign Against Living Miserably, Royal College of Art, London
1998
Factory Built Homes, Shoreditch Biennale, Holly Street Estate, London
1998
Whitechapel Open, Tannery, London
1997
Modern Narrative. The Domestic and the Social, ArtSway, Sway
1997
Best of Royal College of Art, Summer Show, Villa Restaurant, London
1997
Summer Show, Royal College of Art
1997
Tom Hunter, Retrospective, Photofusion Gallery, London (solo)
1997
Persons Unknown, Alba Gallery Cafe, London; Holly Street Public Arts Trust Gallery, London (solo)
1997
Travellers, Bell Street Gallery, Wiltshire (Mother and Son Show); Alba Gallery Cafe (solo)
1996
Portrait of Hackney, Alba Gallery (solo)
1996
Progress, Royal College of Art
1995
Interim Show, Royal College of Art
1995
The Ghetto, Museum Of London
1994
Top Marks, The London Institute
1994
Show, London College of Printing
1994
The Ghetto, Sutton House, London

Public Collections

Caldic Collection, Rotterdam
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Wilson Centre for Photography, London