Born 1947, Melbourne. Lived and worked Melbourne. Died 2014, Melbourne.
Hunter’s first paintings were exhibited in 1967 in Perth and Melbourne. Later that year that he began to paint his signature white paintings, failing to find any emotional content or message in colour. For more than three decades Hunter maintained a singular line of enquiry in his practice, involving diagonal, vertical and horizontal geometric formations. While Hunter’s work has been described as a visual manifestation of the spiritual, the artist himself has stated that it is simply a case of ‘what you see is what you get’.
Hunter exhibited widely both within Australia and internationally. Key exhibitions include solo shows at the seminal, avant-garde Melbourne gallery Pinacotheca from 1970–96; Eight Contemporary Artists, Museum of Modern Art, New York (1974); The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1976); Minimal Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (1976); Meridian, MCA, Sydney (2002); Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968–2002, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2003); and Less is More, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2012). Hunter’s work is held in all major public collections within Australia.