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Alexis Hunter

b. 1948- d. 2014

Hunter always focused on the female gaze, with images that articulated a sense of liberty at odds with the predominant masculinity of the era expressed confidently in politics, public and media- print and electronic. Her images were also prescient in their understanding of the extreme individuation and manipulation of the consumer now saturating the world with sexual visual language. Her particular form of image making opens up thinking about the intersection of feminism, new technologies and a disruptive epoch. Hunter’s images foreshadowed how technologies now mediate our desires and inner thoughts: they are eloquent harbingers of our Instagram era.

Hunter’s work is held in, amongst others. the Collections of Tate, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Arts Council of Great Britain, Verbund Collection Vienna, Imperial War Museum, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.