HUNT SLONEM

 

Born 1951, Kittery, Maine; lives in Manhattan, N.Y.

 

Hunt Slonem is a critically acclaimed, innovative painter based in Manhattan, New York. He spent much of his childhood moving around the U.S. as a result of his father’s military postings.

 

After completing school, Slonem commenced undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, but later graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a focus on Painting and Art History. Slonem also took courses at the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine, where he was exposed to such eminent artists from the New York area as Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz, Alice Neel, Richard Estes, Jack Levine, and Al Held.

 

Hunt Slonem is best known for his expressionist paintings of tropical birds, based on a personal aviary in which he keeps about 100 live birds of various species.  His fascination with exotica can be traced to his experiences as a child in Hawaii and as a foreign exchange student in Nicaragua. In the 1980s, after three trips to India, Slonem’s work became more formal and complex in composition. He began building patterns of repeat images of birds, butterflies, and other inhabitants of his peculiar world.

 

Hunt Slonem has received several grants and fellowships in recognition of his career. His work has been collected by over seventy museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona, Spain and the Wurth Museum, Kunzelsau, Germany – to name a few.

 

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on canvas 72" x 36 1/2" 2015 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

TANZANIA 3 Oil and acrylic on canvas with diamond dust 72" x 84" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

RED ABRAHAM Oil on wood 31 1/2" x 27 1/2" 2017 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

AMAZONS Oil on canvas 70" x 50" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

CATALAYAS and MORPHOS Oil on canvas 36" x 48" 2016 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

SALMON CRESTED COCKATOOS Oil on canvas 72" x 84" 2015 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

BLUE BUTTERFLIES Oil on canvas 48" x 48" 2008 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

RABBITS Oil on canvas with diamond dust 40" x 60" 2015 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

DIAMOND DUST Oil and acrylic on canvas with diamond dust 40" x 60" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on wood 36 1/2" x 43 1/2" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

HUTCH LABOR DAY Oil on canvas 50" x 60" 2019 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

TIGER SWALLOWTAIL Oil on canvas 72" x 96" 2019 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

COCKATOO WHISPER PASTEL Oil on canvas 27" x 72" 2016 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on wood 18 1/4" x 16" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

OLD FAVORITES (HYBRID MIX) Oil on canvas 60" x 68" 2017 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on canvas 40" x 30" 2015 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on canvas 72" x 84" 2014 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

GRADIENT ASCENSION ON BODY PAINT Oil and acrylic with diamond dust on canvas 30" x 40" 2017 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

MONTREAL 2 Oil on wood 39" x 51" 2017 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

FEATHERS Oil on canvas 40" x 30" 2015 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

HER MAJESTY Oil on wood 29" x 23" 2019 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on canvas 30" x 24" 2016 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED (RED BUTTERFLY SCREEN) Oil on canvas 104" x 134" 2013 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

TONDO Oil on wood 37" x 37" 2017 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

LINCOLN Oil on wood 35 1/4" x 28 1/2" 2018 signed

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HUNT SLONEM

UNTITLED Oil on canvas with diamond dust 42" x 60" 2014 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

MORPHOS MANAGUO Oil on canvas 30" x 30" 2012 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

MORPHO Oil on wood 30" x 26" 2016 signed

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HUNT SLONEM

HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH Oil on wood 24" x 21" 2018 signed

HUNT SLONEM
HUNT SLONEM

RUBY Oil and acrylic with diamond dust on canvas 72" x 84" 2014 signed