Selected works by Tom Hunter

Tom Hunter
Woman Reading Possession Order


Cibachrome print mounted on board

150 x 120 cm

Hunter photographs the people and places of his immediate community. Woman Reading Possession Order, is part of a series of work he made of a group of squatters living in Hackney. In this photo, Hunter borrows his composition and colours from Vermeer’s A Girl Reading At An Open Window. Like Vermeer, Hunter portrays quiet, everyday scenes which give his ‘outsider’ subjects a visible presence and quiet nobility.

Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm
Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm
Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm
Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm
Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm
Tom Hunter
Holly Street Tower Block Project Series: Residents of Cedar Court


C-type print on foamex

243.8 x 304.8 cm

Tom Hunter's Biography

Tom Hunter
Born in 1965, Dorset
Lives and works in London


Figures in the Landscape, Purdy hicks Gallery, London
Figures in the Landscape, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

Flaneur in the Landscape, Format Festival, Derby
Searching For Ghosts, V&A’s Museum of Childhood, London

Life and Death in Hackney, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. USA

a sideshow of a sideshow, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Holly Street Estate, Peer Gallery, London
Unheralded Stories, Sundsvall Museum, Sweden
Axis Mundi, Green on Red, Dublin

On The Road, LCC, London

Axis Mundi, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
Tom Hunter, Paris Photo, Paris
Findings, Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham
Unheralded Stories, Mission Gallery, Swansea
Public Spaces, Public Stages, Print House Gallery, London

Tom Hunter; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC, The Roundhouse, London
Punch and Judy, V&A Museum of Childhood, London

Unheralded Stories, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

A Palace For Us, Serpentine Gallery, London
Unherald Stories, Purdy Hicks, London

Tom Hunter, Galeria 65, Warsaw, Poland
Tom Hunter, Pauza gallery, Krakow, London
Flashback, Museum Of London, London
A Journey Back, The Arts Gallery, London

Interior Lives, Geffrye Museum, London
Halloween horror, Culture House, Skovde, Sweden
Shopkeepers, V&A Museum Of Childhood, London
Life And Death In Hackney, Forographins Hus, Stockholm , Sweden

Travellers, University Of the Arts, London

Living In Hell And Other Stories, Mint Museum, North Carolina
Living In Hell And Other Stories, Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield
Tom Hunter, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

Living In Hell And Other Stories, National Gallery, London
Tom Hunter, Galeria Visor, Valencia

1997-2004, Domus Artium 2002 Museum, Salamanca

Tom Hunter, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Tom Hunter: Digital Landscapes, Lighthouse, Poole
Tom Hunter, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem

Thoughts of Life and Death, Manchester City Art Gallery
Tom Hunter: Photographs. Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Life and Death in Hackney, White Cube, London; Green on Red Gallery, Dublin

Tom Hunter, Retrospective, Photofusion Gallery, London
Persons Unknown, Alba Gallery Cafe, London; Holly Street Public Arts Trust Gallery, London
Travellers, Bell Street Gallery, Wiltshire (Mother and Son show); Alba Gallery Cafe, London

Portrait of Hackney, Alba Gallery Cafe


Capital City, University of the Arts London
London Nights, Museum of London
London Calling, Museum of Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Punch & Judy, Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

English Riviera, Saatchi Gallery, London
Summer Show, Invited Artist, Royal West of England Acedemy, Bristol
Mission at 40, Mission Gallery, Swansea, Wales
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London
What Is Research, Camberwell College of Art, London

Pondy Photo, Pondicherry, India
Floating Cinema, London
Opera, Paris, France
Summer Exhibition, London
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London
Shakespeare in Art, Compton Verney, Staffordshire

Facing History, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Work Rest and Play, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Tech 4 Change, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway
The Luxury of Simplicity, Innsbruck, Austria

Life on the Road, London College of Communication, London
The Portrait in Contemporary Photographic Practice, The Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, U.S.A.
The Process, Avesta, Sweden
Songs From The Heart, Bredaphoto festival, Netherlands
The Luxury of Simplicity, Stradtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Archive: Imagining the East End, The Cass, London

Making It Up: Photographic Fictions, V&A Museum, London
Memory & Imagination, The Mall Galleries, London
From madonna to Madonna. Deconstructions of the feminine in contemporary society, Da2 Salamanca, Spain
How is the World, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
UK Photography Now, Dong Gang International Photography Festival, South Korea
FADING LIGHTS ARE FADING, Flood, Dublin, Ireland
Uncertain States, Cass, London
Divine Bodies, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
Seduced by Art; Photography Past & Present, Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain

Seduced by Art; Photography Past & Present, National Gallery, London

Please Write, Posted, London

The Ghetto, The Galleries of Modern London, Museum of London
British Photography, Photomonth, Krakow, Poland
Polaroid Project, The Photographers Gallery, London
Enchantment, The Joseloff Gallery, West Hartford U.S.A.
Can Art Save Us, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield, U.K.
Tears of Eros, The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain
Photolita Exhibition, Five Hundred Dollars, London
Lust for Life & Dance of Death, Olbricht Collection, Austria
Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait, The Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Timespace, Burren College of Art, Ireland

People and Places, Secca South Eastern Centre for Contemporary Art, North Carolina
House of Cards, Haunch of Venison, London
Salon No 3, Marine, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Between the Lines, Photomonth Month, London
Tears of Eros, The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Ophelia -Desire, melancholy the death wish, Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Titian Display, National Gallery of Scotland
Theatres of the Real, Fotomuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
The Pre-Raphaelites, National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Borderspaces, Schwartz Gallery, London
New Photography, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London
Interior Lives, Spice Festival, Hackney Empire, London

I'm Always Touched by Your Presence, Dear' - New Acquisitions, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Galerie der Stadt Rehmscheid, Germany
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Phoenix Kulturstifung/Samming, Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Idyll. Illusion and Delusion, Festival International of Arts of Castilla and Leon, Salamanca, DA2. Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca, Spain
The Game of Multiple Meaning - Symbolism and the Art of the Present, Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
How We Are: Photographing Britain, Tate Britain, London
E8: The Heart of Hackney, Transition Gallery, London
Photoespana 07, Madrid, Spain
Idyll, Phoenix Kulturstiftung/Sammling Falckenberg, Hamburg
Idyll, DOMUS ARTIUM 2002 Salamanca

Scarecrow, The Evangelos Averrof-Tositsas Foundation, Athens
Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Arles
Re-Stage, University of the Arts, London

Courage is Stronger than Fear, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds
Acting Out: The Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography, Neuberger Museum, New York
Motor Blues, Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig
Summer Exhibition 2005, Royal Academy, London
Art Xperience, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Foreign Affair, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock

Fonetography, AOP Gallery, London
Reanimation, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun
September, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
Identity II, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo
The Llangollen Fringe Festival, Llangollen
Really True! Photography and the Promise of Reality, Ruhrland Museum, Essen
Art History: Photography References Painting, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Borne of Necessity, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborough, USA

Flaca Gallery Launch, Flaca Gallery, London
Arty-Tecture, Transition, London
Turin Biennale of Photography, Turin
Photo London, Photographers Gallery, London
Einblicke In Privatsammlungen, Museum Folkwang, Essen

Urban Visions. Photography Prize 2002, Flowers East, London
10th Anniversary John Kobal Foundation, National Portrait Gallery, London
Location UK, Gimpelfils, London
Tableaux Vivants: Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
Artex 2002, 18 London Lane, London
The Rowan Collection. Contemporary British & Irish Art, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
True Fictions, Kunsthaus Dresden; Kunstverein Lingen, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
In Situ: Portraits of People at Home, Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, USA; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Malerei Ohne Malerei, Museum der bildenden KĂĽnste, Leipzig, Germany

Looking With/ Out, Courtauld Institute of Art, London
No Where in the World Without You, Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel
Exposure, Hereford Photography Festival 2001, Hereford
East Wing Collection, No. 5. Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Composure: Didier Courbot, Tom Hunter, Andrew Reyes, Susan Hobbs Gallery Inc., Toronto, Canada
Dana Hoey, Tom Hunter, Adam Baer, Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Belgium
Go Europe: The Kaleidoscopic Eye, Museum fur Photographie, Braunschweig, Germany
In a Lonely Place, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, UK
Experience. Dissolution, Göteborgs International Konstbiennal, Konsthallen Göteborgs, Göteborgs, Sweden
Tracking, Kent & Vicki Logan Gallery, California Collage of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
Creative Quarters, Museum of London

Breathless! Photography and Time, V & A, London
Look Out, Artists’ Reactions to Contemporary Social and Political Events, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool; Pitshanger Manor & Gallery; Ipswich Museum of Art
Parallax, Sandronirey Gallery, Venice, California
Residual Property. Tom Hunter, Mary Maclean, Jason Oddy, Elisa Sighicelli, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh

Neurotic Realism (Part Two), The Saatchi Gallery, London
Threshold, The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh and touring
Housing and Homeless, The Candid Gallery, London

Persons Unknown, M.A.C. Gallery, Birmingham
Summer Show, The Paton Gallery, London
Les Anglais Vus Par Les Anglais, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie D’Arles, France
Ikon Touring, Touring
Campaign Against Living Miserably, Royal College of Art, London
Factory Built Homes, Shoreditch Biennale, Holly Street Estate, Hackney, London
Whitechapel Open, The Tannery, London

Modern Narrative The Domestic and the Social, ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire
Best of Royal College of Art, Summer Show, Villa Restaurant, London
Summer Show, Royal college of Art, London

Progress, Royal College of Art, London

Interim Show, Royal College of Art, London

Top Marks, The London Institute, London
Degree Show, London College of Printing, London