Born in Edinburgh in 1962, Kenny Hunter graduated from Sculpture at Glasgow School of Art in 1987 and following that studied classical sculpture at the British School in Athens. In 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Aberdeen University.
He has exhibited extensively both in Britain and abroad including solo shows at Arnolfini 1998, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 2000, CCA Glasgow 2003, Artconnexion, Lille, France 2004, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2006 and Tramway, 2008. Kenny exhibits with and is represented by Galerie Scheffel in Germany and Connersmith in the USA.
His work was included in the Busan Biennale, South Korea in 2008 and the International Sculpture Biennale Blickachsen in 2007, 2009 and 2013 in Germany. This year his work was in a group show titled ‘What am I doing here?’ at the Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
Hunter has also created a number of high profile, public commissioned works including; Citizen Firefighter, 2001, outside Glasgow’s Central Station, Youth with split apple, 2005 for Kings College, Aberdeen and iGoat, 2010 in Spitalfields, London.
In 2012 he completed three major public art projects; The Unknown in the rural context of Borgie Forest, Sutherland, and for civic spaces, Stand Easy in Leicester a Post 1945 War Memorial, and The Miners Column for Barnsley, South Yorkshire.