Tripoli Gallery

Bryan Hunt

b. 1947, Terre Haute, IN

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Bryan Hunt received a BFA from the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles and participated in the Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Prior to his studies, Hunt worked for NASA as an Engineer’s Aide at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 1978, Hunt was included in "Young American Artists" at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as "Made by sculptors" at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. In 1979, his work was included in the exhibitions "Decade in Review" at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and "Visionary Images" at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He has been commissioned nationally and internationally for public sculptures in Bear Run, PA (Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House, 1979), Seoul, South Korea (Seoul Olympiad Park, 1982 and 1988), and Barcelona, Spain (Parc del Clot, 1985). He was commissioned twice by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation; in 2004, he created a sculpture for Coenties Slip Park titled "Coenties Ship" for which he received the Design Award for Excellence from the Public Design Commission and the mayor’s office, while in 2011, Hunt had ten sculptures titled "Waterfalls on Park Avenue" on display along Park Avenue between E. 52nd and 57th Streets. His work is included in museum collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His awards include the Grand Prize in the International Arts Festival, Seoul, South Korea in 1991, and an Art Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2007. Hunt lives and works in New York City and Wainscott, NY.