Richard Hunt

Installation Views

b. 1935 Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Chicago

Selected Solo Shows

2014 San Antonio Botanical Gardens, San Antonio, TX

2013 Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Saginaw Valley State, University, Saginaw, MI

2012 Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL

Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso, IN

2011 David Findlay Jr Gallery, New York, New York

2010 Willis Tower, Chicago, Illinois

515 North State, Chicago, Illinois

Belian Art Center, Troy, Michigan

ThinkArt Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2009 Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia

David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Art & Design Gallery, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan

2008 The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana

2007 Lubeznik Art Center, Michigan City, Indiana

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois

2006 Worthington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2004 H.C. Taylor Gallery, North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, North Carolina

2001 Noel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

Art Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California

Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois

2000 Illinois State Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Foundry Gallery, Sacramento, California


1999 Laumeier Sculpture Park, St Louis, Missouri

Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Turman Gallery, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana


1998 Museum of African-American History, Detroit, Michigan

Illinois State Museum, Chicago and Springfield,, Illinois

Lakeside Gallery, Lakeside, Michigan

Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, Michigan

Worthington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, Michigan


1997 Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York

Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, New York


1996 Worthington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Snite Museum, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC

1995 Worthington Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

1994 Woodlot Gallery, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,


1993 Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

1992 Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1991 Gwenda Jay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit,


1990 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Printworks Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan

1989 Dorsky Galleries, New York, New York

1988 USIS Touring Exhibit organized by the Los Angeles Museum of African American Art, traveled to the West African cities of Lagos, Monrovia, Accra Cotonou, Lome, Dakar, and Abidjan.

1987 Century City, Los Angeles, California

DeGraff Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Dorsky Galleries, New York, New York

1986 Columbia College Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, New York

1984 Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, New York

1985 G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

Martin Gallery, Washington, DC

1983 Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, New York

1982 Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio

1981 Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri

1979 Dorsky Galleries, New York, New York

Cultural Activities Center, Temple, Texas

















A 1958 exhibition of Richard Hunt sculpture presented by Alan Gallery in New York City.

Conversations: Among Friends, a series presented by The Friends of Education of The Museum of Modern Art, focused on the dialogue among artists, art dealers, curators, critics, and collectors, exploring works of art as reflections of their political and social context.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago cultivated artist Richard Hunt in the 1950s by the guidance of two dynamic teachers. Nelli Bar taught Richard Hunt during his adolescence, and Egon Weiner was his college professor. Bar and Weiner represent the generation of artists who fled Europe after the rise of the Nazi regime and found Chicago as the new home for their artistic ambitions. Both received their education in European academies under prominent teachers during the 1920s. Weiner and Bar produced a new post-war generation of artists, including Richard Hunt. Bar continued to accompany Hunt’s career as he recalls: “She has influenced me as a person over our 30-year relationship.” Hunt remembers Weiner for “his exuberance and nurturing manner – and for being a bundle of energy.” This energy was transmitted to his student Richard Hunt as the Museum of Modern Art purchased one of his sculptures in 1957 just after his graduation and eventually he evolved into one of the most prominent Chicago sculptors and an international master.

Sculpting a Chicago Artist is curated by Koehnline Museum of Art Curator Nathan Harpaz and is a part of Art Design Chicago.