"I enjoy the possibilities of position. Even after nearly two decade of teaching at Alfred, I feel that there is still potential for new collaborations, new ideas, new perspective, new programs, etc. Alfred is a place of potential."

- Brett Hunter

Education

  • BA: Kalamazoo College, 1996
  • MFA: Bowling Green State University, 1999

Specialties / Areas of Interest

  • Sculpture
  • Public Art
  • Social Practice
  • Socially Engaged Art
  • Public Engagement
  • Urban Planning

Biography

Brett is an artist, educator, and facilitator living in Hornell, NY. He is dedicated to building partnerships between institutions, individuals, and communities. Brett is trained as a sculptor, building contractor, historian, and teacher. He combines these experiences to develop creative methods to engage people and infrastructure of a place. He works across civic and educational institutions to create community-based arts organizations and programing that engage people of all ages. In the Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies Division, he teaches courses in research-based, contextual, social engaged art, and is dedicated to bringing students out of the school and into the street. He is the director of the Hornell Community Arts Center and co-founder (with Angie To) of Broadway Union, an arts programing organization and set of physical spaces dedicated to linking artists and their work with the varied communities of Hornell. He works as a part of the collaborative Like Riding a Bicycle with Katie Hargrave.

Activities

  • Walking
  • Running
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

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