About Owain Hunt
Born in Bristol in 1994, Owain Hunt is an emerging British painter. His work is intrinsically concerned with the self, focusing predominately on portraits and the human figure. He views his paintings as visual memoirs of the people and things that define a specific period in his lifetime. They are by-products which emerge from the process of painting someone or something. Hunt is quickly gaining recognition, having exhibited alongside the Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2019, 2020), the Royal Society of British Artists (2019, 2020), the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (2019) as well as featuring on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year (2020). Hunt is also one of the youngest members of the Contemporary British Portrait Painters Group.
Born in 1994, Hunt is the third eldest of ten children. His path towards becoming a professional artist was unconventional. He honed his artistic practice whilst studying for degrees in Economics and History from the University of Bristol, reading, observing and experimenting between lectures.
2020 Isolation, Virtual Group Show, Blanco Gallery, Apr (Accessible via: http://www.blancogallery.com) 2020 Castlegate Prize, Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria, Sep 2020 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, May 2020 Contemporary British Portrait Painters Inaugural Exhibition ‘Perceptions’, Cass Art, Islington, London, Mar 2020 Solo Show – Title TBC, Cass Art, Bristol, Mar Past Shows 2020 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, Feb 2020 Sky Portrait Artist of Year, Battersea Arts Centre, London, Feb 2020 The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London, Feb 2019 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition,Mall Galleries, London, Nov-Dec 2019 RWA 167th Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, Sep-Dec 2019 Wales Contemporary, Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven, Oct, Mall Galleries, London, Nov 2019 In The Studio, Mall Galleries, London, Aug 2019 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London, July 2019 A Series of Portraits, Cass Art, Bristol, July 2019 114th Bath Society ofArtists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, May – June 2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London, May 2019 Royal Society of British Artists Rising Stars, Royal Over-seas League, London, April – June 2018 Cass Art Openwalls Exhibition, Cass Art Bristol, Dec – Jan Awards Shortlisted for Castlegate Prize 2020 The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award – Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2019 2019 Minerva Portrait Prize – 114th Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition 2019 Shortlisted for RBA Rome Scholarship 2018-19 Selected as one of 20 ‘emerging talents’ to exhibit at the Mall Galleries ‘In The Studio’, project.