Stanton Hunter

Artist Statement

I make pots, groupings, and installations. It is exciting to put different elements together to make a larger work or environment, because of the complexity and sense of space that emerge. The tactile intimacy of pots is something that I aspire to bring to other kinds of work, regardless of scale. I am inspired by geology, earthworks, and architecture, and artists like Tara Donovan, Lee Bontecou, and Maya Lin who repurpose common materials and fill spaces in stunning ways. I also am inspired by contrasts, like earth and sky, inside and outside, manmade and organic. I often have ideas to start, but almost always end up somewhere else.

-- Stanton Hunter


Stanton Hunter exhibits his work nationally and internationally, and writings (both by and about him) and images of his work appear in numerous publications. He has been an instructor and guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, ran the ceramics program at Scripps College in Claremont for five years, was a Visiting assistant Professor of Art at Pitzer College also in Claremont, and is currently a Professor of Art at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga. Prior to receiving his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2000 (studied with and was a T.A. for Ken Price), he did his undergraduate work in perceptual psychology/alternative education at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and pursued a career in music before the visual arts. Stanton’s work incorporates vessels, as well as autonomous sculptural forms, site-specific installations with work in or referring to the landscape.