Artist CV


Sharon Hunter

123A Rue Nadon, Blind River On. P0R 1B0

(819) 855-5424 | |




2011                         Senior Honours Specialist, Visual Arts - Queens University

2007                         Bachelor of Education - York University

2004                         Bachelor of Fine ArtsOntario College of Art and  Design

1994                         Diploma, Fine Arts - Ontario College of Art


Selected Exhibitions & Public Art Installations


2023              TOAF online show

                      MacIvers Motel HWY 17 show, Blind River ON

2022              Souvenir, K.B. Reynolds Mastin, Debajehmujig Creation Centre, Manitowaning

2021-22         Tradition Transformed, Juried Group Exhibition, Carmichael Landscape Gallery, Orillia ON,

2021               kwewog giiwednong, Thunder Bay Art Gallery,

2020                Rhythym 6 Foot Festival, Debajehmujig Creative Centre, Manatowaning, ON
2019                Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
2018                Annual Art Auction, Thunder Bay Art Gallery

2017                Ontario-Wide Biennial (juried group), Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON

                        Perspectives from Here (juried group), Waddington’s Fine Art Auction, Toronto ON

2014-15           Parallel Route - Highway 17 Billboard Mural Project, Central Algoma District, Ontario

2014                The North Now, 2014 Northern Ontario Juried Exhibition (group),Thunder Bay Art Gallery

                        Highway 17 Mural, Iron Bridge, Ontario

                        Black Water (group), White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

2013                Parallel Route (solo), Timber Village Museum, Blind River, Ontario

                        Summer Show (group), Timber Village Museum, Blind River, Ontario

2012                 Mural, Band Office, Attawapiskat First Nation, Attawapiskat, Ontario

                        Black Water (group), White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario

                        Summer Show (group), Timber Village Museum, Blind River, Ontario

2008                 Performance for Terrance Houle, ImagiNative Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario

2005-06           Various Inner-city Mural projects, City of Toronto, Ontario

2002                Edge Gallery, Denver, Colorado, USA

1999                Dress paintings, Tourism Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

                        Divine (group, curator Rae Johnson), Propeller Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

                        Propeller Gallery (solo), Toronto, Ontario

1998                 Book works, Art Metropole, Toronto, Ontario



Community-Engaged Arts & Education Projects




2017                Facilitator, Experimental Landscape Painting, 4Elements, Kagawong, ON

                        Coordinator, “150 Reasons” mural project, Vibe Arts, Toronto, ON

2016                Professional Artist in Residence, MikChiyam, Cree School Board, QC

                        Facilitator, youth mural project, White Pines Secondary School, Sault Ste. Marie, ON -                         Facilitator, Community Working Together For Healthy Future Healing Arts, Garden River                         First Nation, ON

2015                Rivers Speak Project Creative Team Member and Facilitator, Thinking Rock                                                  Community Arts, Thessalon, ON

2014-15            Lead Coordinator, Graffiti Reframed project, Arts Council of Sault Ste. Marie & District/                                NORDIK Institute, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

                         Facilitator, Pan Am Games youth mural project, Arts Network For Children and Youth,                                      Toronto, On

2012-18            Lead Artist & Proprietor, Black Bird North Arts Studio, Rydal Bank, ON

2004-08            Project Coordinator, inner city youth mural projects, Art Starts Community Arts Cultural                                  Centre,Toronto, ON



Film and Theatre Experience


1996-03            IATSE & NABET Film Unions - Wardrobe (set, truck, sewing, breakdown) and Paint                                          (scenic) Departments

1997                 Canadian Film Centre - Wardrobe Designer, Independent Film productions

1994-96            Factory Theatre - Assistant wardrobe designer to Astrid Jansen



Teaching Experience and Arts 


2023                 Executive Director, 4Elements Living Arts, Manitoulin ON

2019-20            Arts and Culture Wikwemikong Manitoulin ON 

2019                 Visual Arts (LTO), W.C. Eaket Secondary School, Blind River, ON (Algoma District School                                  Board)
2018                  Visual Arts (LTO), Elliot Lake Secondary School, Elliot Lake, ON (Algoma District School                                    Board)

2016                 Visual Arts, James Bay Eeyou School, Chisasibi, QC (Cree School Board)

                         Occasional Teacher (Senior), various schools (Algoma District School Board)

2012-13            Principal & Teacher, Adult Education, Mississauga First Nation, ON

2009-12            Visual Arts, Leadership & Native Studies (grades 9-12), Vezina Secondary School,                                              Attawapiskat, ON (Attawapiskat First Nations Education Authority)

2007-09            Visual Arts (grades 6-12), Linden School for Girls, Toronto ON (Private School)


Juries and Panels


2018                     Juror, OAC Northern Arts

2006                     Juror, OAC Artists in Education




2023                        OAC Northern Arts Creation Project  

2022                        OAC Visual Arts Creation Project grant (Mid-Career) 

2021                        OAC Northern Arts Project grant

2019                        OAC Visual Arts Creation Project grant (Mid-Career)

2018                        Finalist, K.M. Hunter Artist award

2017                        OAC Visual Arts Creation Projects grant (Mid-Career)
                                OAC Northern Arts Projects grant           
                                OAC Artists in Communities and Schools Projects grant

2016                        OAC Chalmers Arts Fellowship grant
                                OAC Indigenous Artists in Communities and Schools Projects grant

2015                        OAC Indigenous Visual Artists' Materials grant

2014                        OAC Northern Arts Projects grant

2012                        OAC Artists in the Community and Workplace Projects grant
                                OAC Exhibition Assistance grant

2010                        OAC Emerging Artist grant

1999                        OAC Artists in Education grant

1996                        OAC Exhibition Assistance grant


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