Brooke Hunter

b.1997 Bend, Oregon 

Lives and works in Southern California.

  Brooke Hunter is a 24-year-old artist originally from the Midwest. She moved to California in 2016, after receiving a scholarship to study at Laguna College of Art and Design.

      Brooke enjoys painting subjects such as the human figure and still life. Her goal is to capture those feelings and thoughts that are so often just fleeting moments and turn them into something that feels grounded, cohesive, and relatable.

      She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting spring of 2020 and is currently teaching in Santa Ana at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA).

Education

2016- 2020          

 B.F.A., Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD), Laguna Beach, CA

2015-2016

 Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Exibitions, Honors and Awards

2020

BFA Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA

First place- City of Laguna Beach Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

Strokes of Genius 12  winner (Magazine release 2021)

Southwest Art's Magazine "21 under 31": Young Artists to Watch in 2020: Brooke Hunter

     https://www.southwestart.com/featured/21-under-31-young-artists-to-watch-in-2020-brooke-hunter

Director's Choice Award- Rites of Passage 16th Annual Emerging Artist Exhibit, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Virtual BFA Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA

Palette Project 2020 Recipient, Scottsdale, AZ 

COVID-19 Artist's Grant Recipient, Community Engagement Org, Santa Ana, CA

2019

Student Scholarship- Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE), Williamsburg, VA

Art of the Portrait Scholarship Award- Portrait Society of America, Atlanta, GA

City of Laguna Beach Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

​LCAD Student Juried Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

Featured artist, Studio 7 Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

Featured artist, Hobie Surf Shop, Laguna Beach, CA

Women in Art Group Show, Las Lagunas Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

"Meet Brooke Hunter," SDVoyager, June 10, 2019. 

          http://sdvoyager.com/interview/meet-brooke-hunter/

2018     

​LCAD Student Juried Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA

Small Works Summer show 805 Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 
Featured work on the NSU Art Department Promotional brochure, Oklahoma


2017​     

                       

LCAD Student Juried Art Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA


2014​ 

                         

"Best of Show”, Congressional Art Competition, District 2- Oklahoma, United States Capitol,Washington, DC
3 Gold and 3 Silver Key Awards, Scholastic Art Competition, Regional
First Place, Drawing, High School Tournament of Champions, Oklahoma

“Best of Show”, Interscholastic, Division 1 Art Competition, Oklahoma
High Merit, Celebrating Art National Book Competition -Spring Addition
First Place, Drawing Category, Northeast Oklahoma Area Art Show, Junior Division
First Place, Painting Category, Northeast Oklahoma Area Art Show, Junior Division
The Artists of Northwest Arkansas, 20th Annual Regional 10 State, Professional Art Exhibition, Arkansas


2013                               

​ “Best of Show”, Congressional Art Competition, District 2- Oklahoma, United States Capitol, Washington, DC
Published in Celebrating Art National Book Competition -Summer Addition
Published in Celebrating Art National Book Competition -Fall Addition

 

2012​       

​First, Second, Third Place and Honorable Mention, Northeast Oklahoma Area Art Show, Junior Division,
Published in Celebrating Art National Book Competition - Winter Addition
2011​ National Top 10 Winner, Celebrating Art National Book
Competition - Winter Addition
Published in Celebrating Art National Book Competition -Summer Addition

“Best of Show”, Cherokee County Art Show, Oklahoma