rebecca hunt


Rebecca Hunt is an artist and author living in east London. She graduated with a First Class degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2002, and has exhibited paintings in numerous exhibitions in the UK. She was selected as one of 18 artists and writers to join the Arctic Circle residency in October 2011, an annual expeditionary programe aboard a traditional ice-class sailing vessel in the International territory of Svalbard which voyages to the High Arctic. Her first novel 'Mr Chartwell' has currently been published in ten countries, including;
Fig Tree, Penguin UK, in October 2010, Random House in the USA in February 2011, as well as publishing houses in Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Brazil, Poland, and The Netherlands
'Mr Chartwell' was chosen and read by BBC Radio 4 as a 'Book At Bedtime' in October 2010. It was shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year at the Galaxy National Book Awards, longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award, selected as one of the 'Books of the Year' by The Independent, The Guardian, and The Evening Standard, and chosen by as one of the 'Most anticipated books of 2011.' 'Mr Chartwell' has also been nominated by QPBC as one of their New Voices In Fiction, and is the winner of the Coventry Word of Mouth award. Rebecca participated in the Edinburgh Book Festival in August 2011 along with various other literary events, and The Culture Show selected her as one of their '12 best new novelists' for BBC 2 as part of World Book Night, March 2011. She is currently writing her second novel and preparing for an exhibition at the JM London gallery in May 2012.

Kathryn Stockett, author of 'The Help': Mr Chartwell by Rebecca Hunt: A clever, entertaining, and deliciously literary novel that literally personifies Winston Churchill's 'black dog' of melancholy. It is dark comedy at its finest.


Selected Art Exhibitions:
Exhibition with Oliver Cromford at JM Gallery, opening May 17th, 2012.
London Art Fair 2009 as part of JM Gallery, London
Exhibition of new artists, as part of JM Gallery, London, 2009
Surface 08, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, 2008
Cube 08, Cube Gallery, Manchester, 2008
Unnatural Histories, The Nunnery Gallery, London, 2008
Open West Midlands 08, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 2008
Pages, Museum of Instillation, London, 2008
Residency at Gallery Yujiro, London, August - November 2007
Centre of Attentions Art Prize, London, 2003
Island Film & Video Festival, Prenelle Gallery, London, 2002
Huntings Art Prize, Royal College, London, 2001
Strangeways, Byamshaw College, London, 2000
957 miles, 1550km (part 2) Central Saint Martin's, London, 2000
A Strain of Blue, E-Loft, London, 2000
Upstarts ACME Fine Arts, London, 2000
957 miles, 1550 km (part 1) Lelub Pod Reka, Krakow, Poland, June 2000
Short story writing bio:
Jokes I think you'll like based on the times I've met you / FailBetter / September 2009
Life is a War with the Trolls in the Vaults of the Heart and Brain / Parthian Press's Nu Writing anthology: Fiction and Stuff / 2009 ISBN 978-1-905762-97-2
Ama try write you love letter, but ama changin' into werewolv / The Oddville Press / February 2009
Cockfighting: An introduction for hobbyists and enthusiasts / This Zine Will Change Your Life / January 2009
Happiness is for the pigs / Forge Journal / Winter 2008-2009
Slide it across the floor with your foot / Thieves Jargon / November 2009
Sports Cooking For Athletes / Sein und Werden / November 2008
Operating on an alien for the first time? Please refer to these frequently asked questions / Feathertale Review / October 2008
A Sexy of Bats / The Beat / October 2008
Congratulations, you have graduated with honours from The School of Mahouts
/ Monkeybicycle / October 2008
Hunting, Gathering, Slathering, Bothering / Gloom Cupboard / October 2008
I own an octopus / Tansmission Magazine / September 2008 ISSN: 1752-3729