I'm Laura Hutson Hunter. I'm a writer, editor and curator.
You can find my writing in the Nashville Scene, where I’ve been on staff as the arts editor for the better half of a decade. I’ve written for VICE and Art in America. I host Artists Talk, a semi-regular art talk show on WXNA. I like to think of my style as non-academic intellectual writing — I love bringing big ideas down to earth.
As an independent curator and art advisor, I'm interested in exhibiting contemporary art from emerging and under-the-radar artists. I recently worked with Wilder to curate a pop-up exhibit of Nashville-based artists called Sleep Easy. Before that, I curated a three-person art show about sex magick called Triple Fantasy at Third Man Records, and I co-curated Selvage, an exhibit about textile-based art, with my friend Jodi Hays at Tennessee State University. I’m currently working on a series of themed art exhibits called ADULT CONTEMPORARY, which will be sponsored by the Scene — look for the first installment, Nerve, in February 2o2o.
I graduated from New York University with the individualized major of Art History and Cultural Anthropology. I've lived in East Tennessee and East Africa. I have a deep familiarity with Nashville-based artists combined with an expertise in contemporary art — and no shortage of opinions. I'm smart and fun to work with. You should hire me.
Still dying to know more? Check out this episode of the podcast Mirror Mirror, where I talk a little about writing but also about how Palmer’s cocoa butter is the superior moisturizer and I will fight you if you try to say otherwise.