I'm Laura Hutson Hunter. I'm a freelance writer, editor, curator and art advisor, and I host Artists Talk, a weekly art talk show on WXNA.
You can find my writing in the Nashville Scene, where I worked as the arts editor for the better half of a decade. I also write for VICE and Art in America. 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've 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 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.