Ashley Hunt

2006-2007 Vera List Center Fellow
Ashley Hunt uses image, object, word, performance, and collaborative strategies to engage the ideas of social movements, the writing of history, and the sensing of our political environment, our bodies, and possibilities within them. His primary subject has been the United States prison system, as it expresses the country's racial and cultural histories. His current work, Degrees of Visibility, is a large body of landscape photographs that examines how prisons and jails sit within their physical and cultural surroundings, forming the aesthetic production of mass imprisonment. Ashley lives in Los Angeles, where he directs the Photography and Media Program at CalArts. He developed the fellowship project, 9 Scripts from a Nation at War during the Public Domain cycle of VLC programs, in collaboration with Andrea Geyer, Ashley Hunt, Katia Sander, and David Thorne.