Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Alexis Hunter

Self-portrait

Self-portrait

Alexis Hunter. Self-portrait, 1977.

Description:
One of the most prominent feminist artists operating in the 1970s, Alexis Hunter often employs herself within her works. Typically including a hand whose actions spell out a narrative, this self-portrait is a comparatively rare example of the artist using her body as the subject. The lines which split the figure and hide her modesty echo the divisive, chronological approach employed throughout Hunter’s oeuvre, heavily informed by the filmic development of narrative. Taken while she hitchhiked across the USA, this self-portrait captures Hunter during her time researching for a review of feminist art in America which she had been commissioned to write for feminist magazine Spare Rib.

Medium:
Photography

Tags:
USA, photography, self-portrait, feminism, camera, mirror, Spare Rib, San Francisco

Images
Approach to Fear XIII:  Pain - Destruction of CauseSelf-portraitThe ModelApproach to Fear XVII: Masculinisation of Society - exorcise Dialogue with a RapistObject SeriesDomestic Warfare

Location
London, London
England

Contact
13 Hillier House, 46 Camden Square
London, London
England
alexishunter@mail.com

Text, images, audio, and/or video in the Feminist Art Base are copyrighted by the contributing artists unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.