Hunter Lewis Lake, born in 1991, is a Canadian multidisciplinary artist from Toronto who uses air conditioners to make art.
Hunter attended the George Brown College School of Design in Toronto before completing an interdisciplinary fine arts degree at NSCAD University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2016. While attending NSCAD, Hunter was both the recipient of the Robert Pope Foundation Award and the Louis Reznick Starfish Scholarship. In the final year of his program he was selected to work as a research assistant for The Arts in Schools Initiative in Cape Town, South Africa, and was also a selected finalist for the Starfish Student Art Award.
Hunter’s art practice puts to use broken/damaged aluminum and copper air-conditioner radiators. By bending the aluminum fins to reflect light, he explores the tonal variations of natural landscapes, iconic settings, and figurative compositions. Hunter’s art practice is environmentally friendly, original, and provocatively supports values of reusing and recycling. He enjoys traveling and trying new things, and if he’s not too busy working on a side project, he can be found rummaging through a scrap yard looking for his next new canvas.
Some of Hunter’s most notable works have recently been exhibited at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia, celebrating the Canada Council for the Arts 2017 Art Bank Purchases, followed by The 12 Trees of Christmas exhibition in Toronto: Celebrating the Joy of Creativity, taking place at the Gardiner Museum in December of 2015.