Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., The University of the South, Certificate in UX & Emerging Interaction Design, NYU.


Hunter is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, teaching sculpture and video.

Hunter Swenson (they/them) is a new media artist, sculptor, and photographer born and raised in rural Colorado. They graduated from Sewanee in 2018 with dual degrees in Art and Philosophy and have a professional certificate from New York University Tandon School of Engineering in UX and New Interaction Design.

Hunter’s work, drawn from lived experience and community, is split between the expression of how queerness manifests and forms itself in public and private spaces; and the quiet spaces within environments that act as pivotal moments of reflection and meditation. Hunter accomplishes this work using light, sound, installation, playful VR & AR experiences, sculpture, and photography.

Since graduating from Sewanee, Hunter has worked as the printer and studio assistant to several artists, helped found an artist collective in Durango, Colorado, and worked as a UX designer. Hunter has been published in Engaged Magazine, “Platinotype” by Pradip Malde, and self-published a zine. They have shown work in Colorado and Tennessee, with the latest being at the Carlos Gallery in the spring of 2023.