Marc Hundley

Marc Hundley (b. 1971, Toronto, Canada) makes paintings and prints that resemble band posters and enigmatic advertisements.

He recycles fragments of culture, appropriate images, and words from other artists, poets, or musicians, reflecting his taste, which is multi-faceted and romantic. Often, he makes posters or fold-out ephemera which he gives out for free, turning fine art into democratic object. His work often offers text from music, literature, or poetry that have inspired the artist. Beyond the cultural referents of Hundley’s quotations, each of the works correlate to a personal moment, place, or feeling.

Artist: Studio

"I like it when a writer or a musician addresses the reader or listener, especially if they say what they want to be to the listener. Like in Jane Eyre when Charlotte Bronte turns from the description of a character to the audience to say, 'oh, romantic reader, forgive me for telling the plain truth.'"

Artworks

Marc Hundley,

St. Sebastian in... (a proud and lofty fight),

2024,

Acrylic on canvas, artist's frame,

41 × 31 in (104.14 × 78.74 cm)

 

Marc Hundley,

They thought he would fight fiercely,

2023,

74 ¼x 146 ½ × 2 in (188.595 × 372.11 × 5.08 cm)

Acrylic on canvas, artist's frame

 

Marc Hundley,

That's Us,

2023,

40 × 30 ¼ in (101.6 × 76.835 cm)

Acrylic on card, artist's frame

 

Marc Hundley,

Nature,

2023,

74 ¼ × 146 ½ × 2 in (188.595 × 372.11 × 5.08 cm)

Acrylic on canvas, artist's frame

Marc Hundley,

Friends,

2023,

50 × 38 in (127 × 96.52 cm)

Acrylic on canvas, artist's frame

Marc Hundley,

The Narcissus of Pompeii,

2023,

74 ¼ × 146 ½ × 2 in (188.595 × 372.11 × 5.08 cm)

Acrylic on canvas, artist's frame

 

Marc Hundley,

La Couronne d’Or,

2023,

48 × 60 in (121.92 × 152.4 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

 

Marc Hundley,

And Right Now (for Janet),

2023,

16 ½ × 24 ½ in (41.91 × 62.23 cm)

Acrylic on card, artist's frame

Marc Hundley,

Pansies (for Bill),

2023,

68 × 80 in (172.72 × 203.2 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

Marc Hundley,

The hand that takes,

2019,

30 × 24 in (76.2 × 60.96 cm)

Xerox print mounted to board

Marc Hundley,

Your Eyes,

2020,

22 ¾ × 16 ¾ in (57.785 × 42.545 cm)

Xerox Print, Photo courtesy of Ratio 3

Marc Hundley,

I AM,

2019,

67 ½ × 48 in (171.45 × 121.92 cm)

Acrylic on canvas, mounted to board

Marc Hundley,

Crickets (For Robin Christopher Hundley),

2019,

29 ½ × 24 in (74.93 × 60.96 cm)

Xerox print mounted to board

Marc Hundley,

please don't leave me (for alex),

2016,

18 × 12 in (45.72 × 30.48 cm)

Xerox print

Marc Hundley,

what can we do,

2016,

18 × 12 in (45.72 × 30.48 cm)

Xerox print

Marc Hundley,

body's in trouble,

2016,

10 ½ × 8 in (26.67 × 20.32 cm)

Xerox print

Marc Hundley,

hey moon,

2016,

17 × 11 in (43.18 × 27.94 cm)

Xerox print

Marc Hundley,

universal soldier,

2016,

17 × 11 in (43.18 × 27.94 cm)

Xerox print

Marc Hundley,

disposable boyfriends,

2016,

48 × 36 in (121.92 × 91.44 cm)

Acrylic on canvas

Installation Views

Installation view, Once there was a tree, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK, 2024

Exhibitions

Marc Hundley, The Vanity of Human Greatness, Sep 13 – Oct 21, 2023
Marc Hundley, UNDER THE NET, Nov 9 – Dec 14, 2019
Marc Hundley, New Music, May 6 – Jun 5, 2016

Publications

Marc Hundley
The Voyage Out, 2023

Marc Hundley
To Sing for You, 2021

Press

William Van Meter "Don’t Touch Anything: Cat Power Covers Bob Dylan and Takes in Marc Hundley’s Epic Show at New York’s Canada Gallery." Artnet October 17, 2023

Chris Black "Artist Marc Hundley Recommends Finding Success After 40." GQ October 5, 2023

Kurt Soller "Inside the Elaborate, Enviable Design of Three New York Homes." The New York Times September 21, 2023

Johnston, Jeremy, and Darling Green "The APAA's Top Works under $25K at Frieze Los Angeles 2023." Frieze February 15, 2023

Na Kim "Infinite Dictionaries: A Conversation with Marc Hundley." The Paris Review July 27, 2022

Minya Quirk "At Home With Marc Hundley." Afternoon Light July 25, 2022

Ernesto Macias "These Downtown 4 Democracy T- Shirts Are an Investment in the Future." Interview Magazine November 3, 2020

"How to... With Marc Hundley." More or Less October 7, 2020

Gabrielle Leung "Helmut Lang Taps Artist Marc Hundley for Limited-Edition, Hand-Stenciled Pieces." Hypebeast November 5, 2019

Sara Roffino "Rafael de Cárdenas Selects His Picks at Object & Thing." Cultured April 30, 2019

Sarah Spellings "The Woman Creating an Avant-Garde Destination at Nordstrom’s New Manhattan Store." The Cut April 9, 2018

Alex Hawgood "Beached Goods: Marc Hundley's Water Island Inspired Designs." PIN-UP January 1, 2018

Bart Boehlert "Marc Hundley's New Furniture Collection Has an Appealing Airiness." Architectural Digest September 18, 2017

Madeleine Luckel "Artist Marc Hundley Debuts His First Furniture Collection." Vogue Magazine May 26, 2017

Casey Lesser "The Very Best of Frieze New York." Artsy May 5, 2017

Will Heinrich "A Fatigue-Free Guide to Frieze New York." The New York Times May 4, 2017

André-Naquian Wheeler "why marc hundley recreated his williamsburg apartment at nyc frieze." i-D April 6, 2017

Olivia Laing "You Are Welcome: Trying to Make Sense of It All." Frieze Magazine August 14, 2016

Sarah P. Hanson "There’s no place like home: Frieze New York gets domestic." The Art Newspaper May 4, 2017

Scott Indrisek "Marc Hundley Explains His Solo Show at Team Gallery." BlackBook September 18, 2013

"Marc Hundley, ‘The Waves, the Body Alone’." TimeOut August 27, 2013

Sinsia Mackovic "Marc Hundley." The Heavy Mental September 2011

Sam Parker "Marc Hundley." The Last Magazine October 5, 2011

Kathleen Massara "Nostalgia Is Alive For Marc Hundley." The L Magazine September 28, 2011

Yale Breslin "Marc Hundley : Joan Baez is Alive." DAZED Digital September 19, 2011

Ken Miller "Marc Hundley Puts the Dic in Dictionary." Interview Magazine May 19, 2011

Emily Hall "Marc Hundley." Artforum December 2011 p. 253 - 254

Elizabeth Kley "Marc Hundley, "Joan Baez is Alive"." Time Out New York October 2011 pg. 33

CV

b. 1971, Toronto, Canada

Lives and works in New York, NY

  • Selected Solo Exhibitions

    • 2024

      Once there was a tree, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    • 2023

      The Vanity of Human Greatness, CANADA, New York, NY

    • 2020

      I Wish It Were Raining, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

      In Another Country, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    • 2019

      Under The Net, Canada, New York, NY

    • 2017

      Island, 23 Washington Square North, New York, NY

      Circus of Sour, Teen Party, Brooklyn, NY

    • 2016

      New Music, CANADA, New York, NY

    • 2015

      I Love Coming Home, MKG127, Toronto, Canada

    • 2013

      The Waves, The Body Alone, Team Gallery, New York, NY

    • 2011

      Team Gallery, New York, NY

      Joan Baez is Alive, Art Since The Summer Of ’69, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, Australia

      Dictionary, Art Since the Summer of ’69, New York, NY (In Collaboration with Rainoff)

  • Selected Group Exhibitions

    • 2023

      Canada on Paper, Canada East Hampton, East Hampton, NY

      Local Objects, International Objects, Brooklyn, NY

    • 2022

      The Deep End, CANADA East Hampton, East Hampton, NY

      Space Forgets You, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    • 2021

      La Boîte-en-Valise, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

      I Know Where I'm Going: Who Can I Be Now, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, United Kingdom

      Lost Weekend, Yvon Lambert and Galerie Allen, Paris, France

    • 2020

      We Fight To Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

      Via dell’Inferno, Herald St at Galleria Spazia, Bologna, Italy

    • 2019

      Canada b/w Drag City, Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL

    • 2018

      Use Your Illusion, Herald St., London, United Kingdom

      A Page from My Intimate Journal (part I), Gordon Robichaux, New York, NY

      Tell Him What We Said, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

      I Am A Scientist, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark