Candace Hunter (chlee) creates visual stories. Using traditional and re-used materials, she offers new landscapes back to the viewer with a glimpse of history and admiration of the beautiful.
During the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, she began to do two things – offer free art classes on Instagram and to create what she now calls her “Brown Limbed Girls”.
chlee has produced multiple solo shows including, Dust in Their Veins, Hooded Truths, Loss/Scape, A Landscape of Loss and Prayer Circles: Sacred Text and Abstract Thought, and Familial Impressions: Six Generations of an American Family.
A highly respected artist in the Midwest, chlee has most recently received the Elevate Climate Change Maker Award (2022), 3Arts Next Level Award (2021), the Tim and Helen Meier Family Foundation Award (2020), the 3Arts Award (2016) and honored by the Diasporal Rhythms Collective. In 2020, she served as a juror for the Kentucky Foundation for Women and was a featured speaker at the Midwest Women in Ecology Conference (2019).