Hadley Nunes is an artist and educator whose creative practice includes painting, performance and curation. She exhibits internationally and is part of The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation collection in Katonah, New York. Nunes has participated in residencies for both performance and visual art in the United States, France and Japan. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Her studio habits combine methods of intelligence—both conceptual and embodied—with approaches to paint that embrace ambiguity and participate in contemporary and historic gradations between abstraction and figuration. Her paintings operate as symbolic portals that mirror potentials yet unknown across the human/nature dialectic. Through a symbiotic relationship in practice and presentation, she questions the notion that humanity and nature are separate and asks herself (and the viewer) how we might heal through future dialogues of interconnectivity.