Barb Hunt received a Diploma in Art at the University of Manitoba and an MFA with a specialization in Fibres from Concordia University, Montreal. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. She taught visual art at Western University, Queen’s University, and Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she was a recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Research. She has also been awarded Canada Council grants; residencies in Canada, Paris and Ireland; and a Visual Arts Newfoundland & Labrador/CARFAC Endurance Award.