I create shared spaces and experiences that break down social barriers and catalyze connections between people and communities.

My projects include telling the whole stories of underrepresented neighborhoods, connecting people through stories of first loves, activating vacant spaces into community hubs, and bringing people around the world together to creatively build stronger cities. My Neighborhood Postcard Project has been carried out in 18 communities from Santiago, Chile to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  

In 2011 I walked from Los Angeles to New Mexico — an experience that continues to fuel my desire to tell the stories of underrepresented people and places.


CONNECT

hf@hunterfranks.com

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HONORS + AWARDS

2014 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant Recipient

2014 The Project for Public Spaces Placemaking Leadership Council

2014 The GOOD 100, GOOD Magazine

2014 Invest In Neighborhoods Economic Development and Arts Programs Grant Recipient, San Francisco, CA

2013 Makeshift Society Artist-in-Resident, San Francisco, CA

2013 Awesome Foundation Grant Recipient, San Francisco, CA

EXHIBITIONS + PUBLIC ART

2014 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

2014 Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, GA

2013 Califas Exhibition, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2013 Sunday Streets, Livable City, San Francisco, CA

2013 Makeshift Society, San Francisco, CA

2013 Freespace, San Francisco, CA


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