Melinda Hunt is an interdisciplinary artist whose works include video, photography, installation, and public art. She received a M.F.A. in Sculpture (1985) from the Yale School of Art and a M.Sc. in Digital Imaging & Design (2007) from New York University. She founded the Hart Island Project in 1991. She published a book, Hart Island (1998) in collaboration with photographer Joel Sternfeld. She has received awards from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts (1987), New York State Council on the Arts (1995, 2000, 2011) and Cana- da Council for the Arts (2008, 2009).