Born in Rome, where he currently lives and works, Hitnes is a painter and muralist. A frequent traveler, Hitnes has completed residencies in countries including China, Australia, Mexico, Russia, Norway, Colombia, and the United States. His work has been featured in venues around the globe, including the Instituto Italiano di Cultura, New York; Museo Civico di Zoologia, Rome; 999contemporary, Rome; and Fifty24MX, Mexico City, among others.
Learn more about Hitnes here: http://www.hitnes.org/
Learn more about The Image Hunter project here: http://www.theimagehunter.org/
As part of the project, Hitnes created 53 miniature etchings of birds for his book Fragments of the Birds of America, a riff on Audubon’s magnum opus. These etchings will be on display as part of The Image Hunter: On the Trail of John James Audubon. The etchings can be viewed below:
During his 2015 trek throughout the United States, Hitnes painted several public murals. For each mural, he painted a specific bird that he discovered nearby. Larger than life, the murals serve as a public reminder of the avian creatures that Audubon pursued.