Hunter grew up in Decatur, Alabama surrounded by good north Alabama storytellers and embellishers. After one year of college, she went looking for adventure in the tall mountains of Montana and Wyoming where she resided for almost ten years, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking from Montana State University, Bozeman. She returned to the south in 2000 to attend graduate school at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and earned a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking in 2003.
Besides making art, Hunter operates a custom design and letterpress printing business called Blackbird Letterpress in Baton Rouge, which she started in 2003. Blackbird Letterpress specializes in wedding invitations, stationery, handmade notebooks and other ephemera with a focus on good craftsmanship and good design.
Her work is part of the permanent collections at Louisiana State University Museum of Art and Special Collections of Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, among others.