Heidi Hahn’s painting combines references to gestural abstraction with the figurativeness of expressive painting and reveals a unique view to current issues such as the relationship between identity, gender and society. Impressions of everyday situations and her personal surroundings trigger Hahn’s intuitive, dynamic painting process. Layer by layer, motifs of “body spaces” emerge. The borders between environment and body, surface and background are fluid. Hahn speaks of “narrative formalism”. In this sense, the intrinsic worldliness of painting is amalgamated with the intrinsic worldliness of the figures.
Born in Los Angeles in 1982, Heidi Hahn currently lives and works in New York. Her works are part of renowned museum collections such as the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, New Orleans Museum of Art, Kadist Foundation Paris, New Century Art Foundation Shanghai or Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Helsinki. Her paintings were presented at internationally renowned museum exhibitions such as at LSU Museums L.A, High Art Museums Atlanta, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art or New Orleans Museum of Art.