I like to make visible the fleeting and the overlooked, often investigating what is happening in a given space - a look, a nod, a comment, a gesture, or sound. It may interpret a landscape, describe events in a public space, or express a group interaction as a painting, installation, sculpture or drawing. Sometimes I enlist the help of others as observers and mark-makers, devising systems and opportunities for collaboration. A college student stacking blocks in a cafe, one for every time he hears laughter, a gallery attendant placing a mark on the wall for each time she is alone, or a visual trace of hundreds of personal responses to a single work of art, are some examples of projects in the works or completed. So, to review, it's whats happening within a space, and making a visual trace of those events, that compels me along.
Artist Bio / CV
Born in 1973 in Boston, Hannah Burr lives and works in Boston Massachusetts.
She is a graduate of Brown University and recipient of a MacDowell Colony fellowship, Mass. Cultural Council Fellowship, and a Berkshire Taconic Foundation Grant.
Her project: Fresh Eyes will be on view from May - September 2012at the Museum of Fine Art's Boston. Attendant was shown February 2012 at the Currier Museum of Art, NH.
Attendant is an ongoing project for which Burr is seeking new venues and collaborators. Please contact her for more information.
The Drawing Center: Visual Traces of Groups at Work was included as part of the Drawing Center's Spring Selections exhibition 2008.
Please visit www.hannahburr.com/cv for her complete exhibition history.