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Heidi Hahn (b. 1982) was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Hahn received her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2014, and has been the recipient of several awards, residencies, and fellowships, including the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residency, Jerome Foundation Grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME; and the Fine Arts Work Center Residency, Provincetown, MA, among others.
Her work has been collected by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France; Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, Helsinki, Finland; and New Century Art Foundation, Shanghai, China; in addition to being exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the world including the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS; Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY; and Premier Regard, Paris, France.
[…] Heidi Hahn joined us following the end of a recent show at Kohn Gallery titled Soft Joy. The title spoke to the idea that joy – a dramatic feeling of happiness that happens perhaps a few times in one’s life – can also be a smaller everyday feeling. The show featured paintings of women and explores the idea of gaze and feelings in materiality. To hear more about Soft Joy and other aspects of Hahn’s work, listen to the complete interview. […]