Born in 1989
Hannah Lee (b. 1989, Madison, Wisconsin); BFA: Parsons School of Design, NY; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating in 2012, Lee has participated in numerous group shows in New York, Providence and San Francisco, as well as internationally in Manila and Tokyo. Lee made her solo debut at Entrance in 2021 with First Language, followed by her second solo show at Entrance, Outside, in the spring of 2023. In Lee’s paintings, her subject matter and composition render common scenes with spectral qualities, renewing the reverie of life’s fleeting and transient moments.
“No matter how straightforward some of Lee’s realist scenes seem to be, their clarity tilts toward the dreamlike rather than the observed or remembered. Pressed to characterize her work, I would call it “liminal realism.” She depicts an uncanny situation so that it may initially strike the viewer as believable, which might be considered the opposite of surrealism.” - John Yau, Hyperallergic
The Community Centre
18.10. — 11.11.2023