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22 Mar - Meet Bard Artist: Hannah Berger

New York

Hannah Berger is a Florida-born artist known best for her sculptures that incorporate everyday objects from the domestic and natural worlds — like orange peels, deflated balloons, and oyster shells.

Name: Hannah Berger

Age: 24

Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL

Where you at now: NYC

Graduation Year: 2016

 

Inspiration quotes:

“I find most inspiration in old and worn things, in old people and other makers, and in forgotten places.”

“The guest room murals honor the Freehand building’s past and envision its future. Recalling the hotel’s artistic cultural past, from its history as the George Washington Hotel to its use as a housing facility for students of the School of Visual Arts, I’ve drawn inspiration from the artists in history that have influenced the culture surrounding the hotel, if not found residence within its walls, as well as imagined art makers of the past and future.”

Favorite museum in the U.S.?

I’ve only visited a couple times, but PAMM in Miami comes to mind. I like what they put in there, it’s right on the Biscayne Bay, and its exterior is decorated with plants all over.

 

What is your preferred medium? Why?

Glue. For it’s versatility, translucence, opacity, malleability.

 

Favorite activity other than art?

I like to be near water or in it. I only realized that I love the beach after I moved away from it.

 

What experience (or experiences) have most defined you as an artist, and shaped your style?

School. My style is a product of that proximity to so many other creative minds and making bodies.

 

What other projects are you working on besides the Freehand?

I am working on a new series of sculptures disembodying furniture, petrifying fruit peels, and building skins of glue.

 

Favorite museum in the U.S.?

I’ve only visited a couple times, but PAMM in Miami comes to mind. I like what they put in there, it’s right on the Biscayne Bay, and it’s exterior is decorated with plants all over.

 

Favorite activity other than art?

I like to be near water or in it. I only realized that I love the beach after I moved away from it.

 

What is your preferred medium? Why?

Glue. For it’s versatility, translucence, opacity, malleability.

 

Which objects, people, and places do you most find inspiration in?

I find most inspiration in old and worn things, in old people and other makers, and in forgotten places.

 

What is your creative process like?

My creative process usually begins with touching the material in my studio. I am most successful when I don’t try to think my way to an idea before using my hands.

 

What experience (or experiences) have most defined you as an artist, and shaped your style?

School. My style is a product of that proximity to so many other creative minds and making bodies.

 

Who is your favorite living artist right now?

I have many, but my main steady is Doris Salcedo.

 

What other projects are you working on besides the Freehand?

I am working on a new series of sculptures disembodying furniture, petrifying fruit peels, and building skins of glue.