Hannah Marie Smith's practice combines performance, photography, tracing, cutting, carving, and casting to explore the intersection of complexity and understanding. Hannah Marie Smith graduated from Plymouth State University, NH with a BFA in Printmaking. Introduced to glass through Vitreography, cold working, and kiln forming during an internship at Squam River Studios, NH she has gone on to manage the Print Shop at Pilchuck Glass School where she works with Artists in Residence in the production of prints for their permanent collection. She has been an artist in residence at The Holderness School and Grin City Collective. Her work has been shown throughout New England, including shows at 808 Gallery in Boston MA, McGowan Fine Art, in Concord NH, and Artstream Gallery in Rochester NH. Currently she is exhibiting and teaching workshops nationally.
One’s understanding of the natural world is limited by their physicality and capacity for complexity. This fundamental relationship between self and other is at the core of our personal experience. Working in the mediums of printmaking, performance, and sculpture, I conduct investigations that test ideas of limitation, infinity, and endurance, while gaining knowledge of our reality, and relation to it. These investigation employ methods of replication, repetition, and reduction, because they are integral to the process of observation, internalization, and understanding. Action is recorded and surfaces serve as markers of time and effort, indicators of labor. Through sharing, these objects and experiences contribute to conversations on human behavior, development, resiliency and control.