Hanna Washburn’s soft sculptures sag and bulge in shapes that reference human anatomy. Their plush forms grow almost organically from clothing, furniture, and found objects. Hanna’s work is focused on associations; the materials she uses come from objects with previous stories told in fabrics that come from domestic interiors (upholstery, gingham table cloths, curtains) and the sculptures she creates blend the feminine, grotesque, maternal, modest, and sexual.
Hanna Washburn was born in Boston, MA, and currently lives and works in the Hudson Valley, NY. She
received her MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in 2018, and her BA in Fine Art and English
Literature from Kenyon College in 2014. In 2019, Washburn received an Artist Grant provided by the United Breast Cancer Foundation and Chashama. In 2020, Washburn presented her solo show, Homebody, at theJames Library and Center for the Arts in Norwell, MA.
Washburn has exhibited with Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York, NY), The Affordable Art Fair (New York, NY), Rice University (Houston, TX), Chashama (New York, NY), and the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute (Utica, NY). She has held residences at Monson Arts (2020), Vermont Studio Center (2019), the Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston (2019), the Textile Arts Center (2018), and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Colony (2018).