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Hannah Lees’ work encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, textiles, ceramics, internet art, performance, writing, sound and video.
Lees investigates ideas of cycles: constancy and mortality; the sense that things come to an end and the potential for new beginnings.
This constancy, be it in religion, science, history or in organic matter, is visible in her practice through her attempts to make sense of and recognise traces of life.
Through appreciating this, her work is focused towards an understanding of the essential nature of the materials she uses.
She completed a Postgraduate Diploma at Chelsea College of Arts and a Foundry Residency at the Royal College of Art. She was awarded the Micro Residency at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (Scotland).
Previous exhibitions include:
Vital Materiality at Assembly Point, Companion Planting at The Living Room (both London), Overview at SAMUEL Gallery (Chicago, United States of America) and the Turner Contemporary and the British Museum Commission (Margate, United Kingdom).
Current and forthcoming exhibitions include:
The Hive Mind at The Hive Koppel Project, The Turning of Existence Into Its Opposite at Kingsgate Workshop (both London), You See Me Like A UFO at Marcelle Joseph Projects, The Sleeping Procession at CASS Sculpture Foundation (Goodwood, United Kingdom) and Reading Rooms (Melbourne, Australia).