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Hannah Parr (b.1984) Is a British Chinese Artist based in Berlin and Santo Domingo. Parr first encountered the Caribbean on an artist residency in the Dominican Republic around three years ago (2014). Her fascination with the Caribbean stems from an interest and deep appreciation of the indigenous mix of traditions that have their roots in African, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Arabic cultures.

Travel and exploration are central in Parr's practice. She works almost exclusively with discarded wood. The found objects become vectors, tools for exploration where paint and mindful decision-making elevate, enliven and present the objects anew. The work evokes an autonomy of form in its more physical presence; a celebration of unexpected formal qualities: forces that appeal to our sense of history and love of storytelling; an exploration of the requirements of function, and how these forces unify us, simplifying our being.

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Born 1984 United kingdom

Education

2006 — Graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design

 

Artist residencies

2016 — Villa Lena, Tuscany, Italy 

2014 — AIR — Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

2013 — Touscene, Stavanger, Norway 

2012 — /A Word of Art, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Solo exhibitions

2018 — USM and UNStudio — Artworks on display at a laboratory for the invention 

and articulation of new models of work by USM, Berlin 

2017— Weather Report — Haenska, Berlin 

2014 — Still Life — Volume Gallery, Berlin 

2013 — Serendipity — Reed Projects, Stavanger, Norway 

2012 — Edible Material — Wieden+Kennedy, London

2011 — My Family and Other Animals — Mother Drucker, Berlin

 

Group exhibitions

2016 — Concurso de Arte Eduardo León Jimenes—  La Republic Dominicana 

2016 — The Logic We Value — a duo show with Quisqueya Henriquez, Santo Domingo

2015 — Saloon — Sexauer Gallery, Gallery Weekend Berlin

2015 — La — Casa Quien, Santo Domingo

2014 — AIR — Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic 

2013 — The path is less constructed — M Contemporary, Sydney 

 

COMMISSIONED EDITORIAL

2014 — YCN — Shop window display, London

2011 — M.A.C Cosmetics — Illustrations for the Fall issue of M·A·Czine 

2007 — 20 Hoxton Square gallery, London — Newspaper design

2005 — Wolf Olins — Illustrations for the re-branding of Manpower

 

Published

2016 — Cover art— Veinte postales, by Frank Baez 

2014 — Vogue Magazine, September issue