Hannah Valentine

MFA (Hons, 1st class), BA/BFA - Elam School of Fine Arts


Hannah Valentine's practice follows two distinct threads. The first is an interest in the body and tactile sensibilities. If we are being conditioned away from sensibility, towards consumerism, she questions how we might reinvigorate feeling and its importance in the way we interact with the world and each other. The second thread concerns our environment and impending climate crisis. Valentine’s work takes form primarily in object and installation.

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions


2021 Sensible instability, RM Gallery and Project Space, Auckland
2020 Interference, Visions, Auckland
2019 Something other, held in common, with Toss Woollaston, Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland
2019 //drift (in collaboration with James Wylie), Auckland Art Fair Projects 2019, Commissioned by Deadly Ponies, curated by Francis McWhannell
2018 Looking in, breathing out, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington (with Vivienne Worn)
2018 A thought for disruption, Auckland Art Fair Projects 2018, Commissioned by Deadly Ponies, curated by Francis McWhannell and Gabriela Salgado
2017 Art and physicality: On the body in the age of hyperindustrialism, Elam Graduate Show 2017, University of Auckland
2017 Flex, Small Space, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
2016 Grips, slips, of space, a memory, Drawing Wall project, Te Tuhi, Auckland
2015 The Arena, Glovebox, Auckland
2014 At-one-moment, Pilot Space, Hamilton (with Alex Luiten)
2014 Racquet Service, Window, Auckland
2013 City Fitness, Ferarispace, Auckland
2012 Towards a classical approach to the body within the constructed landscape, Wellesley Street Window Project at Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland
2011 Theatre of Freedom, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland (with Alex Dixon)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Hand-held, Page Galleries, Wellington
2021 Natural processes (CY), Brick Bay Sculpture Trail installation, Matakana
2020 POST, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Ōtepoti
2020 Hauhake, organized by Jade Townsend, Objectspace, Auckland
2020 Art by Artists, 5he1l, Auckland
2020 A few too many hang-ups, The Tuesday Club, Auckland
2020 Melbourne Virtual Art Fair, Visions Gallery
2019 Hot Mess, Bowerbank Ninow, Auckland
2018-19 Owhango Summer Sculpture Show, Owhango, Ruapehu District
2018 Re-performance of Bucket Action by Bruce Barber (1974), as part of Groundswell: Avant-Garde Auckland 1971–79 , Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki, Auckland
2018 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards, Sanderson Contemporary, Auckland
2018 Sporting, DEMO, Auckland
2017 State of Play, The Vivian, Matakana
2017 Graduate Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
2017 Back to Fore, George Fraser Gallery, Auckland
2016 MIRAGE closing SALON, Mirage Gallery, Auckland
2016 New Perspectives, curated by Simon Denny, Artspace, Auckland
2016 93 Accord, Artspace carpark, curated by Karl Bayly and Dave Ed Cooper, Auckland
2015-2016 24th Wallace Art Awards, Award Winners and Travelling Finalists exhibition, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: 8 September to 8 November 2015, Pataka Art + Museum: 28 November to 7 February 2016, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville:18 February to 24 April 2016
2015 Three lefts make a right (curated by Karl Bayly), North Projects, Christchurch
2015 The Assemblage Show, The Vivian, Matakana
2015 Pilot Fundraiser, Pilot Space, Hamilton
2015 One's Own Trade, The Crate – 4 Weekends / 4 Art Installations, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland
2014-2015 23rd Wallace Art Awards, Award Winners and Travelling Finalists exhibition, Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: 2 September to 9 November 2014, Pataka Art + Museum: 29 November 2014 to 8 February 2015, Wallace Gallery Morrinsville: 25 February to 19 April 2015
2014 Started from the bottom… now we’re here!, Pilot, Hamilton
2014 Saloon des Ferari 2014, Fuzzyvibes, Auckland
2014 New Beginnings are in the Offing, Fuzzyvibes, Auckland
2014 CASS, curated by Rebecca Boswell, Loft (temporary exhibition space), Auckland
2013 Saloon des Ferari 2, Ferarispace, Auckland
2013 We'd make it, If we just held hands, Garden place (temporary exhibition space), Hamilton
2012 Made Active: Performance series, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
2012 Launch 2011:A selection of work by high-achieving graduating Elam students, Projectspace B431, Auckland
2012 Snake Pit Long Tail, Snake Pit, Auckland
2011 To Take Place, Window, Auckland
2011 BIG Little City Late Night Art, Freyberg Square/Snake Pit, Auckland
2011 Welcome to Snake Pit, Snake Pit, Auckland
2010 Opening of the Simons Centre for Geometry and Physics, The State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York.

Awards and Residencies

2020 A-Z West Work Trade Residency, California (Postponed - Covid)
2020 Molly Morpeth Canaday 3D Highly Commended Award
2018 Glaister Ennor Award Recipient
2018 Deadly Ponies Auckland Art Fair Commission
2017 Blues Award in Arts and Culture, University of Auckland
2017 Te Arerenga Project Residency, Rarotonga
2017 National Contemporary Art Award Finalist
2016 Iris Fisher Scholarship Recipient
2015 Wallace Art Awards Finalist
2014 Wallace Art Awards Finalist

Work is held in the Chartwell Collection.

Hannah was a member of the RM Collective from 2018 - 2021. She co-directed the artist-run space LOFT Jervois with Ashleigh Wilding from 2014-2015.