Hannah Valentine (b. 1989 Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland ) lives and works across Tāmaki Makaurau and Tauranga, Aotearoa.
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 wide-ranging practice takes form primarily in object and installation. Her work is pervaded by the human body and its various appendages and gestures. The artist brings together hand-moulded aspects with sourced materials including utilitarian climbing rope, the simplicity and precision of her careful compositions resulting in a tactile tension.