Hannah Parr - Studio

Hannah Parr

Germany 1984

Illustration, Painting, Drawing


Hannah Parr
Hannah Parr
October 18, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Hannah Parr is a German artist best known for her colorful paintings, often dark and playful at the same time, reflecting her own personal energy. Hannah was born in 1984, in Berlin. She graduated with honors Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Hannah Parr’s Sketch Book

Hannah Parr - Sketch Book pages, 2008
Hannah Parr – Sketch Book pages, 2008

This young artist’s approach is to create a new life for abandoned objects, using them instead of canvas, in a whole new context. She found pleasure and satisfaction in searching and discovering the forgotten beauty of these discarded pieces.

Hannah’s paintings often indicate her personal engagement in the process – making visible the combinations of color and movement. This is where is most notable her preference is to use classical techniques with a completely contemporary execution. Her 2011 exhibition in Mother Drucker, titled My Family and other animals, brought her attention from the art world. Hannah presented her animal paintings on wood and silkscreen prints. As the author said herself, they are all semi-autobiographical.

Artworks from My Family and other Animals exhibition

Hannah Parr - Goat and Luna, 2010
Hannah Parr – Goat and Luna, 2010

Hannah Parr lives and works between Berlin and Santo Domingo.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2011My Family and Other AnimalsMother Drucker, print house and GallerySolo
2011Obst & GemuseThe Brooklyn Flee, NYCSolo
2011In Black and WhiteTwo Window Project, BerlinGroup
2011WantedTwo Window Project, BerlinGroup
2010PERGO Illustrate Creative City, BerlinGroup
2010HANNAHPaintings LANGBRETT Visual Research Gallerie, BerlinSolo
2010FauxparrDon't Panic, BerlinSolo
2010100 years of Alfa RomeoCult Art, Online ExhibitionGroup
2010Lost and FoundFantom Gallerie, BerlinGroup
2009TAOMACGallery 33, BerlinGroup
2008Mural painting for Laundrettas Mothership Trash CityGlastonbury festivalGroup
2007Signage for Laundrettas Mothership Trash CityGlastonbury festivalGroup
2007Brompton Art FairLondonGroup
2007The Brick lane gallery/second spaceLondonGroup
2006OXO TowerLondonGroup