• When: March 5, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Where: Art Building Annex, BFA Workspace (AB 60), 1990 SW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97201
  • Details:

    The PSU MFA Critical Conversation Series welcomes Hannah Piper Burns for a public talk on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 12-1pm

    Hannah Piper Burns is guided by the vibrations of her interior life against the forces and instruments of popular culture, and the axioms “as above, so below” and “not either/or, but both and yes.” Her project-based multimedia practice evokes ambivalent embodiment, intimacy with complicity and metaphysical mundanity. She plays fast and loose with the idea of mediums and materials.

    Over the last year, she has participated in the group shows “Can Touch This” at Paragon Arts Center in Portland and “Hot Rolled” at Outback Arthouse in Los Angeles, as well as a two-person show, “Shattersquelch/The Utmost Natural,” with Ryan Fontaine at HAIR + NAILS in Minneapolis and a solo exhibition, “Venus Retrograde,” at the Portland Art Museum (in the APEX series curated by Grace Kook-Anderson). She was featured in the Northwest Film Center’s “Not Sorry: Feminist Experimental Film from the 1970s to Today” curated by Mia Ferm and Kristin Lené Hole and the textbook Film Feminisms: A Global Perspective (by Hole and Dijana Jelača), and juried the Onion City Experimental Film Festival in Chicago. In her spare time, she hosts a podcast that recaps The Bachelor through the lens of astrology, practices casual divination, and enjoys Jazzercise.

    Portland State University MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series and Critical Conversation Series is sponsored by the PSU School of Art + Design. The series brings together artists, curators, and critics from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience.

    FREE and open to the public