Hannah Clegg

Hannah Clegg

Hannah Clegg is a visual artist based in Belfast. She understands painting as intuitive, kaleidoscopic prayer. In her practice, it is a threshold unto devotion, intimacy, and contemplative observation, where the Spiritual and the Emotional meet. For Hannah, painting directly translates internal narratives into fields of colour; colour is sanctum, womb-like. Painting in many thin layers, she hopes to build up a highly-chromatic, nuanced depth that might be stepped into or through. Hannah is interested in braiding borders: between abstraction and figuration, between the divine and the tangible.

Hannah is a studio holder at Queen Street Studios, Belfast. She graduated from Belfast School of Art in 2017 (BA Hons Fine Art, Painting), receiving the Dean’s List Award, the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Students, and the RDS Visual Art Awards shortlist. Her work has featured in two solo exhibitions, a range of group exhibitions across Ireland, and several artist collaborations. In 2023 she was an invited artist in ‘Culture Connects’, a Shared Island Project and creative placemaking study. Since 2018, Hannah has been a member of The Drawing Journal collective and ongoing collaborative project. Recent shows include ‘Hinterlands (Heart)’ (solo exhibition, 2023),Ag dul i dtreo na gréine’ (2022), and ‘Thing’ (2021).

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