Hannah Rifkin is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her work takes inspiration from biology, decay, memory and the natural world. Hannah graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2016, where she studied Experimental Filmmaking and Visual Arts.
Her art practice involves significant experimentation with materials and thoughtful reflection on the connection between film/photography and sculpture. As an experimental filmmaker Hannah is fascinated with the medium of film, and finds translucent and/or slightly opaque materials to be the most intriguing to create mixed media sculptures. Her most recent mixed media pieces explore the intersections of memory, loss and degradation.
Along with being a practicing artist Hannah has worked in both the art and film industry, as an artist assistant, archive research assistant, and film editor on multiple Documentary features. Most recently she interned at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in their Photograph conservation lab, as well as the conservation lab at the Guggenheim Museum. These incredible experiences have informed Hannah's most recent body of work involving memory and photography.
Hannah is currently living part time in New York City and part time in Vermont during the pandemic. She is working on a new body of work inspired by the natural landscape of the countryside while continuously examining the historical importance of memory and decay during this current time.
October 2020 - Issue IV Opal Literary, virtual zine
October 2020 - Batch II FUNNEL, virtual show with 100% proceeds going to Brave Space Alliance
September 2020 - Beyond, Envision Arts online gallery, virtual show
August 2016 - Seeing Glass, Ethnografilm Festival, Paris, France
May 2016 - The Organic Rite, solo show, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
May – August 2014 - Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
May 2013 - The Rabbit Gallery, Appleton, WI
April 2011 - Stux Gallery, New York, NY