Water’s Edge




My paintings are just at the intersection of landscape and abstraction. I am interested in creating space and distance that feels like the familiar world around us but is ambiguous, general, and abstracted. In my painted world I want visual plains and geometric shapes to intersect, overlap, pile-up, and ultimately create a sense of visual distance and depth that we can identify with.

Hannah Bureau attended The Putney School, Bard College, is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, and was selected as an outstanding graduate student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Boston Young Contemporaries at Boston University’s 808 Gallery in both 2007 and 2008. Her paintings were exhibited at the Saatchi booth at the PULSE Art Fair in New York City last winter. She has worked as a freelance graphic designer, and for Houghton Miffin Company’s children’s textbook division.

Hannah was born in Paris and moved to America at the age of 8. She lives in an old textile mill that has been converted into artist spaces with her husband, dog Mayzie, and twin girls, Isla and Elsi.