Hannah Fitz’s sculptures are inexact versions of furniture and figures: familiar objects painted in a faded, near-monochromatic spectrum. Made in series, they appear to co-exist in a universe that omits us: a world in which action is arrested, colour is muted, light and shadow have form, and gravity seems less in control. Hannah Fitz’s shapes are deliberately crude, reductive, and seemingly uncertain. Despite their handled quality, they present uniform and de-particularised images of the world, images structured by social and material norms. The sculptures often seem caught in a performance of their subjects, as though aware of being watched.
Hannah Fitz was born in Dublin in 1989, she studied Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design graduating in 2012. While studying she took part in opening Basic Space and stayed working with them until, in 2015, she received the Recent Graduate Residency from Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. Hannah Fitz stayed in TBG+S for two years after being awarded a Project Studio in 2016.
Hannah Fit’s solo exhibitions include: OK, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, (2019); Knock Knock, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, (2018); In the light of the Lamp, Gallery Three, Douglas Hyde, Dublin, Ireland and Doggy Eyed Stare, Studio 16, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, Ireland (Both 2016). Group exhibitions include: BLUE, Arts Council Collection, Garter Lane, Waterford, Ireland, (2020); I’M TRYING TO EXPLAIN, L21 Gallery, Mallorca, Spain, (2019); DISRUPTORS, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda, Ireland (2019); Tail and Heads, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania, (2019).