Painting of two woman painting in a gallery with reclining nudes on the wall as they paint reclining nudes

Heidi Hahn, The Stories I Tell Myself II (2018). Oil on Canvas. 50 x 50 in.

Heidi Hahn is a painter known for her vibrant palette, melting figures, and atmospheric moods.
Hahn's introspective paintings depict female figures iconically reclining, sitting, or lounging in ambiguously rendered settings that suggest a real location—a city street, a subway, a bathroom, a bedroom. Her atmospheric, layered application of paint evokes a psychological space that engages both a traditional and contemporary reading of the male gaze. Gestural, fluid, and frequently spectral, Hahn’s works reframe and re-contextualize her subjects, exploring the ambiguous and shifting boundaries between public and private selves.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.