Hannah Boone


BFA Student

Major: Painting

Graduation Year: 2016

Artist Statement:

Focusing on vanity and self obsession, my work speaks to discomfort in contemporary culture. Defining a warped sense of luxury, the work is uses the transformation of found objects into beautiful items and the use of faux luxurious objects to address our narcissistic tendencies. In these situations, sex becomes a vehicle for humor and playfulness. I reference bodily forms, use fetishistic displays of the tactile objects and use adult toys out of context.

At its core, my work explores a hybrid way of working as well as my relationship to painting as a discipline. Hybridity becomes a way in which I can explore a multitude of formats without separation. I use painting as a lense through which I interpret my sculptural and installation based work.


Hannah Boone was born in Maine and grew up in the coastal Damariscotta area. She moved to Portland, Maine to attend the Maine College of Art to get her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting which she will receive in 2016. Boone collects a plethora of found objects in order to make work that explores the uncanny and abject in a lighthearted way. Some exhibitions that she has participated in include Maine College of Art’s Merit Show, BFA Show and MECA Collect. Her future plans involve getting a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art at a location in upstate New York.