Hallie Bahn is an interdisciplinary artist working in stop-motion animation and sculpture. Bahn graduated from Kenyon College in 2014 and was awarded distinction for her culminating senior project, a three-channel, stop-motion animation installation entitled Things Will Smolder Down Beneath. From 2015 to 2017, she served as executive assistant, financial administrator and in-house graphic designer at Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Bahn lives and works in Minneapolis with her husband, Sam and cat, Fox Mulder. She is currently completing her MFA in Visual Studies at Minneapolis College of Art & Design.
As an interdisciplinary narrative artist working at the intersections of time, craft, and storytelling, Hallie Bahn's work serves as an exploration of a personal and universal struggle for control and stasis, particularly as it is manifested in obsession, repetition, transference, and escapism. She is interested in representing highly nuanced, complex narratives which examine ideas of mental health, institutionalized patriarchal structures, and the ownership of experience and space.
Through her hyper-realistic, hand-made environments, Bahn's film's and miniature objects become both a product and performance, a cyclical act where the artist must first mimic the obsession of the subject they are representing.