Hannah Verlins artwork appears simple. Shapes are limited to basic geometries. The color palette is restrained to black and white with the occasional burst of color. The materials are familiarpaper, cloth, and string. However, the intense process behind the art destroys the sense of simplicity to give the art a scintillating and restless quality. History and time are frequent themes. The artists hand is ever- present whether in tight handwritten text or a thousand knotted strings.
Verlin received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2005. In 2011 the Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded Verlin a Fellowship in Sculpture/ Installation. She received the prestigious Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2014 as well as the Blanche E. Coleman Award. She lives and works in Waltham, MA.