Hannah Perrine Mode is an interdisciplinary artist working to access more empathic and intimate understanding of climate science, geologic forces, and human geography. She sometimes cries when visiting glaciers, usually has a studio filled with mostly-blue things, and always wonders if icebergs feel homesick.
After growing up in the Northeast, Hannah has explored her emotional connection to plate tectonics while living on fault lines around the world: from the Sacred Valley in the Peruvian Andes, to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in Iceland, to glaciers in Southeast Alaska. She currently resides in Oakland and takes weekly fieldwork trips to Point Reyes, while pursuing an MFA in Studio Art at Mills College. Like these dynamic geologic places, her practice exists at the meeting place where different fields of study diverge, converge, and transform each other (e.g. science and art, photography and sculpture, social practice and solitude.)
Hannah spearheads a variety of community place-making projects, including co-organizing RELAY, an exhibition of local emerging women artists, co-hosting monthly storytelling events, initiating a “place exchange” postcard correspondence, and painting murals in local elementary school gardens. She also works with the Juneau Icefield Research Program to implement art as a tool for science communication and interdisciplinary learning in the field.
Her art has been shown at venues in Brooklyn and the Bay Area.