Hannah Washburn, Great Catch, 2024

A Line, a Link, a Web: Selections Exhibition Spring 2024

Hannah Washburn, Leggy, 2023

For many artists working with fibers, the stitch is our form of mark-making: a way of announcing our presence in the work. We use stitching to mend, to embroider, to cover up, or put back together. This exhibition explores the many ways artists employ the visible stitch for both form and function, our threads variously becoming a line, a link, or a web.

The artworks featured in A Line, a Link, a Web highlight the stitch as an essential structural element, as well as an opportunity for embellishment, intervention, and disruption. In the hands of these artists, threads become a form of repair, a way to bring disparate materials together, and a narrative element: a place for the viewer to enter and follow along. – Hanna Washburn


A white skinned femme with dark brown curly hair sits on the floor with her arms wrapped around one knee. She is surrounded by textile sculptures.

Hanna Washburn is an artist and curator based in Beacon, NY. Washburn’s work has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Cult Bytes, and the Femme Art Review. Exhibition venues include SPRING/BREAK Art Fair (New York, NY), the Dorsky Museum of Art (New Paltz, NY), NADA Art Fair (New York, NY), Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute (Utica, NY), Sotheby’s Institute of Art (New York, NY), and Rice University (Houston, TX). Washburn has held artist residences at organizations including Haystack Mountain School (2023), Vermont Studio Center (2019), and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Colony (2018).

Washburn received her MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in 2018, and her BA in Fine Art and English Literature from Kenyon College in 2014. She currently works in the Curatorial Department of Storm King Art Center.