HH Hiaasen

Assistant Professor

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Department of Graphic Design

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HH Hiaasen is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is activated by the exposure of their queer body within public space: its underlying desire, labor and grief. Informed by a BFA in fiber from Maryland Institute College of Art (2014) and an MFA in Graphic Design from VCU (2022), their practice oscillates between text, performance and textiles. In 2016, they started a conceptual, anti-uniform line called “Ventilated Workwear” that became a financially solvent professional performance. Other performances have shown nationally and internationally, exhibiting at Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany (2015); Yale School of Art (2016), New Haven, CT; The Poetry Project, NY (2020), Leslie Lohman Museum, NY (2022); a 15-city, cross-mid-country tour with NY-based performer Jennifer Vanilla (2018). In 2019, Press Press, Baltimore, MD published their first art book that was then collected by the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art Archives, NY. Originally from Baltimore, they currently live on Powhattan land (Richmond, VA) running their own studio and adjuncting for VCU Graphic Design.