Meet the Artist
I work in the disciplines of performance, installation, and sculpture to explore what lies underneath the surface of domesticity. Using materials related to home-making and home-building—upholstery, text, PVC, reclaimed wood—I seek to render feminine lived experience in tactile ways, exploring womanhood as an identity constructed through narrative. My sculptures often navigate identity formation through the lens of knowledge and expectations passed from one generation to the next, connecting the body with the built environment or the landscape, literature with self. Through performances and site-specific installations, I work to name and make visible the underlying structures we’ve built that prevent women from authentically expressing ourselves, and to complicate how we imagine the interior lives of mothers, the intimate power that resounds in friendships between women.
Danielle Hatch is a multidisciplinary artist based in Northwest Arkansas. She received a BA in architecture from Wellesley College and an MFA in Spatial Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work has been shown in numerous group shows across the US, including a number of public art installations, with two in the NWA region. Her work has been included in several publications.