Hallie Bahn is an animator, interdisciplinary artist and educator who works within the realm of expanded animation. Bahn uses miniature tableaus and projected animation to construct narrative sculptures which examine cultural scripts, particularly as they intersect with gender.
Bahn received her MFA in Animation and Interdisciplinary Practices from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and her BA in Studio Art from Kenyon College in Ohio. Bahn’s awards include the 2019 Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Award for Master of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2019 Wintertide Biennial Audience Choice Award, 2018 MFA Merit Scholarship Award from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, The 2014 Robert H. Hallstein Memorial Award for Excellence in Fine Arts from Kenyon College and she was First-Runner-Up for the 2019 Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture..
Bahn’s work has been exhibited and screened nationally and internationally, including at Public Functionary in Minneapolis, Marinaro Gallery in New York, Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis, The Materials for the Arts Gallery in New York, FilmNorth Cinema Lounge in Minneapolis, the 2019 Feminist Border Arts Film Festival in New Mexico, the 2018 Todos Somos Otros Festival in Mexico City, the 2018 Chaniartoon Festival in Greece, and the 2018 UKCineFest in the United Kingdom.
From 2015 to 2017, Bahn served as executive assistant, financial administrator and in-house graphic designer at Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.
Bahn currently lives and works in Minneapolis with her husband, Sam and their cat, Fox Mulder.