Hannah Honeywill is a London-based artist and the current recipient of the Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award at the Chisenhale Studios. She has a first class degree in Sculpture from Camberwell College of Arts in London and an MA in Fine Art from Birmingham School of Art, She has been selected for the 2016 New Art West Midlands exhibition and the final 12 shortlist for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2016. Previously, her artwork was longlisted for the 2015 Aesthetica Art Prize; in 2014 she won the Next Wave Prize in Birmingham; in 2012 she was selected for the Art Laguna Prize in Venice and in 2011 for the Threadneedle Prize in London.
Honeywill references objects that already exist, in particular furniture, as it has a history and is functional. These elements mean the pieces start with their own inbuilt invisibility: we are used to seeing them as part of our everyday lives. When the forms are altered, it initiates new readings. Her research has been heavily influenced by the ideas and concepts within queer theory. It is the play, history, silliness and the absurdity of queer methodologies that is present in her artwork.