Caleb Hahne Quintana

Caleb Hahne-Quintana (b. 1993 in Denver) poetically illustrates his memories and lived experiences. Focusing on ambience rather than content, his intimate works address and explore themes of vulnerability and boyhood through a romanticisation of mundane moments captured on paper or canvas. Delving into personal empiricism of his childhood as a Jewish Latin-American in rural Colorado, his pieces examine how we visualize and perceive our past experiences, transforming actual events into dreamlike realities on canvas.

 

Caleb Hahne’s portraits, which feature a delicate interplay of soft light and shadow, focus on the haziness of memory and boyhood itself. Hahne often obscures his subjects’ faces and focuses instead on close-cropped hands or wide-angle views of the backs of heads. The artist uses acrylic, pastel, graphite, and coloured pencil to depict the particularities of movement and gesture; his often anonymous subjects ride on horseback or enjoy moments of quiet intimacy. Hahne has exhibited in Denver, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Berlin, among other cities. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the New Museum in New York.


He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BFA in Fine Arts from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. In 2021, he exhibited a solo booth with 1969 Gallery at the Armory Show. His residencies include 1969 Gallery Residency, The Cabin LA, ShowPen, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and Adventure Painting. Denver Westword named Hahne one of the 100 Colorado Creatives of 2014 and one of the Top 10 Artists to watch in 2015. He is listed as one of the top 10 contemporary artists under 40 by Widewalls.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 / The Earth, It Held Me, 1969 Gallery, New York

2020 / The Path From Sea to Sky, The Cabin, Los Angeles One Sun, RULE Gallery, Denver, US

2019 / Here I Am With You, Understudy Gallery, Denver, US

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 / ARTBO 2022, Newchild Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2022 / Who Tells a Tale, Adds a Tail: Latin America and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver

2022 / The Natural World: Part II, Alexander Berggruen, New York

2021 / The Armory Show, 1969 Gallery, New York

2021 / and I will wear you in my heart of heart, The Flag Art Foundation, New York

2020 / Ma Was Heavy, Newchild Gallery, Antwerp

2020 / Tell Them About Me, 1969 Gallery, New York