The act of art making involves an innate spirituality that enables Brooke Hine to address the cycle of life and death. Hine's porcelain sculptures are influenced by: objects found in nature, the ocean, landscapes, biology, and anatomy. Hine hand-builds and carves away the surface to recreate Hine's experience of such things with clay. The white bone-like objects reference fossils and the strata of the life cycle. In Hine's artwork, traces of a history are evident, but the subtler details of a forgotten past entice discovery.
Brooke Hine (b.USA, 1977) is a ceramic sculptor, installation artist, and independent curator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Hine holds a B.F.A. from Siena Heights University(MI) and an M.F.A from Virginia Commonwealth University(VA). After graduating from V.C.U in 2004 she moved to Philly to continue her career. Hine received a two-year fellowship from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists(CFEVA) and was their 6th annual visiting curator in 2008. She has shown nationally at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, Moore College of Art and Design, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Delaware Contemporary Center for the Arts, University of the Arts, and the Art Alliance in Philadelphia. Hine was chosen as one of five artists to watch in Philadelphia Magazine and was published in Philadelphia’s Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, American Style Magazine, and Studio Visit Magazine. She was commissioned to make a large-scale porcelain sculpture for Troegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, PA. And most recently curated a group exhibition “NATURphilosophie” at 1241 Artspace.