American multidisciplinary artist Hannah Witner holds a BFA from Parsons School for Design. Her work spans from colorful, surrealist, and psychological oil paintings, whimsical drawings, and commercial graphic design. At the heart of her work lies a passion for uncovering the hidden potential of materials, psychological processes, and the human condition, which she undertakes in a spirit of curiosity and experimentation. Her work combines touches of realism with meta-fiction and comedy and reflects our disorder, dissociation, detachment, individualism, transience, and weird minutia of morphing characters, figures in motion, and layers of reality.

 

Hannah has been a merit studio resident at Belgrade Art Studio (Belgrade, Serbia), NG Art Creative Residency (Provence, France), Nes Artist Residency (Skagaströnd, Iceland), Zaratan Arte Contemporânea (Lisbon, Portugal), Buinho Creative Hub (Messejana, Portugal), and a studio artist at Goodyear Arts (Charlotte, USA), The Bowery Union (formerly ConArtist Collective; NYC, USA), C-3 Lab (Charlotte, USA). Hannah is a part of a number of artist-run art collectives and studios in NYC, has been included in many exhibits in NYC; she has work in private collections across the US, as well as in Portugal, France, and Germany.


She works as a graphic designer in NYC.

about the artist

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 EDUCATION:

2015 - 2018  BFA: Parsons School for Design; New York, NY

                     Major in Integrated Design, minors in Fine Art and Graphic Design
                     Summa cum laude, honors; BFA Merit Scholarship for Visual Art

2014 - 2015  Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC
                     Karen Dingledine Presidential Scholarship for Visual Art

2011 - 2015  Apprenticed with artist Lee Buamgarten at the Civic & Cultural Art Center of Pineville; Charlotte, NC

RESIDENCIES
2022; Resident Artist, Belgrade Art Studio; Belgrade, Serbia
2022 (forthcoming); Resident Artist, Studio Ginstrelle; Assisi, Italy

2021; Project Studio, Goodyear Arts; Charlotte, USA

2021; Resident Artist, Buinho Artist Residency; Messejana, Portugal

2020; Resident Artist, NG Art Creative Guest Residency; Eygalières, Provence, France

2020; Resident Artist, Nes Artist Residency; Skagaströnd, Iceland

2020; Resident Artist, Zaratan Arte Contemporânea; Lisbon, Portugal

2020 & 2021; Studio Artist, C-3 Lab; Charlotte, USA

2019; Studio Artist and Collective Member, The Bowery Union (formerly Con Artist Collective); New York, USA

COLLECTIVES:

Solas Studio; New York, NY, USA (Browse Work for Sale)

The Bowery Union; New York, NY, USA

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS:

(forthcoming); Interview with AucArt
2021; Online: Interview with Visionary Art Collective
2021; Print: Aesthetica Magazine

2021; Online: EmbraceCreatives.com  |  Home Page Feature

2021: Online: Artist Profile Video Interview with Solas Studio

2021; Online: The Painting Center NYC

2021; Online: booooooom.com  |  High Frequency

2021; Online: Gallery M&Art agents - Museum of Contemporary Art, Artplu in Shanghai, China

2020; Print: Friend of the Artist Book: Volume 11
2020; Online: ArtJobs.com  |  Portrait Submission

 

AWARDS:

2021; HUG Micro-Grant Awardee, Charlotte is Creative, Charlotte, NC, USA
2020; Shortlisted for Gallerie Heimat Art Prize, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France

2020; NG Art Creative Guest Residency, Eygalières, France

2015; Scholarship for Visual Art, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY, USA
2014; Karen Dingledine Scholarship for Visual Art, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

2013; NC Governor's School West Awardee/Attendee in Visual Art; Winston-Salem, NC, USA

PRESENTATIONS:

2020; Guest Panelist; Parsons School for Design Navigating the Field Lecture, New York, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2021; Winter Showcase, Solas Studio, New York, NY

2021; June Summer Showcase, Solas Studio, New York, NY
2021; FunHaus (guest curator Tiffany Street), Solas Studio, New York, NY

2021; ArtAuc Finder Auction, London, UK (Virtual)

2021; Atopos, The Holy Art, London, UK (Virtual)

2021; Spring Showcase, Solas Studio; New York, NY

2020; Creatures, Beasts, and Myths; The Vacant Museum; Virtual

2020; SOLO; Hannah Witner: To Be, Zaratan Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal

2020; Street Gallery Project Retrospective, The Bowery Collective, New York, NY

2020; Street Gallery Project, The Bowery Collective in Soho, New York, NY

2020; Showcase, 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
2020; Year of the Fancy Rat, 69 Eldridge St, New York, NY
2020; PIAPH Grand Opening, 198 Allen St, New York, NY
2020; State of ReUnion, The Bowery Union, New York NY
2020; National Exhibition of American Art: Altered States (used as promo image for the show); Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2019; SOLO; Showcase, 166 Bowery, New York, NY

2019; CONstitution, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; Les Femmes, Rue B, New York, NY

2019; Artist Showcase, Rue B, New York, NY

2019; March Studio Residency Showcase, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; Spring, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; Handle with Care, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; Poetry, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; February Studio Residency Showcase, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; Listen!, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; The Thread, Con Artist Collective, New York, NY

2019; BFA Integrated Design Thesis Show, Parsons School for Design, New York, NY

2016; Monumental Public Space & The Human, State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2015; Parsons Pop-Up/Print Shop, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, New York, NY

2015; Student Art Exhibition, Hanes Gallery of Art, Winston-Salem, NC

2015; Student Art Exhibition, StArt Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2014; PaperMade Exhibition, Federation University, Sydney, Australia

2014; Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Group Exhibition, Spirit Square Galleries, Charlotte, NC

2013; Site-specific installations: Forgotten Spaces; Winston-Salem, NC

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Private Collections: New York City, North Carolina, Germany, France, Portugal

Wake Forest University Art Collection, Winston-Salem, NC

Parsons School for Design Art Collection, New York, NY

BROWSE WORK FOR SALE:

Browse Work for Sale  |  EmbraceCreatives.com

Browse Work for Sale  |  Solas Studio
Browse Work for Sale  |  AucArt