Born in Pusan, South Korea, Hannah immigrated to Philadephia, PA at the age of five. Her father, an art teacher in Korea was her earliest inspiration, immersing her in the language of painting.
Her early work focused on portraiture, but a shift began in 2014 when expecting the birth of her son, Benjamin. Feeling vulnerable, and ill equipped to handle parenthood, Hannah began seeking tools through a daily meditation practice. Having adamantly rejected her strict religious upbringing, the act of meditation opened doors that had long been closed, and so began a quest for her own voice and spiritual journey. It was at this point that Hannah decided to put her work into the public sphere.
She employs abstraction to express the non corporeal nature of her subject matter, working in 2D, 3D and collage. Having lived in New York City for 18 years, she now resides with her husband and her son in Montclair, NJ.
1996 Carnegie Mellon University | Industrial Design, BFA | Pittsburgh, PA
2000 University of North Carolina | Dramatic Arts, MFA | Chapel Hill, NC
2008-2011 Arts Students League | Figure Drawing and Pastels | New York City, NY
2013 Parsons | Painting, Color Theory | Continuing Education | New York City, NY
2016 Art2Life | Painting, Abstraction | Workshop with Nicholas Wilton
SHOWS / EXHIBITIONS
2018 Group Exhibition | Kat Payge Gallery | Beginnings | Denver, CO