Fraud Lewis, 2022 by Hannah Hanski


Fraud Lewis, 2022 by Hannah Hanski


Materials: Handmade rug hooking. Wool, acrylic, burlap, felt. Unframed.

Dimensions: 24 x 28 inches

Estimated Value: $4,000 | Reserve Price: $1,000


About the artist:

Hannah Hanski (b.1985) is a Canadian neo-folk artist working in textile and digital media. Raised by her Latvian grandmother and a Zenith television. Mesmerized by the contrast between the oral retelling of World War II family trauma and the saturated images of American media that invaded three local channels, Hanski’s dissonant experience of storytelling launched a lifetime obsession with popular forms of entertainment as remedy and escape. Convinced of the power of narrative, Hanski pursued her undergraduate in Folklore, graduating with her B.A in 2009. In 2014 she formalized her art practice when she was admitted to Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked to combine textile, video and interactive media. She graduated with her MFA in 2017. With her immense visual vocabulary of cartoon and pop culture imagery, Hanski has been instrumental in the creation of renown digital applications such as Bitmoji and a pioneer in the experimental video game world. She has gained a reputation for using the traditional craft of rug hooking to digest a daily barrage of media, finding resonance with archetypal figures of the collective unconscious. Her work has been shown at The Hammer Museum, The Art Gallery of Ontario, The Textile Museum of Canada, The Long Beach Museum of Art, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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