Hannah Epstein

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Hannah Epstein. Monster World, Installation view, Steve Turner, January-February 2018

Hannah Epstein. Monster World, Installation view, Steve Turner, January-February 2018

Hannah Epstein. Soft Teeth, 2017. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap. 48 x 35 inches (121.9 x 88.9 cm)

Hannah Epstein. The Hybrid Kid, 2017. Acrylic, cotton, polyester and burlap. 66 x 47 inches (167.6 x 119.4 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Mouser, 2017. Wool, acrylic, cotton, polyester and burlap. 55 x 41 inches (139.7 x 104.1 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Eats its Young, 2017. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap. 38 x 64 inches (96.5 x 162.6 cm)

Hannah Epstein. It Flies Around the Room, 2017. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap. 28 x 45 inches (71.1 x 114.3 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Bellona, 2017. Acrylic and burlap. 54 x 50 inches (137.2 x 127 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Making Fun of War, 2017. Acrylic and burlap. 54 x 50 inches (137.2 x 127 cm)

Hannah Epstein. The Dream of the Memelord's Wife, 2017. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap. 30 x 32 inches (76.2 x 81.3 cm)

Hannah Epstein. It's Britney Bitch, 2017. Acrylic, cotton, polyester and burlap. 20 x 13 inches (50.8 x 33 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Demon Girl with Cat, 2014. Wool, acrylic, cotton, polyester and burlap. 16 x 11 inches (40.6 x 27.9 cm)

Hannah Epstein. East Coast Dream Girl, 2018. Wool, acrylic, cotton, polyester, and burlap. 45 x 71 inches (114.3 x 180.3 cm)

Hannah Epstein, House Plant, 2017. Acrylic, cotton, polyester and burlap. 44 x 27 1/2 inches (111.8 x 69.9 cm)

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Born 1985, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Lives and works inToronto

Education

2017 MFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
2011 Canadian Film Centre Media Lab
2009 Newfoundland Independent Film Co-Op
2009 BA in Folklore and Religious Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2018 Monster World, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2017 
As The Fidget Spinner Turns, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh
2016 
The Steaks Have Never Been Greater, The FRAME Gallery, Pittsburgh
Timecraft, The FRAME Gallery, Pittsburgh

2015 Service #4: Prey at Play, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh
Killing it, 808 Gallery, Pittsburgh
2014 
memememememe, The Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh
2012 
Backseat Animal, Cinecycle, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

2018 BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2017 
Speed Show: Playing Games, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Lost/Found Biennial, CornerProjetcs, Chicago
Nuit Blanche Art Party, House of VR, Toronto
GAME ART VS ART GAME, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Ames, Iowa
Canadian Craft Biennial: Nothing Is Newer Than Tradition, Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON
Pop-Tarts and Pabst Fundraiser, Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, Toronto
Roundtable Residency Reception, The Dragon Academy, Toronto
Pleasure Dome, CineCyle, Toronto
Vector Festival | Local Host, Black Cat Gallery, Toronto
Cabinet, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver
FAM, The Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh
Text Me, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey

2016 It took a while….,Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
Satin Finish, Slayer Gallery, online
Bodacioussss, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver
The Cut and The Crumb, The Frame Gallery, Pittsburgh
Art Game VS Game Art, VGA Gallery, Chicago
Parkdale Film & Video Showcase: Close To Home, Gallery 1313, Toronto
8-Hour Project: Failure, Allegheny College Gallery, Meadville
Game Art VS Art Game, VGA Gallery, Chicago
Different Games Arcade, NYU Polytech, Brooklyn
What’s a Steak, 5122 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
2015 15 
Performances in an Hour, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA, December 6, 2015
MAKEnight: Aquatic, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, December 3, 2015
Rules For An Other Self, Boom Concepts, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2, 2015
Home Economics, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON, September 24, 2015 – February 8, 2016
Pop Montreal, Pop Quartiers, Montreal, Quebec, September 16 -20, 2015
Internet Yami-Ichi, Knockdown Centre, Maspeth
Papes, The Rum Room Gallery, Pittsburgh
Fun Dip, Mist Gallery, online
Prism Pipe presents Crystal Ball, Pehrspace, Los Angeles
New Additions # 7 VAPORWAVE, VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver
Images Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, Jackman Hall, Toronto
Accelerate, Niagara Artist Centre, St. Catherine’s
Sidewalkscreening.mov, Whippersnapper Gallery, Toronto

2014 Garfart 11/12, Garfield Art Works, Pittsburgh
Wade In, Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John’s
The New Academy, Williamsburg Art & Historical Centre, Brooklyn
VIA Festival, Union Trust Building, Pittsburgh
Mean Time To Upgrade, InterAccess Gallery, Toronto
Hard Twist, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto
The Rainbow Volcano Explosion, Graven Feather, Toronto
How Sweet It Is, Swoon Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sight and Sound Media Festival, Eastern Bloc, Montreal
York Region Multi-Media Film Festival, Lebovic Centre, Stouffville
Feminist Art Conference, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
2013 
Long Winter Arcade, The Great Hall, Toronto
STRUTT Wearable Art Show, WS Tyler, St. Catherine’s
Queer Arcade, Videofag, Toronto
BEND OVER! Images of Gender Exploitation, Show Gallery, Toronto
AMC Arcade, Allied Media Conference 2013, Detroit
NXNE Festival, Art Fair, Toronto
Different Games Conference, Different Arcade, NYU Polytech, Brooklyn
Vector Festival: net.works, Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2012 
HTMlles Festival, Studio XX, Montreal
TIFF NEXUS Mini Arcade, TIFF, Metro Hall Rotunda, Toronto
Punk Arcade, Little Berlin Gallery, Philadelphia
UCLA Game Arts Festival, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

Awards

2017 Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada

Bibliography

2018 The Sweet Hooked Rug, Gone Bad: How Artist Hannah Epstein Gives a Retro Craft Some Vibe, LA Times, January 20
2017 Hentai, Your Mom Jokes, And Memes, Juxtapoz, August 4
2016 Modern Hookers, The Globe & Mail, January 27,
FemHype, Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making with Hannah Epstein, January 8
2015 YYZ Gameshow, Interview
2014 Meantime to Upgrade at InterAccess, Review 2014
2013 Have Surrealist Video Game Critique of Identity Politics Will Travel, NOW! Toronto,  Review
Queer Arcade, Review
Hannah Epstein Wants to Get Sued, Killscreen, Interview
2012 McMickey & Air Jordan’s Hyperspace Safari! Review
Les Htmlles 10, Interview
The Difference That Women Make, Interview

BioPix

Laylah Ali, Nicanor Aráoz, Diedrick Brackens, Marcin Dudek, Hannah Epstein, Cristián Fernández Ocampo, Ann Hirsch, Erdal Inci, Jacqueline Laurita Cortese, Thomas Lawson, Carlos Martiel, Jerry B. Martin, Claire Milbrath, Pablo Rasgado, Camilo Restrepo, Julian Rogers and Yung Jake

February 17 – March 24, 2018

Hannah Epstein

Monster World

January 6 – February 10, 2018

Hannah Epstein

Turning floors into folklore: Hannah Epstein is telling incredible stories...with debaucherous rugs

CBC Arts

Hannah Epstein

Textile Museum of Canada

MELISSA LEVIN EMERGING ARTIST (MLEA) AWARD WINNER PRESENTATION

Hannah Epstein

Los Angeles Times

The sweet hooked rug, gone bad: How artist Hannah Epstein gives a retro craft some bite