Hannah Epstein

East Coast Dream Girl

Hannah Epstein. Bun On The Run,, 2019. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap, 12 x 14 inches (30.5 x 35.6 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Grrrrrrr, 2019. Acrylic and burlap, 38 x 20 inches (96.5 x 50.8 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Superchill Issue No. 1 Cover Page, 2018. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap, 94 x 53 inches (238.8 x 134.6 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Superchill Buddha, 2018. Wool, acrylic and burlap, 32 x 27 inches (81.3 x 68.6 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Happy Planet, 2018. Wool, acrylic, polyester, nylon and burlap, 46 x 47 inches (116.8 x 119.4 cm)

Hannah Epstein. Do You Want A Free Trip To Outer Space?, Installation View, Steve Turner, January-February 2019

Hannah Epstein. Do You Want A Free Trip To Outer Space?, Installation View, Steve Turner, January-February 2019

Hannah Epstein. "Big Blue Bunny", 2018. Wool, acrylic, polyester and burlap. 97 x 95 inches (246.4 x 241.3 cm)

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 in Toronto and Los Angeles


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

Do You Want a Free Trip to Outer Space?, Steve Turner, Los Angeles (Upcoming)

Monster World, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

As The Fidget Spinner Turns, Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh

The Steaks Have Never Been Greater, The FRAME Gallery, Pittsburgh
Timecraft, The FRAME Gallery, Pittsburgh

Service #4: Prey at Play, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh
Killing it, 808 Gallery, Pittsburgh

memememememe, The Ellis Gallery, Pittsburgh

Backseat Animal, Cinecycle, Toronto

Group Exhibitions

Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Through-Line: Drawing and Weaving by 19 Artists, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
In Space, White House Studio Project, Toronto
I’M NOT WITH HIM, Future Tenant, Pittsburgh
BioPix, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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

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

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

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

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


Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award, Textile Museum of Canada


The Sweet Hooked Rug, Gone Bad: How Artist Hannah Epstein Gives a Retro Craft Some Vibe, LA Times, January 20

Hentai, Your Mom Jokes, And Memes, Juxtapoz, August 4

Modern Hookers, The Globe & Mail, January 27,
FemHype, Blanket Fort Chats: Game Making with Hannah Epstein, January 8

YYZ Gameshow, Interview

Meantime to Upgrade at InterAccess, Review 2014

Have Surrealist Video Game Critique of Identity Politics Will Travel, NOW! Toronto,  Review
Queer Arcade, Review
Hannah Epstein Wants to Get Sued, Killscreen, Interview

McMickey & Air Jordan’s Hyperspace Safari! Review
Les Htmlles 10, Interview
The Difference That Women Make, Interview

Hannah Epstein

Do You Want A Free Trip To Outer Space?

January 5 – February 16, 2019

Inside Out

Samantha Bittman, Mariel Capanna, Nick Doyle, Hannah Epstein, Lucy Fradkin, Dahn Gim, Ben Jackel, G.T. Pellizzi and Camilo Restrepo

September 8 – October 20, 2018


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

Long Beach Museum of Art

thread. showcases a culmination of work by some of today’s leading fiber artists

Hannah Epstein / Kevin McNamee-Tweed


At Art Brussels and Berlin Gallery Weekend, Severed Heads, ‘Great White Fear,’ and a Paul McCarthy Blowout

Hannah Epstein


During Frieze Week Los Angeles 2019, Steve Turner Gallery presented the second solo exhibition of the Canadian artist Hannah Epstein. Titled “Do You Want A Free Trip To Outer Space?” the show introduced Superchill, the title character in her new comic strip.

Hannah Epstein: ‘Do You Want A Free Trip To Outer Space?’ Blending the Tactile and the Digital


For her second solo exhibition at Steve Turner, Halifax-born, Los Angeles and Toronto-based Hannah Epstein has transformed the darkened gallery into outer space.

Hannah Epstein


Interview: Hannah Epstein

Hannah Epstein

Larry's List

Most Private Collections Are a Mess, Or They Are Boring

Hannah Epstein

Textile Museum Profile: Hannah Epstein

Textile Museum of Canada

Hannah Epstein

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

CBC Arts

Hannah Epstein

Textile Museum of Canada


Hannah Epstein

Los Angeles Times

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

Enter Art Fair

Mariel Capanna, Dominic Dispirito, Hannah Epstein, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Claire Milbrath, Paige Jiyoung Moon

August 29–September 1, 2019

Art Brussels

Hannah Epstein & Kevin McNamee-Tweed

April 25-28, 2019

Art Lima

Hannah Epstein

April 4-7, 2019


Laylah Ali, Samantha Bittman, Mariel Capanna, Nick Doyle, Hannah Epstein, Lucy Fradkin, Kevin McNamee-Tweed, Paige Jiyoung Moon and Camilo Restrepo

December 5 – 9, 2018

Code Art Fair

Ekta Aggarwal, Laylah Ali, Hannah Epstein, Claire Milbrath, Paige Jiyoung Moon & Altoon Sultan

August 30 – September 2, 2018