Hannah Epstein - CV + Bio

Born 1985, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Lives and works in Toronto

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

2019
Do You Want a Free Trip to Outer Space?, Steve Turner, Los Angeles (Upcoming)

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
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

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