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Ayn Hanna

"I am a mark maker. I love to draw, map, and organize thoughts, plans, spaces, and the world around me. Trained as a printmaker, I am intrigued by the endless variety of lines, textures, and surfaces that can be achieved in textiles."

Ayn Hanna is inspired by the many systems that exist for mapping and organizing ideas, stories, data, and places. She enjoys the overlaps that exist between art and science (shapes, models, diagrams, formulas, patterns, etc.). She is also fascinated by connectors and connections. Her work combines imagery, personal symbols, and text to record memories and stories of places and experiences.

Ayn Hanna combines her own hand-dyed fabrics with surface design techniques including dye drawing, discharging, and screen printing. She creates art cloth that becomes the raw material for her pillows and scarves. She uses layers of fabric combined with thread drawings to develop texture and line in her abstract mixed media textile paintings.

Ayn Hanna earned her MFA in printmaking and sculpture from Colorado State University in 1990 and has been working with textiles since 2005. She currently lives in Fort Collins, CO. She exhibits her work across the country at art galleries and craft shows, including the American Craft Council Shows in Baltimore and St. Paul and the SOFA Chicago Show.

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Eco Grid No.2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,700
Big City No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
Stacked
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 2,200
Abundance
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Lifesaver
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Ice
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
LineScape #23 (Mad Hatter)
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,250
City Lines
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,700
Toastmaster Love
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
LineScape #36 (Bridges)
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 4,400
Fat Iron
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Ms. D.J.
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Mad Scientist
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Cook
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Treasure Map
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Disco D.J.
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Pinbusters One-Week Champ
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Perseverance
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
LineScape #29 (Tent Rocks)
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 1,650
Tornado Alley
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Mac Fan
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Lab Tech
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Big City 2
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
Yeti Tribe
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Courage Classic
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Catcher
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
PC Board Certified
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Carbon-Carbon Triple Bond
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Angry Girl
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Organic Chemistry
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Bohemian Medley Square Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 140
Spring Fields #1 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 110
City Summer Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 140
Moondance III
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 900
Swirls Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 90
Creative Writer
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Introspective
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Bag o' Rocks
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Patience
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Big Arrows
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 120
Swimmer
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Pineridge Singletrack
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Wrangler Girl
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Brainiac
Fiber Wall Hanging

$ 160
Arrows Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 90
Wide Weave Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 90
Wide Weave Square Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow

$ 120
Drift No.3
Fiber Wall Hanging

 
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO, 2009-2014
Roots and Wings (Invitational), 44T Artspace at Metro Frameworks, Denver, CO, 2014
Solo Exhibit, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO, 2013
'Scapes Invitational Show, Studio 12 Gallery, Denver, CO, 2013
4th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Texas A&M, College Station, TX, 2012
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, 2014, 2015
SOFA Chicago Show, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 2014, 2015
Hanna/Gilhooly (2 person Show), Palette Contemporary Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 2015
American Craft Council Show, River Center, St. Paul, MN, 2014
Quilts = Art = Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2014