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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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Bohemian Medley 2 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Rainy Day Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Tide Pools 2 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Rainy Day Rectangle Pill...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Mint Power Lime Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Hard Candy Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Street Smarts Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Hot Mod Sunburst Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Garden Path Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Sea Spray Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
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Street Smart 2 Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Street Smart 2 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Tide Pools 2 Rectangle P...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Hot Mod Bloom Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Power Lime Greenery 3 Pi...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Tide Pools Rectangle Pil...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
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Street Smart Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Street Smart Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Rain Puddles Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
SOLD
Fast Times Rectangle Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Fast Times Rectangle Pil...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Bohemian Medley Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Bohemian Medley Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Hot Mod Burst Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
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Street Scenes Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Street Scenes Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Cool Rain Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Bohemian Medley Square P...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
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Fast Times Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Fast Times Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Power Lime Greenery Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Power Lime Greenery Pill...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Big Swirls Pillow II
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Mint Power Lime Greenery...
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Hot Mod Swirl Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
SOLD
Hot Mod Shine Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Hot Mod Shine Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Honey Dew Drops Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Lemon Zest Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
SOLD
Radar Love 5 Pillow by Ayn Hanna (Cotton & Linen Pillow)
Radar Love 5 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
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Red Swirl 3 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Red Swirl 2 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Red Swirl 1 Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
City Summer Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Purple Swirls Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Spring Fling Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 140
Moondance III
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 900
Constellation
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Code Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Mocha 3
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 110
Wheels Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
18 Inch Wheels
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Many Moons
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Wrangler Girl
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Brainiac
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Bag o' Rocks
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Creative Writer
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Rescue Dog Mom
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Fibonacci Square
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Code Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Swirls Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Fibonacci
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Many Moons Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Patience
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Arrows Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Wide Weave Square Pillow
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Swimmer
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Wide Weave Rectangle
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 90
Big Arrows
Cotton & Linen Pillow
by Ayn Hanna
$ 120
Introspective
Fiber Wall Art
by Ayn Hanna
$ 160
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Convention Center, 2014, 2015
SOFA Chicago Show, Chicago, IL, Festival Hall, Navy Pier, 2014, 2015
Hanna/Gilhooly (2 person Show), Albuquerque, NM, Palette Contemporary Gallery, 2015
American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, MN, River Center, 2014
Quilts = Art = Quilts, Auburn, NY, Schweinfurth Art Center, 2014
New Legacies Contemporary Art Quilts, Fort Collins, CO, Lincoln Center, 2009-2014
Roots and Wings (Invitational), Denver, CO, 44T Artspace at Metro Frameworks, 2014
Solo Exhibit, Boulder, CO, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2013
'Scapes Invitational Show, Denver, CO, Studio 12 Gallery, 2013
4th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, College Station, TX, Texas A&M, 2012