Hanna Vogel


Contact Information

hannacamillevogel@gmail.com

http://www.hannavogel.com

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Artist's Biography

Hanna Vogel is an installation artist, writer, and teacher living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA from the California College of the Arts. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has presented at conferences and published papers internationally. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, Anderson Ranch, and the California College of the Arts, and will be a resident artist at Sculpture Space and at Furman University in 2018.

Artist's Statement

I create imaginary landscapes and architectural growths to investigate the effects of entropy on our environment. I transform commonplace materials like ceramic, paper, and wire into unfamiliar forms and textures that evoke growth, decay, and the tenuousness of our surroundings. Through the visual and tactile language of craft, my work addresses aspects of physical existence on the edge of potential destruction. The physical and connotative properties of these materials speak of the possibility of their demise: porcelain lattices defy their structural improbability to reflect their fragility back on the viewer; a wrinkled, skin-like coating of paper is stained and slowly decayed by the rusting of the steel wire skeleton that supports it.

Combined with this materiality, the large-scale format of my installation work requests the physical and spatial consideration of the viewer when interacting with it. The visibility of decay in the rust-stained and peeling paper and the ostentatious fragility of the porcelain implicate human interaction as a source of potential destruction. By openly displaying their own physical vulnerabilities, these objects call on the viewer to examine the entropic nature of their own human body and its relationship to its surroundings. In doing so, my works aims to cultivate compassion for the physical world around us and for our own ephemeral bodies.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
Growing a Glass House, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2017
Was, Might Be, Brookline Arts Center, Boston, MA

Within Me, Without Me, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

2010
One Stone, North Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009
Evolve, Treadwell Exhibition Space, Oakland, CA

Two-Person
2016
VC1, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA
with Sara Allen Prigodich

Group
2018
Women's Work, The Old Court House, Woodstock, IL Juried Exhibition

January Show, Art Center Ukiah, Ukiah, CA

2017
Under 300, Chester Country Art Association, West Chester, PA
Juried Exhibition

Craft Forms, Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA
Juror: Nora Atkinson

Create New +, University of Montana School of Art
Online Juried Exhibition

Ephemera-Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Juror: Pam Rogers

MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Galleries, New Bedford, MA

UMass Dartmouth MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2016
Art in Clay IV: Up Against the Wall, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY
Juror: Matt Nolan

The 3rd Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX
Juror: Sharon Kopriva

The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Jennifer Zwilling and Elisabeth R. Agro

Contemporary Clay, Hot Art-Brookline Arts Center, Boston, MA
Juror: Emily Zilber

Weaving with Light, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Main Gallery, Dartmouth, MA

Ceramic Sources, Braitmayer Gallery at Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

2015
Weaving with Light, SOFA Connect, Chicago, IL
Juried Exhibition

Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University, Boston, MA
Jurors: Lucy Kim, Matt Phillips, and Michelle Samour

Pliable, Gallery X, New Bedford, MA

2014
Glimpse, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA,

2013
The Masculine in Art, Art on the Balcony, Oakland, CA
Juried Exhibition

2012
The Elephant in the Room, CK Gallery, Oakland, CA
Juried Exhibition

Flying Colors, CK Gallery, Oakland, CA
Juried Exhibition

2011
California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

California College of the Arts Baccelaurate Exhibition, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010
California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

The Art of the Collective, Nabolom Collective Bakery, Berkeley, CA

2009
California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

Art Center Ukiah, Ukiah, CA
Invitational

Oaxacafornia, Biblioteca Henestrosa, Oaxaca, Mexico

Ceramics Guild Show, Isabel Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA

The Doubles, A2 Café, Oakland, CA

Artist's Bibliography

2018
Craft Form Catalog, Wayne Arts Center

2017
Jenkins, Mark "In the galleries: myth and respite at the American University museum," Washington Post, May 11, 2017

Downs, David, Polonium No. 3: Work, Sprocketbox Publishing, Chicago, IL, June, 2017

Publications

2017
Co-author "Installation Art and the Mobile Embodied Viewer", Yearbook of Moving Image Studies. Image Temporality: The Relation of Time, Space and Reception of Visual Media. Kiel, Germany. Research Group Moving Image Science

Professional Experience

2018
Instructor, Extreme Hand Building workshop, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Instructor, Sculptural Wire Basketry workshop, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Instructor, Non-traditional Hand Papermaking workshop, Chester Country Art Association, West Chester, PA

2017-present
Instructor, wheel throwing, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

2017
Studio assistant, Jocelyn Chateauvert, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

2016
Technical Assistant, Lynn Sures, Penland School of Crafts

Instructor, summer camp ceramics, Artworks!, New Bedford, MA

2016-2017
Instructor, adult ceramics, Artworks!, New Bedford, MA

2015-2017
Graduate Student Representative, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2016
Instructor of Record-Foundations in Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2015
Instructor of Record, Handbuilding 1, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2014-2015
Ceramics studio technician, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

2009-2010
Studio assistant, Whitney Smith Pottery, Oakland, CA

Awards and Honors

2018
Artist-in-residence, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

True Harrigan artist-in-residence, Furman University, Greenville, SC

2017
Artist-in-residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Technical Assistant Grant, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Graduate Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2016-2017
Karon Richardson Doherty Memorial Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2016
Graduate Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

College of Visual and Performing Arts Travel Grant, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Best in Show-silver, Art in Clay IV, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition

Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Penland School of Arts and Crafts

Friends of Arrowmont, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Ceramics Club Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2015
Friends of Arrowmont, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Ceramics Club Scholarship, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2012
Best in Show, The Elephant in the Room, CK Gallery

Best in Show, Flying Colors, CK Gallery

2011
Presidential Scholarship, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Post-Graduate Fellowship, California College of the Arts

2004
Governor's Scholarship, State of California

Lectures and Talks

2018
"Artist Talk" Furman University, Greenville, SC

2016
"Defining That Which Defines Us: Installation as Architectural Place", Crowther Symposium, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

"Installation and Embodiment", First year graduate seminar, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA

"Artist Talk", Tabor Academy, Marion, MA

Education

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
MFA

California College of Arts, Oakland, CA
BFA, Ceramics with High Distinction