BIO:

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Hanna has also lived in Florida, California, and Michigan before settling in Indianapolis, Indiana. Drawing and painting since he was six years old, Hanna attended Tam O’Shanter Art Classes for Gifted Youth at the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh at the recommendation of his middle school art teacher. As there were limited art classes available in his Pittsburgh area high school, he enrolled in the Famous Artists Correspondence Course as a teen. While pursuing a Bachelor’s degree at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, he took several studio art courses. Throughout his adult life, he has taken art classes wherever he was, including numerous drawing and painting classes at the University of California at San Diego where he also earned certificates in Creative Studies, and Professional Illustration Techniques. After moving to Indianapolis, he took several classes in Watercolor, Drawing, Painting, and Graphic Design at the Indianapolis Art Center, before enrolling at the Herron School of Art and Design. He graduated from there in December, 2010 with a B. A. in Art History and extensive studio classes in Drawing, Painting, Color Theory, 2-D and 3-D Design, Visual Communications, and Illustration. Since then, he has been actively painting in his Stutz building studio. Recently he has begun exploring cold wax medium and hot beeswax, incorporating oil bars, mixed media, image transfers and found objects in his work. His work explores the interplay between structure and chaos, and tries to interact with current events, other artists work, and the difficulties of getting by in the contemporary world.

EDUCATION:

Tam O’Shanter Classes for gifted youth, 1965-1967
Famous Artist’s School Correspondence Course, 1969-1971
Drawing for Non-Majors, Eckerd College, 1972
Artist as Social and Political Critic, Eckerd College, 1973
Certificate in Creative Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1979
Certificate in Professional Illustration Techniques, UCSD, 1981
Courses in Drawing, Painting, and Photography, UCSD Extension, 1983/84
Courses in Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Drawing, Color Theory, Beginning
Watercolor, Graphic Design, Intermediate and Advanced Painting, Photography, Open Figure Drawing Studio, Indianapolis Art Center, 1988 – 2004
B. A., Art History, Herron School of Art and Design, 2010, with studio courses in
Color Theory, Beginning Drawing, Drawing I, II, and III, Painting I, II, III and
IV, Illustration I, 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Visual Communications I & II,
Typography I & II, and Computer Based Design.

EXHIBITIONS:

Student Art Show, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN 1994
Bodner Studios Fall Show, Indianapolis, IN 2003, 2004
Bodner Studios Spring Show, Indianapolis, IN 2004
Raymond James Stutz ArtSpace “First Peek” Show, Indianapolis, IN 2011, -12, -13, -14 & 15
Raymond James Stutz Artists Association Open House, Indianapolis, IN 2011, -12, -13, -14 & 15
Stutz Artists Association Holiday Show, Indianapolis, IN, 2011, 2014
Stutz ArtSpace "Ten Yards" Show, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
BJava Coffee and Tea, Indianapolis, IN, 2012, 2013
A2Z Cafe, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
"Irvington Presents", Bona Thompson Memorial Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2012
"Homage" Show, Harrison Center for the Arts, 2013
National Arts Program, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN, 2013
National Midwest Abstract Art Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN, 2013 & 2014
Atrio @ Gateway, 950 North Meridian, Indianapolis, IN, 2013-14
Garfield Park Arts Center Student/Staff/Instructor Show, Indianapolis, IN, 2013, 2014
116th Annual Richmond Art Museum regional painting show, Richmond, IN, 2014
"TINY III" show, Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN 2014
"Common Ground" two-person show at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, Indianapolis, IN 2015
Raymond James offices, Indianapolis, IN 2015


COLLECTIONS:

Tony and Lori Fiduk, California
Garrett Mudd, Connecticut
Lucy Jo Atkinson, Ohio
Tim and Mary Stanton, Indiana
Bruce and Sue Hicks, Indiana
Brandon Farley, Indiana
Emile Fournier, Indiana
James and Shelley Wetzel, Indiana
Ann O'Bryan, Indiana
Shirley Greatbatch, Indiana
Bruce Draper, Indiana
Kim Starr, Indiana
Lynne Huntting, California
Greg Rubenstein, Arizona
J.R. Morehouse, Indiana

AWARDS, HONORS and MEMBERSHIPS:

“First Place”, Design Competition for brochure cover, for United Way of Central
Indiana, Indianapolis, IN 1989
Member, Stutz Artists Association, 2010-2015
Member, Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA), 2011 - 2015
Member, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 2007 – 2012