Mark Hannah is an award-winning cross-disciplinary Visual artist, designer and educator, teaching and producing solutions and products in the areas of art, transportation, furniture, consumer goods, entertainment, and business. After receiving his BS degree in Graphic Design from Oregon State University, Mark attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California earning his B.S. degree in 1998 in Industrial/Transportation design. Mark has developed products for world-class design companies such as Razorfish, Sapient Corp., Walt Disney, Columbia Pictures, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Understanding the importance that art and design serves in developing the much-needed solutions for the future, Mark has taught art at the professional level at Art Center College of Design since 2012 and Gnomon School of Visual Effects since 1999. Mark continues to work with a very select group of clients through his design consultancy THIEFIT, developing projects that encourage sustainable solutions through art and design. Mark received his Masters in Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design.
M A R K H A N N A H
B. 1969 Macon, Ga
Lives and work in Los Angeles
626 319 5497
instagram : mhannah_thief
Visual artist and educator seeking representation or residencies to participate in creating art focusing on Institutional critique in systems of Power. Selected for the 2007 PMCA California Biennial for excellence in design in California. Have participated in various group exhibitions and solo shows from 2002 to 2021.
MFA in Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, 2019 -2021
Thesis Comittee: Jason Smith, Laura Owens, Stan Douglas)
BA in Transportation Design, Art Center College of Design, 1994 -1998
BS in Graphic Design, Oregon State University, 1991-1994
2022, Solo Exhibition, MOB, Hatch Pops, Los Angeles, Ca
2021, Group Exhibition, MMXXI, ArtCenter DTLA (Curated by Catherine Taft)
2021, Group Exhibition, It’s Gonna Be Bad, Crickets Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles
2020, Solo Show, POWER, Oxyoke Station, Grants Pass, Or
2017, Solo Show, WAR IS KNOCKING , Thief Store, Pasadena, Ca
2007, Pasadena Museum Of Art Biennale, Official selection, Pasadena, Ca
(Juried By Lisa Love, West Coast Editor, Vogue; Michael Worthington, Co-Director, Program
of Graphic Design, CalArts)
2002, Solo Exhibition, Autofacts, Hatch Gallery, Pasadena, Ca
TURN , Kinetic Sculpture, 2007 PMCA Design Biennale official selection
MUD ,Cosmetic Display, Produced by Kitchen Collaborative 2009 American Graphic Design Award (GD USA Magazine}
BOOKS & WRITINGS
Ask Me Again, Collection of Short Stories
Bad Ideas: Selected Writings of American Realism Course Introduction by Chris Kraus
Art of Visual Communication Workbook
How to Quit Smoking Sketch Books
Art Center College of Design, Instructor - Pasadena, CA 1999 - present
Visual communication for Entertainment
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Instructor - Hollywood, CA 1999 - present
Visual communication and creative concept classes.
Hillside School, Instructor - La Canada, CA 2005 -2010
process based learning and exercises and the integration of contemporary design principles.
Design Workshops at Hatch Gallery Instructor - Pasadena, CA 2002 - 2005
Design workshops for regional high school and college students.
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