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  H A N N A H / THIEF

 

626 319 5497

design@thiefit.com

markhannah822@gmail.com

instagram : mhannah_thief

STATEMENT        

Visual artist 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. 


EDUCATION         

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

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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

 

AWARDS       

TURN , Kinetic Sculpture, 2007 PMCA Design Biennale official selection

MUD ,Cosmetic Display, Produced by Kitchen Collaborative 2009 American Graphic Design Award (GD USA Magazine} 

        

PRESS      

Thief of Arts,  Arroyo Weekly 2009  

 

WRITINGS      

Bad Ideas: Selected Writings from an American Realism Course

Introduction by Chris Kraus

Action as Agency in Object : Chris Burden 1979 -2015

  

TEACHING      

Art Center College of Design, Instructor - Hollywood, 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.  

 

[References available upon request]