HANNAH O’HARE BENNETT

EDUCATION

2017                M.F.A. Design Studies (focus on Textiles and Paper), The University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

1998                B.F.A Printmaking, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

AWARDS AND GRANTS 

1997                Undergraduate Research Award, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1998                Art Department Scholarship, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2014-2017       University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

2015                Summertime Research Award, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison                    

                        Honorable Mention, Design 2015 Annual Juried Show, Ruth Davis Design Gallery

2016                Design Studies Department Scholarship, Department of Design Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                         MFA Award, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2017                Design Studies Department Scholarship, Department of Design Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                        Best In Show, UW Madison Juried Student Show, Gallery 1308

RESIDENCIES

1997                Artist Residency, Matfield Green, KS, site of project of the Land Institute based in Salina, KS

2015                Artist Residency, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI

2018                Artist Residency, Madison Public Library Bubbler, Madison, WI (upcoming)

EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

1998    Scholarship Show, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (group)

            Senior Show, Art and Design Gallery, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (group)

2000    Dear Friends, La Prima Tazza, Lawrence, KS (group)

2012    Constellation, A Backyard Art Event, South Minneapolis, MN

2014    A Common Thread 2014, Textile Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (group)

            Convergence, Gallery 7, Madison, WI (group)

2015    Design Studies Graduate Student Showcase, Design Gallery, Madison, WI (group)       

            Design 2015, Design Gallery, Madison, WI (juried, honorable mention)

            STRUT!, a performance by Laura Anderson Barbata in downtown Madison, WI           

            Loomtour, a Traveling Interactive Textile project, various locations in the US, and in Madison, WI

2016    Design Studies Graduate Student Showcase, Design Gallery, Madison WI (group)

             Fresh and Snappy, Hilldale Shopping Center, Madison, WI (group)

             Seeds of Time, James Madison Park, Madison WI (performance)

             Standard Incomparable, Amory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (group)

             Human Ecology: Three Constructed Landscapes, Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI (three-person show)

            Pollen: The Work of Summer, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison WI  (solo)

            You Can’t Take it With You, Common Wealth Gallery, Madison, WI (group) (catalogue)

            Origins: Domestication, Gelsey Verna Display Space, Madison, WI

2017    Domestication Syndrome: An Evolving Story, Arts and Lit Lab Gallery, Madison, WI (solo)

            Domestication Syndrome: Artifacts, Ruth Davis Design Gallery, Madison, WI (solo)

            Hand In Hand, An online fundraising project for the ACLU

            UW-Madison Student Show, Gallery 1308, Madison, WI (juried) (best in show award)

            Artifacts of the Domiculture, Louise Mecklenberg Reading Room, Madison, WI (solo)

            30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA (juried)

            Standard Incomparable, Kunst Meran/Merano Art, Northern Italy

            Midwest Paperfest, Green Lake, WI (juried)

            Surface Tension, Friends of Dard Hunter Members’ Exhibition, Atlanta, GA (juried)

2018    Domestic Objects: Sewn Down, Madison Public Library (solo) (upcoming)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015                Teaching Assistant, DS 469: Community Arts Practice, Arts Institute, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

                        Substitute Weaving Instructor, DS 229: Weaving I, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

2015-2016       Teaching Assistant, DS 120: Fundamentals of Design, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

2016                Substitute Embroidery Instructor, DS 228: Structural Enrichment, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

                         Instructor, Middle School Fashion Design, PEOPLE Program, Madison, WI

                         Instructor, Textile Design and Design Studies, Grandparents’ University, Wisconsin Alumni Association, Madison, WI

2017                Guest Instructor, Natural Dye section of DS 227: Print and Dye I, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                        Student Assistant for Concepts in Book Arts Workshop, Penland School of Crafts

                        Instructor, Middle School Fashion Design, PEOPLE Program, Madison, WI

                        Visiting Fiber Artist Workshops, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI

                        Combinatory Play Workshop Instructor, Madison Public Library Goodman Branch, Madison, WI

LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS                        

2016                My Work with Handmade Paper, Professor Mary Hark, DS 528: Papermaking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

                        Dyes and Pigments, Professor Jung-hye Shin, DS 120: Fundamentals of Design, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

                        Backstrap Weaving demonstration as part of Celebrate Oaxaca!, Ruth Harris Design Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

                        Domestication Syndrome, Professor Mary Hark, DS 528: Papermaking, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

                        Papermaking History and Workshop, Professor Eve Emschwiller, Botany 240: Plants and Humans, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 

2017                Sustainability in My Art Practice, Professor Mary Hark, DS 501: Sustainable Practice for Textiles and Design

                        Domestication Syndrome: A Slide Show of My Work, Penland School of Crafts

                        Domestication Syndrome Pecha Kucha, Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting, Atlanta

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

FutureFarmers, San Francisco, CA

Curtis Bartone, Savannah, GA

COMMISSIONS 

1999-2006       Illustrations for Angelic Organics, Caledonia, IL

2016                Custom Natural Dye for Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers, San Francisco, CA

2017                Custom Indigo Dye for Regal Standard, Madison, WI

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2017    Concepts in Book Arts, Tate Shaw, Penland School of Crafts,

2015    Memory on Cloth, a Dialog with Material: An Indigo and Boro Workshop, Yoshiko Wada, Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA

2013    Industrial Sewing, Pattern Development I and Textiles,  3 courses in the Apparel Technologies Program, Minneapolis Community and          Technical College

            Natural Dyes, Print and Pattern, Anne Babchuk and Danielle Bush, MAIWA, Vancouver, CA

2012    Natural Dye, Charllotte Kwon, MAIWA, Vancouver, CA

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Member, Friends of Dard Hunter

Member, Arts and Lit Laboratory

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

1999-2004       Organic Vegetable Farmer in Illinois and Kansas

2004-2006       Sustainable Agribusiness Extensionist, US Peace Corps, Ecuador

2007                Manager of Community Supported Agriculture, Featherstone Fruits and Vegetables, Rushford, MN

2008-2014       Buyer and Assistant Manager of Produce Department, Seward Community Co-op, Minneapolis, MN

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Schlough, Brett, “Interstices: The Feral Book”, radio interview on WMUU, Madison, WI, March 22nd, 2017

Witman, Sarah, “Standout Art Moments from Madison 2016,” Tone Madison Blog, Dec. 21st, 2016. https://www.tonemadison.com/articles/standout-art-moments-in-madison-from-2016/

McMahon, Meg, “Back to Her Roots,” UW School of Human Ecology Website article, Sept. 13, 2016.  https://sohe.wisc.edu/tag/hannah-ohare-bennett/