Miya Hannan’s two-dimensional works, sculptures, and installations show her view of the world that is constructed by the layers and linkages of human lives and histories that are etched, trapped, and stratified in the soil of the Earth. Her work is influenced by Asian rituals and philosophy, as well as by her scientific education. Hannan is represented by R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla. Recent exhibitions include the solo shows, Layers and Missing Links at R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego and Transitory Elements at the Japanese Garden Exhibition Hall, Balboa Park, San Diego, and a group exhibition at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma. Hannan was also commissioned by TEDxSanDiego to create the Critical Mass installation for their 2012 meeting.
She was awarded an M.F.A. Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute where she received her M.F.A. in 2007. She received her B.A., graduating summa cum laude, from San Diego State University in 2004. Before coming to the United States, she received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from the school of health sciences, Kyushu University and worked for a hospital for seven years in her native country, Japan. She is an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno in the United State of America.