Miya Hannan



Sep., 2005 - May, 2007 M.F.A., Studio Art, San Francisco Art Institute
Sep., 2001 - May, 2004 B.A., Fine Art with Emphasis in Painting and Printmaking, San Diego State University
Jan., 1999 - May, 2001 A.A., Fine Art, Mesa College, San Diego
Apr., 1987 - Mar, 1990 B.S., Medical technology, Kyushu University, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

Oct., 2018 (scheduled) Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL
May., 2018 (scheduled) ArtSpace, Richmond, VA
Nov., 2017 (scheduled) Stories of Urns3 Square Art, Fort Collins, CO
Mar - Apr., 2013 Layers and Missing Links, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
Read an article by Cathy Breslaw
Read an article by James Chute
Sep. - Dec., 2010 Transitory Elements, Japanese Garden Exhibition Hall, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
Jan. - Feb., 2010 Connectivity, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
Feb., 2009 LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA
Mar. - Apr., 2008 Circularity, R.B. Stevenson Gallery, San Diego, CA
Read a review by Robert Pincus
May, 2007 Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Sep., 2007 Momentum, Gallery 2, Ventura Collage, Ventura, CA
May, 2004 Apples and the Apple, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

Commission Work and Project

Mar., 2016 - Precent Three Poems Disrupting a LanguageArtist’s Book Project with Brighton Press, San Diego, CA
(collections of 13 institutions including Getty Research Institute, Stanford University, and Harvard University)
Dec., 2012 Critical Mass, TEDxSanDiego, San Diego, CA

Selected Exhibitions (highlights)

Feb., 2018 (scheduled) Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY (three-person show)
June - Oct., 2017 Making a Mark, Nevada Arts Council Traveling Exhibition, NV
June, 2017 My Body Your Body, Sierra Arts Foundations, Reno, NV
Aug. - Nov., 2016 Caverna: Infinite Universe (three-person snow), HB Punto Experimental, San Diego, CA
Read an article by Miguel Gongora Jr.
Apr., 2011 Cut to from, Fine Art Gallery, the University of California, San Diego, CA
Feb., 2011 In to the woods, Sacred Heart Hall, the University of California, San Diego, CA
Apr., 2010 Unraveling Tradition, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM
Apr., 2010 Silence, Cunning and Exile, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, CA
Read a review by JD Beltran
Read a review by Gretchen Giles
Aug. - Sep., 2009 LA 2009, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sep. - Nov., 2007 Paper Cutes 3, Fetterly Gallery, Vallejo, CA
Nov., 2007 Artists Go Lightly, Temporary Autonomous Museum(s), San Francisco, CA
Feb,. 2005 Life Luggage, Everett Gee Jackson Gallery, San Diego, CA
May, 2003 Up and Coming, New Paintings, SDSU Community Gallery, San Diego, CA

Juried Exhibitions (highlights)

Jan. 2017 2017-18 Fellowship Finalist Exhibition, Phoenix Gallry, New York, NY
Oct. - Nov., 2016 Artist Statement, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Apr., 2007 15th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Jurors: Sara Cochran, Curator, Modern & Contemporary Art Dept. of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Carole Ann Klonarides, Professor, UCLA and CalArts
Jan. - Mar., 2007 Pro Arts’ Juried Annual 2007, Oakland, CA
Juror: Berin Golonu, Curator, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Feb. - Mar., 2007 Beyond Printmaking 2007, TTU School of Arts Landmark Arts, Lubbock, TX
Juror: Anita Jung, Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Dec., 2006 Brand 35: Art on Paper, Association of Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, CA
Nov,. 2006 Pacific Prints 2006, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
May 2004 Ink Under Pressure, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
May, 2004 Emerging Printmakers L.A., Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock University, PA


July 2018 (scheduled) Willapa Bay AiR Residency, Oysterville, WA
July 2017 Red Gate Residency, Beijing, China


Jan. 2017 ArtMaze Mag, Issue #1, 2017, New York and the United Kingdom, p. 84-85.
Feb. 2017 Artists Statement #1, CICA Press, Korea, p. 22-23.

Reviews and Articles

Sep., 2016 Gongora Jr, Miguel. “Tension Through Space. Caverna: Infinite Universe,” September 24, 2016. Read
Apr., 2013 Breslaw, Cathy. “ArtSecene: The Monthly Digest to Art in Southern California,” April, 2013, Vol. 32, No. 8, p. 26. Read
March, 2013 Chute, James. “Miya Hannan: ‘Layers and Missing Links’.” The San Diego Union Tribune, Arts and Culture, March 24, 2013, p. E2. Read
July, 2010 Beltran, JD. “Silence, Exile, and Cunning.” San Francisco Chronicle, City Bright, July 21, 2010 ,http://www.sfgate.com. Read
July, 2010 Giles, Gretchen. “Guessing Games: ‘Silence, Exile, and Cunning’ assigns roles at the SVMA.” Bohemian, April 28 – May 4, 2010, Vol. 31.50 .Tribune, Night & Day, April 17, 2008, p. 25. Read
Apr., 2008 Pincus, Robert L. “Miya Hannan: Circularity’ is a Solid Debut.” The San Diego Union
Tribune, Night & Day, April 17, 2008, p. 25. Read

Professional Honors, Awards, and Prizes

Nov., 2007 Third Place, Art Interview, Germany
May, 2007 Honorable Mention, Art Interview, Germany
Dec., 2006 Bonese Collins Turner Award, Brand 35, Glendale, CA
May, 2004 First Prize, LA Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA

Academic Honors, Awards, and Prizes

May 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award, Mesa College, San Diego, CA
Sep., 2005 - May, 2007 MFA Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Sep., 2001 - May, 2004 Summa Cum Laude, San Diego State University, CA
Feb., 2004 The SDSU Provost’s Award, San Diego State University, CA
Jan., 1999 - May, 2001 Dean’s Honor List, Mesa College, San Diego, CA
May, 2001 Mesa College Scholarship Award, Mesa College, San Diego, CA

Visiting Artist Lecture

July, 2017 United State Embassy, Beijing, China
March, 2014 University of San Diego, CA
Apr., 2008 Grossmont College, San Diego, CA
Sep., 2007 Ventura Collage, Ventura, CA


  Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
  Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  R.B. Stevenson Gallery, La Jolla, CA
  San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  The University of Denver, Denver, CO
  The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
  Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Teaching Experience

July., 2016 - Present Assistant Professor, the University of Nevada, Reno, NV
Jan 2016 - May. 2016 Instructor, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2015 Instructor, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
Jan. 2008 - Dec.2015 Lecturer), University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Jan. 2006 - May 2007 Teaching Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA