Miya Hannan is an interdisciplinary artist who has been actively showing her work internationally.
Born and raised in Japan, she worked for a hospital as a radiologic technologist before immigrating to the United States of America. She is now an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Recent exhibitions
2024 “Deep Echos,” Corr Gallery, University of Montana Western, Dillon, Montana, USA
2023 “Umi ni Kizamareta Kioku,” Sapporo Tenjinyama Art Studio, Sapporo, Japan
2022 “Uncertain Certainty,” Melhop Gallery, Truckee, California, USA
2022 “We Are Reversal,” MUSA PAVILION at 59th Biennale di Venezia 2022, Venice, Italy
2021 “Aerial,” Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Recent awards
2023 Nevada Art Council Artist Fellowship Grant (Carson City, Nevada, USA)
2023 Scholarly and Creative Activities Grants, College of Liberal Arts, the University of Nevada (Reno, Nevada, USA)
2022 Global Studies Research Grants, Ozmen Institute for Global Studies (Reno, Nevada, USA)

About works

Hannan views the world as one comprised of layers and linkages of history, a chain of lives and events that leads from one to the next. Landscape is the honest record of these histories. Using the image of nature and physical objects as triggers for narratives and identities of people, her artwork tries to preserve stories that are almost forgotten or, otherwise, can be lost.

Umi no Kioku, 2023, Soot on paper, tree branches, bone ash, Size variable

Distanced Connection Part of the installation, 2023, Soot on paper, tree branches, bone ash, wood panels, Size variable

Uncertain Certainty, 2022, Site specific installation at the opium den located within the historical Chinese Herb Shop in Truckee, CA

Resonance (Truckee River), 2022, Kinetic sound installation, Sound by Reiko Yamada