Selected Exhibitions (Solo Exhibitions in Bold)



In Front of Your Eyes, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, curated by Mark Brousseau


The Persistence of Weeds, Turchin Center for Visual Art, Boone

Wrong Side of the Border, Slag Gallery, New York

Untitled, Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville

Columnist for Hyperallergic


Last Stop Before Utopia, Art Center Sarasota

Transplants, Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville

Columnist for Art F City


Winter Show, GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro

What's the Big Idea? Small Works from the Collection, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor

New American Paintings, South, Issue #124, curated by Emily Stamey, Weatherspoon Museum of Art

Boston Biennial 4, Boston

7 Squared, GreenHill Center for NC Art, Greensboro



Caring for Surfaces, The Sherman Gallery, Boston University, Boston

Back to Earth, The Lodge Gallery, New York

Do It/Make It/Yourself, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Select NY, New York

Human Territory, Slag Gallery, New York

Convergence, curated by James Hull, Boston University, Boston

Windows, Northern-Southern, Austin



Time’s Wife, curated by George Kinghorn, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor

One Strategy for Loving the World, Slag Gallery, New York

Faux Sho,’ Islip Art Museum, curated by Beth Giacummo, Islip, New York

The Intuitionists, The Drawing Center, curated by Lisa Sigal, New York

VOLTA, courtesy of Slag Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

New Acquisitions, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor

Letters, Northern-Southern, Austin



AAA: Hannah Cole, Maria Stabio, Kaitlin McDonough, Galleria Atlantica, Vicenza, Italy

Road Trip, Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina

Red Left, Blue Right, Greyduck Gallery, Austin

Art Verona, courtesy Galleria Atlantica, Vicenza



Interventions, curated by Kristen Erickson and Erin Riley, Artspace, New Haven

Red Left, Blue Right, Picture Farm, New York  

Oxheart, Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn

Chain Letter, Sampson Projects, Boston



Library Science, Artspace, New Haven

Ucross Foundation: 27 Years of Visual Artist Residencies, Nicolaysen Art Museum

Tab in Brooklyn, Tab Fine Art, Brooklyn

Platte Clove Artists in Residence Exhibition, Catskills, New York

Town and Country, curated by Jason Voegele and the Brooklyn Art Collective, New York

Portals and Poets, Tab Fine Art, Tabernash, Colorado



Mantle, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston

I Move to Keep Things Whole, Laconia Gallery, Boston

Two Way Street, Slag Gallery, New York

On the Road, curated by James Hull, Suffolk University Art Gallery, Boston



Instant Sublime, Greene Contemporary, New York

SCOPE, New York, courtesy Greene Contemporary



Wish You Were Here, former Lebanon Pavilion, Venice

Fundacio Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize Exhibition, Barcelona  

Aqua Wynwood, Miami, courtesy Greene Contemporary

Studio Visit, Exhibition in Print, Inaugural Issue, cover

Boston Does Boston, Proof Gallery, Boston

Thoughts of You, curated by Jessica Smolinski, Artspace, New Haven



Word of Mouth, Gallery Diet, Bridge Art Fair, Miami

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York

Proof of Purchase, Rhys Gallery, Boston

Summer Show, Bowery Gallery, New York

The South Press Printastic Printacular, The Carillon Gallery, Dallas

Sum, Johnson State University, Vermont

Imagining Somerville, The Somerville Museum



New Paintings, Alpha Gallery, Boston        

Art Chicago, courtesy Alpha Gallery       

Heads, Studio A.I.R., New York

National Prize Show, Cambridge

Landscapes of the Mind, Blackstone River Gallery, Rhode Island           

150 x 150, Gallery at Green Street, Boston                              



MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston University

New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston



Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming, 2009

Fundacio Guasch Coranty International Painting Prize Finalist, Barcelona, 2008

St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award, 2007

Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence, Catskills, New York, 2007

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico, 2006   

Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, Wyoming, 2005

Esther B. Kahn Award, Boston University, 2005

Dean’s Scholar Award, Boston University, 2004   

Constantin Alajalov Scholarship, Boston University, 2003, 2004

Sudler Award for the Arts, Yale University, 2001, 2000 



Departures/Arrivals, Bevilaqua La Masa/Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, 2008

Crossed Country, Sherman Gallery, Boston, 2008

Boston Does Boston, Proof Gallery, Boston, 2008

Sum, Johnson State University, Vermont, 2007



"Elevating the Mundane into Art" John O'Rourke, BU Today, December 4, 2015.

“5 Alive: Hannah Cole” Sara Jones, Kind Aesthetic, March 30, 2015.

“Story Lines: ‘The Intuitionists’ at the Drawing Center” Thomas Micchelli, Hyperallergic, July 19, 2014.

"Hannah Cole: I Can See Perfection," Stephanie Guasp, Art in Limbo, July 16, 2013.

New American Paintings, Northeast Competition, #98, 2012

"Town & Country: A Street Art Show in Midtown" Benjamin Sutton, L Magazine, June 29, 2011.

"In the Studio: Hannah Cole," Evan Garza, New American Paintings, July 29, 2010

"Keen Eye and Cunning Craft," Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, January 6, 2010

"Hannah Cole: The Automobile as Easel," Kathlee Cleveland, The Weekly Dig, January 2, 2010.

"Oddly Pretty Paintings," Catherine Laferriere, Artscope, January 2010

New American Paintings, Northeast Competition, #80, 2009

Studio Visit Magazine, (Inaugural Issue), April, 2008

“Drive-by Painting,” Taylor McNeil, Bostonia Magazine, Winter 2008

“We’ll Fry Anything,” Randi Hopkins, The Phoenix, January 2, 2008.

“Hannah Cole at Alpha Gallery,” Carl Little, Art in America, 2007.

“Interview with the Artist,” Crystal McNoe, Polished Magazine, December 2006.

A Window on an Unrushed World,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, September 21, 2006

“The Night is Young,” Bobby Hankinson, The Boston Globe, September 7, 2006

 “Five Degrees of Inspiration,” Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, May 6, 2005.

Bostonia Magazine, July, 2005.




The Drawing Center, New York                                                         

Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York

Artist File Archive, MOMA, New York

The Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons, Boston

Artspace, New Haven

Proof Gallery, Boston



Artist Mentor, Art Institute of Boston Low-Residency MFA, 2012

Visiting Scholar, full-time faculty appointment, Boston University at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2008                       

Instructor, full-time faculty appointment, Boston University, 2006-2007

Instructor, Cambridge Center Studio School, 2005-2006





Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York

Hamiltonian Artists, Washington DC


Assets for Artists, Boston and Lawrence


Visiting Artist/Critic, Dartmouth College

Visiting Artist/Critic, Parsons School of Design/The New School

Visiting Artist/Critic, Brandeis University

Visiting Artist/Critic, The Art Institute of Boston

Visiting Artist/Critic, Brandeis University


Visiting Artist/Critic, Hampshire College


Visiting Artist/Critic, Boston University Graduate School of Painting


Juror, Marblehead Festival for the Arts

Visiting Artist, Cambridge Center Studio School



Boston University, Master of Fine Arts, Painting, 2005   

Brandeis University, Post-Baccalaureate, Painting, 2003

Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, Art History, with Distinction, 2001

Hannah is a painter living in Asheville. She studied at Yale University and Boston University, and has exhibited internationally. She is represented by Slag Gallery in New York. Her work was shown recently at The Drawing Center and at Volta, Basel. Last year she had her fourth solo show in New York at The Lodge Gallery and her first solo museum show at the University of Maine Museum of Art. Her new show Caring for Surfaces is on view this fall at Boston University’s Sherman Gallery. Hannah is represented by Slag Gallery in New York. For inquiries, contact Irina Protopopescu, 917.977.1848


Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I paint the daily surroundings that normally go unnoticed—a glimpse of pavement, the pattern on a drainage grate, the weeds peeking through the crack in the sidewalk. While my work has often incorporated the textures of the cityscape, living in Appalachia has brought green back into my work. Weeds are a powerful symbol - of resilience, and of nature on its own terms. There is no official definition of a weed. It is a plant like any other, but one that is unwanted simply by virtue of existing on the wrong side of the border.

My paintings are at once rooted in the unique experiences of my own life, and in conversation with the larger history of American painting. If you’re an art nerd like me, you may notice some cheeky nods to our painting forefathers; Agnes Martin, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman. I make every mark by hand, without shortcuts. This practice is one part meditation, one part Yankee work ethic.
— Hannah Cole
Beyond (detail), oil on canvas.

Beyond (detail), oil on canvas.

Beyond, oil on canvas.

Beyond, oil on canvas.