Hannah Hurricane Sanchez (b.1988) makes drawings, paintings, and prints. Her work focuses on the avian as form, often finding bird imagery to be metaphors for personal symbolism, ideas on domesticity, landscape, and the suggestion of celestial spaces. Hannah charters the ubiquity of borders, growing up between Florida and Texas, and her relationship to a land ethic. Collaborations with children is common for the artist. She is genuinely motivated by the search for sensing unseen natural forces, kindness, and supernatural beings.
Hannah’s solo show at Easthampton City Arts+ titled “Long Days, Long Nights, Swim Often” presented a cast of angels, super-heroines, stay-at-home moms, career women and spoke to the magic and the misunderstood of interconnected, compassionate beings. Hannah was an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Joan Snyder in 2017 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2018. She received a MASS MoCA Match Grant, offered by Assets for Artists, in 2019. At Zea Mays Printmaking, in Florence, MA, she was an intaglio studio assistant, teacher, and researcher. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and an MFA in Painting. She currently paints at Sunshine Ranch in San Antonio, Texas.