Ana Hanson Artist Biography

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Ana Hanson is an Australian mixed media visual artist whose work reflects a wide range of influences- both traditional and contemporary. Her unique approach blends a range of styles and mediums. Born in Melbourne and raised on the Far South Coast of NSW, Ana later moved to Canberra, A.C.T, where she earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University School of Art, majoring in painting, and contributed to a number of local joint and group exhibitions. In 2018 Ana returned to the city of her birth and has since participated in exhibitions and art prizes at a number of Exhibition spaces around Melbourne and regional Victoria. In 2023 Ana held a solo exhibition ‘Unbound Terrain: A Contemporary Exploration of the Australian Landscape’, which showcased the landscape being expressed through a variety of mediums. Through the artistic exploration she has undertaken in recent years, Ana has developed a practice that blends a variety of both traditional and contemporary media and styles in unexpected and surprising ways. Her influences reflect a passion and love for a wide variety of arts and range from the Australian landscape artists of the modernist period, to contemporary street artists and the Japanese art of anime. Her main focus lies in landscape and nature-inspired art, where she offers a fresh perspective on the natural world, with a unique artistic voice that transcends boundaries and celebrates the interplay between tradition and innovation.

Ana Hanson Artist CV

Born 1985, Melbourne, Australia.
Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.


2009- Bachelor of Visual Arts (Majoring in Painting), Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

2015- Graduate Diploma in Education, University of Canberra, ACT.


2023- ‘Unbound Terrain: Contemporary Explorations of the Australian Landscape by Ana Hanson’, Dianella Community Centre, Tarneit, VIC

2009- ‘Painting Under The Trees’, Corrinbank Festival, Corrinbank, ACT


2024- ‘A4 Addict’, Addict Food and Coffee, Fitzroy, VIC

2024- ‘Artist As Curator’, The Annex, Werribee, VIC

2024- ‘New Growth’, Old Auction House, Kyneton, Victoria

2024- ‘Small Works Art Prize’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC

2023- ‘Linden Postcard Show’, Linden New Art, St Kilda, VIC

2023- ‘Show Us What You Got’, The Corner Studio, West Footscray, VIC. Artwork selected to be part of The Corner Studio’s permanent display.

2023- ‘Buy or Cry’, Sol Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC

2023- ‘Not The Same Ol’ Art Show’, The Corner Studio, West Footscray, VIC. Artwork selected to be part of The Corner Studio’s permanent display.

2023- ‘Rutherglen Tastes of Art Prize’, Rutherglen Memorial Hall, Rutherglen, VIC

2023- ‘Falling out of Red’, Sol Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic

2023- ‘That’s so Gay: From Insult to Strength’, Old Auction House, Kyneton, VIC

2022- ‘M16 Drawing Prize’, Online Exhibition, M16 Artspace, Griffith, ACT

2022- ‘Linden Postcard Show’, Linden New Art, St Kilda, VIC

2021- ‘Linden Postcard Show’, Linden New Art, St Kilda, VIC

2019- ‘9 by 5 Exhibition’,Walker Street Gallery, Dandenong, VIC

2019- ‘Wyndham Art Prize’, Finalist, Wyndham Gallery, Wyndham, VIC

2019- ‘Gay Life Drawing Melbourne’ Midsumma exhibition, Hares & Hyenas, Fitzroy, VIC

2019- ‘Femina Extravaganza’, Black Cat Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC

2016- ‘Lowbrow Gallery and Bar Launch’, Lowbrow Gallery, Canberra, ACT

2016- ‘Squares’, Strathnairn Art Gallery, Holt, ACT

2009- ‘Ancient Cobbles of Heidelberg: Photographs by Heidi Gill and paintings by Ana Hanson’, The Front Gallery and Cafe, Lyneham, ACT

2009- ‘Australian National University School of Art 2009 Graduating Exhibition’, Australian National University School of Art, Australian National University, Acton, ACT. Recipient of EASS (Emerging Artist Support Scheme) Prize.

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