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Artist Bio


Hannah Ghafary (b. 1997) is an American visual artist based in Atlanta, Georgia who is best known for her paintings which juxtapose classical art with contemporary culture. By moving images of classical art from the protective space of heavy gilded frames and tasseled red ropes into a contemporary visual space, Hannah's work initiates a dialogue around the objectification and commodification of feminine beauty. Hannah draws from the collective cultural conscious of Western culture to create challenging images that consolidate centuries of female archetypes and underline the limited examples of feminine identity and experience in art and culture throughout history. Her work asks viewers to consider who has held the brush which has painted the ideal construction of womanhood, from how they look to how they behave. Ultimately, Hannah's work challenges viewers to explore female identity, sexuality, race, and power in more complex ways. She cites Jenny Saville and Kehinde Wiley as inspirations that were very formative to her artistic style. Hannah received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2022. Her work has been featured in Ashton Gallery in San Diego, California and GBA Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. 


Figure, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC


Pivotal, Women's Caucus for Art, Laurel, MD


We're Doing It ALL Wrong, Edward A. Dixon Gallery, Dayton, OH


Gen Z by Gen Z, GBA Gallery, New York City, NY


Coalescence, The WADDI, Atlanta, GA


Spring Forward, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA


Open Studio, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), Atlanta, GA


At Midnight, Ashton Gallery, San Diego, CA

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