Hannah Demma

Art Discipline: 
Lincoln, NE
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Nov 5, 2018 to Nov 16, 2018

Hannah Demma is a multimedia artist specializing in papermaking. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017, with an emphasis on printmaking and her Masters in Fine Art at her alma mater in 2022. Her mixed-media approach to art speaks to aspects of science and nature both familiar and strange, and mines the environment for inspiration, examining the intersection of the imaginative and the biological, of the creative and the empirical. Utilizing the beautiful and immersive nature of repetitive craft, Hannah’s abstractions stir the imagination of anyone who enjoys the accumulation of color and pattern, and spark excitement for material investigation and appreciation for the alien microcosms and phenomena found in the world around us.  

In 2018 Hannah received a Mayor’s Art Award and during her MFA she was the recipient of the Dan and Barbara Howard Creative Achievement Award (2021) and the Francis William Vreeland Award in Art (2022). Hannah received Best in Show awards at the Lincoln Arts Festival in 2022 and again in 2023, as well as Best in Show at the Sioux City Art Festival in 2023. She served as coordinator for the Cedar Point Biological Station artist residency and Art Adventure camp from 2017-2023. She currently works as Executive Director at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, an artist residency program in Nebraska City, NE.

Hannah also works as a papermaker and papermaking instructor at Constellation Studios in Lincoln, NE. In addition to her teaching, Hannah has maintained a busy studio practice as well as lecture and exhibition schedules and looks forward to expanding her studio practice to include new mediums and collaborations.

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