Kelly A. Hanning

Adjunct Faculty
CORE Studies

United States

Kelly A. Hanning is a multidisciplinary artist from the panhandle of Florida. She received her BFA in Studio Art with a focus in Figure, Painting, and Drawing from Florida State University in 2018 and an MFA in Painting + Drawing from Ohio University in 2022. Her work is saturated in themes of womanhood, labor, and identity, often materializing with bright color palettes, traditional oil painting methods, textiles and the occasional puppet. Recently she exhibited, "The Water's Fine," at Trisolini Gallery in Athens--a multidisciplinary body of work inspired by the rail disaster in East Palestine.

In addition to teaching at CCAD and maintaining her personal art practice, she has worked heavily in the art fabrication world, including the Scarefactory and both the Columbus and Philadelphia locations of Otherworld. Before moving to Columbus, she contributed to a multitude of local projects--notably assisting John's Sabraw's work with Rural Action and Gamblin, and Yoidles Productions fabrication of sets for Björk's Cornucopia Tour.