Hannah Farrell, Tiger in the Bedroom
Hannah Farrell, Tiger in the Bedroom

“My series, RESPITE, creates a narrative of comfort and domesticity in contemporary America.”

Hannah Farrel is the latest student to show work in Gallery 148 on MCAD's campus. The show RESPITE is filled with her signature vibrant, textural paintings and a good dose of humor. “By referencing social media and candid imagery I am commenting on the way we present ourselves to other people,” she says. “My paintings are created from photos and considered retrospectively in order to carry the subtle and underlying complexities of life.”

Sir greets gallery visitors

Sir, the gallery guard

Gallery visitors were also delighted with a visit from Hannah's cat Sir, who kept an eye on things throughout the evening. "What I hope first and foremost is that people see the pride in every painting. I am choosing what to define in each painting and I am specific with the details. My paintings are a love letter to the people and cats in my life."


To see more works from Hannah, take a peek at her website.

Would you like to show your work in Gallery 148? Do you have an idea for a gallery show you would like to curate? Gallery 148 is student run, student juried, and shows student work. It is your opportunity to curate a professional quality show right on campus. It is meant to display a diverse cross-section of the talent and interests on the MCAD campus. All disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Email Brett Smith for more information!

Check out more photos from the gallery show below.