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Moira Hahn

Moira Hahn – 396 Park Avenue

I was raised on the East Coast and moved to California as a teenager.  Prior to committing to fine art, I worked in various fields including character animation and illustration.  Clients included Time magazine, Cosmopolitan magazine, The New York Times newspaper, and The New Yorker magazine.

My parents were Japanophiles.  My dad served in WWII in China, for two years, and collected cloisonné and sculptures while avidly photographing rural people and lifestyles near his Army post.  He dreamed of China for the rest of his life, an obsession that affected me and enhanced my curiosity.

Our house was full of art, much of it Asian.  While I was young, a favorite uncle stationed in Osaka regularly sent us ‘care packages’ of Japanese art, toys and apparel.

My art exhibitions this year included and/or will include:

“LA Art Expo”, Los Angeles Convention Center, Gregorio Escalante Gallery booth, January 2016; “Year of the Monkey”, Giant Robot 2 Gallery, Sawtelle Japantown District, Los Angeles, CA Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2016;
California Cool”, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA, Feb 2016; “Night of 1,000 Fire Monkeys: the art of Moira Hahn”, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Chinatown, Los Angeles, solo exhibition, April 9 – May 15 2016;

“Meow: A Cat Inspired Exhibition”, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, May 21 – Sept 4, 2016; “Art Gathering L.A.,” The Queen Mary (resort ship), Gregorio Escalante Gallery booth, Long Beach, CA, June 2 – 5, 2016; “Wild West/Plains to the Pacific”, CA Legion of Honor Museum, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art, San Francisco, CA June 18 – Sept 11, 2016;

“Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature”, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ, Sept 9, 2016 – Jan 22, 2017;

“Solo Exhibition” (as yet unnamed, as of July 2016), Azusa Pacific University Art Gallery, Covina, CA Oct 18 – Nov 18 2016;

My solo exhibition at Gregorio Escalante Gallery was favorably reviewed in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and Fabrik magazines.  Several of my new paintings will be featured in late 2016 in “Asian Inspiration”, an art book to be published by Victionary Press, Hong Kong.

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