Hana Shoup

Joined Artfinder: July 2017

Artworks for sale: 121

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United States

About Hana Shoup

 
 
  • Biography
    My paintings and drawings deal with identity.  I am fascinated by the way that art can capture, glorify, and immortalize a person. Great portraits of the past often provide visual inspiration and a starting point for my own artwork. I absorb these influences and synthesize them with my own memories and experiences in order to create psychological self-portraits. 
    I often combine abstraction with figuration, while my style features physical gestures, expressionist color, and ambiguous anatomy. I articulate existence as duality by drawing forms that are both representational and abstract.  By making art, I create a physical record of personal expression while observing the world.
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  • Education

    2008 - 2011

    University of Houston

    2007 - 2008

    Maryland Institute College of Art

    2003 - 2007

    Baylor University

  • Awards

    2013

    Hunting Art Prize Finalist

    The Hunting Art Prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC, is a prestigious annual competition open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Current Climate

    Dates: June 30, 2017 - July 13, 2017

    Venue: NEXT Gallery, Denver, Colorado

    A Next Member show exploring environmental issues

    Event: Paintings and Sculptures

    Dates: June 20, 2015 - July 25, 2015

    Venue: Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas

    This exhibition contrasts figurative paintings with abstract or semi abstract sculptures. It explores the “frisson” of opposing genres and at the same time it is trying to find a common bond. Kelli Vance’s portraits and nudes, for instance, are imbued with a luxurious surface and a multi-hued color palette responding in a way to Jesús Moroles’ varied surface patterns animating his granite sculptures. The works of the various artists throughout this exhibition offer often similar and sometimes surprisingly different pattern of visual perception.


    Ken Mazzu
    Jesús Moroles
    Roberta Harris
    Steve Murphy
    Tommy Gregory
    Dylan Conner
    Kelli Vance
    David Medina
    George Schroeder
    Jeff Forster
    Alex Larsen
    Hana Shoup

    http://rudolphprojects.com/paintings.php

    Event: The Fatal Shore

    Dates: Sept. 7, 2013 - Sept. 27, 2013

    Venue: Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, San Jacinto College, Clearlake, Texas

    Inspired by a recent trip to visit family in Australia, I painted
    a series of self-portraits and portraits. They are a
    combination of fantasy and reality and a mish-mash of historical references,
    contemporary fashion, and colorful characters. Australia was
    nicknamed "The Fatal Shore" by the apprehensive and very often
    unwilling immigrants to the continent. It was a land beyond
    imagination. These paintings are my gestalt of experience in a place
    that was both strange and strangely familiar.

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Education

2008 - 2011

University of Houston

2007 - 2008

Maryland Institute College of Art

2003 - 2007

Baylor University


Awards

2013

Hunting Art Prize Finalist

The Hunting Art Prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC, is a prestigious annual competition open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Current Climate

Dates: June 30, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Venue: NEXT Gallery, Denver, Colorado

A Next Member show exploring environmental issues

Event: Paintings and Sculptures

Dates: June 20, 2015 - July 25, 2015

Venue: Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas

This exhibition contrasts figurative paintings with abstract or semi abstract sculptures. It explores the “frisson” of opposing genres and at the same time it is trying to find a common bond. Kelli Vance’s portraits and nudes, for instance, are imbued with a luxurious surface and a multi-hued color palette responding in a way to Jesús Moroles’ varied surface patterns animating his granite sculptures. The works of the various artists throughout this exhibition offer often similar and sometimes surprisingly different pattern of visual perception.


Ken Mazzu
Jesús Moroles
Roberta Harris
Steve Murphy
Tommy Gregory
Dylan Conner
Kelli Vance
David Medina
George Schroeder
Jeff Forster
Alex Larsen
Hana Shoup

http://rudolphprojects.com/paintings.php

Event: The Fatal Shore

Dates: Sept. 7, 2013 - Sept. 27, 2013

Venue: Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center, San Jacinto College, Clearlake, Texas

Inspired by a recent trip to visit family in Australia, I painted
a series of self-portraits and portraits. They are a
combination of fantasy and reality and a mish-mash of historical references,
contemporary fashion, and colorful characters. Australia was
nicknamed "The Fatal Shore" by the apprehensive and very often
unwilling immigrants to the continent. It was a land beyond
imagination. These paintings are my gestalt of experience in a place
that was both strange and strangely familiar.


 

Biography

My paintings and drawings deal with identity.  I am fascinated by the way that art can capture, glorify, and immortalize a person. Great portraits of the past often provide visual inspiration and a starting point for my own artwork. I absorb these influences and synthesize them with my own memories and experiences in order to create psychological self-portraits. 
I often combine abstraction with figuration, while my style features physical gestures, expressionist color, and ambiguous anatomy. I articulate existence as duality by drawing forms that are both representational and abstract.  By making art, I create a physical record of personal expression while observing the world.
 
 
 
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