Not Hibernating Lecture Series: Hannah Chalew December 5

December 05, 2022

Hanneah Chalew working on an outdoor garden installation

12.5.22 6pm pst

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Hannah Chalew is an artist, educator and environmental activist raised and currently working in New Orleans. She received her BA from Brandeis University in 2009, and her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2016. Chalew has exhibited widely around New Orleans and has shown around the country at the Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO; Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Bronx, NY; Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Dieu Donné, New York, NY; Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, NC, and other venues. Her work is held in the collections of the City of New Orleans and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Her work is included in two creative atlases by writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, co-authored with Rebecca Snedeker and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, co-authored with Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In 2021, she received a Monroe Research Fellowship from Tulane University to create ink from fossil fuel pollution in collaboration with fence-line communities in Southern Louisiana. In 2022, she also received a Platforms Fund grant and a Puffin Foundation grant to support the fossil fuel pollution ink project. She is the 2022 South Arts Southern Prize winner as well as the South Arts Louisiana State Fellow.