Hannah Mathis was raised in Nashville, Tennessee, and after several years in Chicago, Illinois, calls Nashville her home once again. Mathis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Art with a focus in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking at DePaul University. Mathis has exhibited work throughout the American Midwest, and has a piece in the BIG INK print collection. Among others, she has art published in The Closed Eye Open, Wild Roof Journal, and About Place Journal. She completed a SIM residency in Reykjavik, Iceland in February 2020. She currently works at a nonprofit whose mission is to make sustainability and the arts accessible to all through creative reuse.
Through an exploration of textures, materials, landmarks, and objects, Mathis examines human relationships with place. She is driven by a fascination with folklore and family tradition, and the ways these influences affect humans’ interactions with the world around them.