Artist Statement and Bio

Originally from Northern California, Dansie studied fine art at Central Saint Martins University in London, UK where she graduated with a BFA (honors) Degree in 2004, before moving to her current home in Asheville NC. With influences derived from iconoclasm, folklore, and the natural environment, her images try to illustrate the connections that go unseen between ourselves and the natural world. Her work has been shown in Asheville at The Satellite Gallery, the Center for Visual Artists in Greensboro NC, and at the Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans.

Hannah Dansie’s work has always come from a highly personal foundation where internal narrative is key. Her dreamlike landscapes populated by lone figures, mysterious dwellings, and an unfurling sense of birth and growth communicate a melancholic isolation but one that coexists in connection to something larger. It is this beautiful dichotomy of place and identity and the tension therein where her work resides.
— Nicole McConville


The Fishwife: And Exploration into Folklore, Myth and Legend

Solo Exhibition at The Satellite Gallery. Asheville NC, August 2015

Misprints: A Group Exploration into Printmaking, Craft and Design

Group Exhibition curated by Andy Herod at The Asheville Area Arts Council. Asheville NC, July 2015

The Oddest Place on Earth

Group Exhibition curated by Maxx Hawthorn-Feist at The Odditorium. Asheville NC, July 2015

The Other Place We Live: Explorations in Dreams and Hypnagogia

Group Exhibition with Dona Barnett, Nicole McConville and Rene Treece Roberts at The Satellite Gallery. Asheville NC, May 2015

Teetering on the Edge of the Uncanny

Group Exhibition with Alli Good, Gus Cutty, and Ian Wilkinson at the WCU Art Museum. Cullowhee NC, September 2014

When You Find Fire

Solo Exhibition at The Ember Gallery Winston-Salem NC, July 2014


A Group Exhibition curated by Peter Parpan. Asheville Area Arts Council, July 2013

I Like Roaming

A Collaborative Exhibition with Julie Armbruster, June 2013

Aunt Mary Ingram

Solo Exhibition at Over Easy Cafe, February 2013

Put on Your Magic Glasses

Solo Exhibition at Harvest Records. Asheville NC, September 2012

The Battle of Make Believe

Group Show Curated by Gabriel Shaffer at The Satellite Gallery. Asheville NC, July 2011

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Collaborative Show with Fashion Designer Moe Erin Donnelly of Sew Moe at The Flood Gallery. Asheville NC, August 2011

Model Misbehavior

Group Show at The Satellite Gallery. Asheville NC, July 2010

Flood and Pump: Galleries with Attitude

Group Show Curated by Jolene Mechanic at the Upstairs Artspace, Contemporary Art Gallery. Tyron NC, April 2011

When Things Come Together

Group Show Curated by David Shillinglaw at Nowhere North Gallery. London UK 2008

Normal Space

Group Show Curated by Nick Normal at Normal Space @ Flux Factory, Queens NY, 2006



BFA Honors Degree 2004

Central Saint Martins University, London U.K.

Born: San Diego CA, 1980

Santa Rosa CA 1983 - 1998

London U.K. 1998 - 2004

Asheville 2004 - Present