- TAMPA, FL -
Ashley Hannan is originally from Valdosta, GA and currently lives in Tampa, FL. Hannan earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from RIT in 2008 and is the Secretary of Florida Deaf Art Show as of 2018. A few years after college, Ashley geared her creativity away from computers towards painting. Her vibrant paintings that range from landscapes to deaf visual art reside in numerous U.S. private art collections and in a few homes internationally.
Her latest solo show called “Rise Up: Silent Margins” was held in Rochester, NY at the Dyer Arts Center at NTID last January. The show encompassed of 19 paintings that visually speaks of Hannan’s journey as an oral Deaf person seeking for her identity between worlds and how ASL has helped her fill in the gaps of verbal communication and identity.