2D Design, Painting, Drawing
M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
Diploma, School of Museum of Fine Arts
B.F.A., Beloit College
Hanna Melnyczuk received B.A. degrees in Art and Psychology from Beloit College. She continued her studies at The Art Students League of New York while simultaneously attending Columbia University where she received an M. Ed. in Counseling Psychology. She later moved to Boston where she attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and later received her M.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Recently, she had a solo exhibit at Art Space, Maynard, Mass., and participated in several group shows, including at the Danforth Museum, Mass., at Brush Gallery, Lowell, Mass., and at the Fountain Street Gallery, Framingham, Mass.
She teaches in the Foundation Department at University of Massachusetts Lowell and works as Art Integration Specialist in McCarthy Towne Elementary School, Acton, Mass.
Hanna Melnyczuk’s recent work explores the use of ‘The Self’ as a vehicle for expression and investigation. Her portraits are part real, and part fiction, as she embarks on a ‘new journey’ each time she begins a drawing. The portraits are reflections and maps of The Self. The portraits explore the concepts of loss, journeys, the future, vulnerability and memory.