Associate Professor of Art
David Hannon is a representational painter whose work carefully balances fact with fiction as he examines the human condition through autobiographical based narratives. His current work focuses on personality archetypes where his personified characters of optimism and pessimism wage an ideological and philosophical battle of wits. In this series, a continuous narrative approach is used to produce a visual dialog between works in order to challenge ideologies, confront perceived identity, and toy with expectation.
David’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City; Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN; and Earlham College, Richmond, IN. His work has been featured in group exhibitions that include Two Dark Lines at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY; and most recently as part of The Echo of the Object traveling exhibition featured at, and originating from, Ball State University; the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery in Knoxville, TN; and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. His work has also been shown in many national and regional juried exhibitions at institutions including the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago’s Gallery 180, Chicago, IL; and the Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua, NY.
Since receiving a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, he has maintained an active studio practice since 2000. He teaches all levels of painting and is co-director of an Italian field study program.
Visit David Hannon’s website at www.davidhannon.net.