Red Storm, Acrylic, modelling paste, clay and rice paper on panelled board, 100x80x2.5cm
Hannah Benassi is a Scottish abstract painter based in Edinburgh. Since graduating in Fine Art (2019) with a First-Class BA Honors Degree from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Benassi continued her creative studies at GSA and Glasgow University where she received a distinction in Contemporary Curatorial Practice (2020). Benassi has been awarded the Farquhar Reid Trust prize and was nominated as Saatchi Arts Rising Star (2019). With her practice based in Scotland, her work has been exhibited across the UK and Portugal and continues to exhibit her paintings internationally. Recent exhibitions that showcased Benassi’s work from 2021 onwards includes, ‘MARS BLUEBERRIES’ with PADA Studios (Barreiro), ‘Abstract Zeitgeist’ with Rafiki Gallery (Edinburgh) and ‘Beyond Boundaries’ with TATHA Gallery (Newport-On-Tay).
Hannah Benassi’s work explores the visual layering of materials through painting. Her work uses mostly acrylic paint and surfaces that combine printed collages, clay, oil pastels and paper to create structural forms on a soft surface. Hanna shows subtle thin layers of paint, scratch-filled surfaces and patchwork structures in abstract images. She was inspired by the changing tones and shadows of daylight and the organic nature of man-made landscapes.
2022 ‘Meeting of Moments’, UPRIGHT Gallery, Edinburgh
2022 ‘Somewhere Somewhere’, ARCH Gallery, Changsha, China
2022 ‘Celebrating The Women On Our Walls’, UPRIGHT Gallery, Kimpton Hotel, Edinburgh
2022 ‘BEYOND BOUNDARIES’ TATHA Gallery, Newport-On-Tay, Fife
2021 ABSTRACT ZEITGEIST, Group Show, The Rafiki Gallery, The Biscuit Factory, Leith, Edinburgh
2021 MARS BLUEBERRIES, PADA Studios, Barreiro, Portugal
2021 ‘Group Show’, SHRINE Gallery, Digital Exhibition, New York
2020 ‘New Becoming Normal’, Curated by Mhairi Mcphail, Garden Gallery Exhibition, Edinburgh
2020 ‘ON THE TABLE’, Curated by Julie-Ann Simpson, Online Exhibition.
2020 ‘Free from restrictions’, Tatha Gallery, Dundee.
2020 ‘Zebra Girl’ – 5 paintings used for the set of a Scottish independent movie 2020
2019 ‘History in the making – Reflection on 2019’- The Christmas Auction, Menier Gallery, London
Fields of Encounters, Mixed media on stretched canvas, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Summer Sands, Acrylic, clay, oil bar and calico on board, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm
Untitled, Mixed media on stretched canvas, 43 x 60 x 2.5 cm