About Yulia Hanansen
Yulia Hanansen was born in 1972 in Moscow, Russia. She lived in Russia, Uzbek Republic, Lithuania, New York City, Ann Arbor, MI, and is currently residing in a charming city of Baltimore, MD, USA. She is a second-generation artist having mastered many techniques including mosaics, printmaking, drawing, painting, textiles, photography, and digital arts. Yulia has been professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. Mosaics are made for commission, or they can be purchased as ready-made pieces. Pieces include architectural installations, back-splashes, wall pieces, public and community projects. Yulia teaches mosaic art at the mosaic schools throughout the US. In addition to mosaic-making Yulia is a printmaking professor at Towson University, Towson, MD.
Yulia is a recipient of numerous awards for her mosaic and printmaking artwork, including "Best in Show" prize at Mosaic Arts International. Yulia's works have been exhibited in the galleries nationwide and internationally: New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, San Francisco, San Diego, Mesa, Miami, Dalas, Ann Arbor, Grado, Italy, and other locations. Work has been collected by patrons in the USA (AZ, MA, NY, CA, IL, FL, SC, VA, GA, MI, TX, WA, OH, PA, NJ, OR, NM, NC, CT), Canada, Russia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Israel, Australia, Italy, South Korea, and South Pole.
Yulia's latest works represent her fascination with themes of nature, climate change, cosmos, and a connection of human beings to it. She is interested in depicting places and natural phenomena that are only noticeable with the help of technology. Her personal and experimental artwork uses layered glass mosaic technique, where tiles are glued on top of each other. This technique is about the infinity. Like in a brush-stroke painting, there is no end to a number of the brush-strokes that can be applied to the work surface. "Water", "Fire" and "Starscapes" series have been created in this technique. Yulia also has a passion for more earthly subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and close-ups of nature.
M.F.A. 2000, Columbia University. New York, NY. Printmaking/Digital Media.
M.A. 1998, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. Graphics.
B.F.A. 1996, Cooper Union. New York, NY. Graphics/Painting/Photography.
Ms. Hanansen has been trained in mosaics, large scale works, tapestry weaving, and academic drawing by Yakov and Angele Hanansen
Artist and Educator, Owner of Mosaic Sphere Studio, LLC.
Adjunct Professor, College of Arts and Communications, Towson University.
Selected Solo Shows
March 28-April 12, 2015
June 8-July 9, 2012
March 29-May 25, 2011
Nov 11-Dec 23 2005
Selected Group Shows
Expo Delle Opere Del Clauiano Mosaic Symposium, Grado, Italy.
Faculty show, College of Fine Arts and Communications,Towson University,Towson, MD.
March 30-May 27, 2016
Mosaic Arts International, In Situ, San Diego, CA.
“Symbols of Judaism”, Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas,TX.
Art of Stewardship, honorable mention. Howard Country Conservancy,Woodstock, MD.
July 12-Aug 27 2012
December 2009-February 2010
July 18-August 8 2008
April 1995 & 1991
International Mosaic Symposium, Clauiano, Italy. Yulia has been chosen to complete a 2 week art residency with 9 other mosaic artists from around the world.Artists completed individual pieces to be exhibited during the Mosaic Symposium and later to travel around European countries. Project sponsored by Clauiano Mosaics.
Awards and Grants
Art of Stewardship, Howard County conservancy, 2016.
Publications, Books, and Articles
Membership and Organizations
Mural and Installation Projects