Hannah Epstein (AKA hanski) works in the cross-section of textiles, experimental games and digital video, blurring the lines between folk craft, popular culture and contemporary art. As a trained folklorist, Epstein advocates for a deeper understanding of storytelling as a shared, connective activity, where artists can begin to code alternate realities into the social consciousness. Themes of "play" connect her multi-disciplinary practice as her work aims to turn passive voyeurs into active players. By employing game design techniques, she encourages a form of active critique- one that probes the rules structures governing all social interactions.
She completed her MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 and is currently represented by Steve Turner in Los Angeles.