Hannah Epstein (b.1985) is a self-described Neo-Folk artist working in Fyberspace. She holds a B.A in Folklore from Memorial University (2009) and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2017).
Half Latvian, half Ashkenazi Jew, Epstein was raised in Nova Scotia where her personal experience as a cross-cultural mix helped develop a post-identity politic. Epstein aligns herself with the multi-form, digital avatar in opposition to any notion of inherited family, social or political allegiances.
Working in the cross-section of textiles, experimental games and video art, Epstein’s work re-imagines the iconography of popular culture, highlighting the cultural negotiation between bottom-up (folk) and top-down (institutional) storytelling.
Epstein's work has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Textile Museum of Canada and The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. She is currently represented by Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles.