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 governing all social interactions.
She completed her MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 2017 and has shown at Art Gallery of Ontario, The Textile Museum of Canada, The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, The Rooms in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Penn State University and The Museum of Long Beach. She is currently represented by Steve Turner in Los Angeles.