About the Artist & Exhibition
About Yulia Hanansen
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 mosaic artist and has been
professionally involved in mosaic making since 2001. The mission
of her Mosaic Sphere Studio is to build public awareness about
the quality of mosaics, and to exhibit the superb qualities
of mosaic techniques. 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. Along with mosaic artwork Yulia teaches mosaic art at
the mosaic schools throughout the US and art foundations/printmaking
at Towson University, Towson, MD.
is a recipient of numerous awards for her mosaic and printmaking
artwork, including "Best in Show" prize at Mosaic Arts International,
latest works represent her fascination with cosmos, creation
of the Universe, and a connection of human beings to it.
Her personal 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. "Starscapes" series
have been created in this technique. A solo show “Crater
Lakes: Imaginary and Real”, done in a layered glass technique,
featured images of the lakes created by the impact of asteroids
onto Earth’s surface. Yulia also has a passion for more
earthly subjects such as flowers, landscapes, and close-ups of
nature. Her most recent show titled "Cosmic Powers Earthly Flowers"
is a combination of cosmic and earthly themes.
have been exhibited in the galleries nationwide: Chicago, San Francisco,
New York City, Mesa, Miami, Lake Oswego, just to name a few. Work
has been collected by patrons in the USA (AZ, MA, NY, CA, IL, FL,
GA, MI, TX, WA, OH, PA, NJ, OR), Russia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan,
Israel, Australia, Italy, South Korea, and South Pole.
2000, Columbia University. New York, NY. Printmaking/Digital Media.
1998, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. Graphics.
1996, Cooper Union. New York, NY. Graphics/Painting/Photography.
Ms. Hanansen has been trained in mosaics, large scale works, tapestry
and academic drawing by Yakov and Angele Hanansen
and Educator, Owner of the Mosaic Sphere Studio, LLC.
"Cosmic Powers Earthly Flowers", Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown,
29-May 25, 2011
"Starscapes", CMS Gallery, Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago, IL.
Nov 11-Dec 23 2005
"Impact: Crater Lakes, Imaginary and Real". Mosaic Sphere Studio, Ann Arbor, MI.
Myths of Space". Exhibition presented by Ann Arbor Art Center.
Expresso Royale Cafe-Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
Stepping Into Space. Michigan Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
Terminal. LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies Gallery. Columbia University, New York, NY.
Oasis. W.Robbins Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Cousin Colors. Cooper Union, New York, NY.
Evolution. Cooper Union, New York, NY.
Works. State Architect Union Gallery, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
First Solo Show. City Artist Building Gallery, Andizhan, Uzbekistan.
Showing "Fabric of the Universe", Towson University faculty show, Towson, MD
"Terra Incognita", a 5-person group exhibition, Pennsylvania
College of Technology, Williamsport, PA.Showing "Starscapes" series.
Mosaic Arts International, Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, TX. Best
in Show winner for "Jupiter:Great Red Spot" mosaic.
"Art in Pieces", Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT.
"New Work", Towson University faculty show, Towson, MD.
Mosaic Arts Group Show, Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Chicago,
Mosaics on Cape Cod, International mosaic exhibition
"Flights of Fancy", Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
Mosaic Arts International, Smith Museum of Stained Glass, Chicago,
December 2009-February 2010
Second Annual National Arts Program exhibition, Johns Hopkins University,
Every Bit of Sole group mosaic exhibition, Holland Area Arts
Council, Holland, MI.
Reconnecting 2009 at Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI. "Moebius Drive"
wins Viewers' Choice Award.
"Cutting Edges: Contemporary Mosaic Art", international fine
arts festival and the largest mosaic arts show in US, Lake Oswego
Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR.
Imaging Universe Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI.
Inspired by... Du Pont Gallery, University of Mary Washington,
Little Bits of Sole", University of Michigan Taubman Medical
Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
July 18-August 8 2008
Reconnecting 2008: 2nd Annual Alumni Show Slusser Gallery,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Mosaic Arts International juried mosaic exhibition, Miami,
Mosaic Train permanent group installation of mosaic works.
Children's hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI.
Mosaic Arts International juried mosaic exhibition, Mesa
Arts Center, Mesa, AZ.
MAPEI International work was selected for MAPEI's 70th
anniversary celebration. Show traveled to Las vegas, NV, Chicago,
IL, and is on permanent display at MAPEI's headquarters in Milan,
Mardi Gras Michigan mosaic artist group exhibition, Grand
Mosaics: Moments Captured in Glass mosaic exhibition
at Ann Arbor Public Library, Ann Arbor, MI.
Beneath the Surface juried mosaic exhibition, part of
SAMA conference. High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Mosaics show. Pfizer Company, Ann Arbor, MI.
Opus Veritas. Fragments of Truth. Museo Italico, San
Print show. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Best
of Show award.
Print show. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
Universal Warning Sign Design for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage
facility. Barrick Museum, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV.
Fine Arts Group Show. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI.
MFA Thesis Show at Spice Factory Gallery, New York, NY.
Objects of Desire. LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies
Gallery, New York, NY.
Beyond the Surface. Paint Creek Art Center, Rochester,
Group Show, Jadeite Galleries, New York, NY.
PROGRESS. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Work is featured at Nassau County Museum bookstore, NY.
Group Women Show, Russian Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
April 1995 & 1991
National Arts Club, New York, NY.
Best of Show Award
For "Jupiter: Great Red Spot" mosaic. Mosaic Arts International 2011 exhibition.
Golden Paint Brush Award
For "Great Lakes Ecosystem" mural.
Award is given for an outstanding public artwork in the city of Ann Arbor, MI.
People's Choice Award
For "Moebius Drive" mosaic. Award is given for an outstanding
artwork in the University of Michigan Alumni Show, Ann Arbor, MI. c.2009.
Ann Arbor Public Schools grant
to create "Habits of Mind" 16-panel installation, using help of Scarlett Middle School students, Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.
of the Year Award,
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, 2003.
Best of Show Award
Print show. Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI. c.2002.
Universal Warning Sign Design for Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage
facility. Las Vegas, NV. c.2002.
LeRoy Neiman Fellow
LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York,
Presidential Purchase Award.
Kingsborough, CUNY, New York, NY. c.1992
Books, and Articles
Your Pathway to Success", book by Britt Hammer Dijcks, a chapter
on Yulia Hanansen's work, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2010.
Art Now", an article in the international mosaic art magazine,
"Mosaic Art 2007", international CD portfolio of mosaic art, 2008.
"Yulia Hanansen", front cover and an article in a "Groutline" newsletter of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, summer 2008, V9 #3.
"An Inspiration to All", "Stained Glass News", by Julie Bishop Day, 2008.
"Inspired by... Contemporary Mosaics and the Historical Tradition", University of Mary Washington press, 2008.
"Mosaic: Finding Your Voice" book, by Britt Hammer Dijcks, 2008.
"Stunning New Art at the Gardens", Matthaei Botanical Gardens publication, University of Michigan, summer 2008.
"Best of Mosaic Art" magazine, 2008.
"The Medina Sun", January 10, 2008 issue.
"Artistry at Medina Library", "Acron Beacon Journal", Dec 2007.
"Include Mosaic Artist.." Ann Arbor News, Dec. 2007.
"Mosaic Art 2006", international CD portfolio of mosaic art, 2007.
"Ann Arbor Observer", June, 2006.
"Mosaic Art 2005", international CD portfolio of mosaic art, 2006.
"SAMA Artists Collaborate" Groutline Magazine, V6 Issue 2, Spring 2005.
"Grand Rapids Press" "Mosaic Wall Honors Donors, Religions", January issue, 2005.
Mercantile Online Gallery, 9/2003-Present.
"Ann Arbor News", "Color Her Delighted, 5/30/2003.
"Ann Arbor Observer", "Mosaic Sphere Opens on Ashley",
May issue, 2003.
SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists" website Gallery.
"K Code Magazine", Italy, Dec. 2002
Las Vegas Weekly, Its
About Time, 6/6/2002.
Ann Arbor News, 4/6/2002, Printmaking display both
Photographers Forum Annual Student Photography
SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists), professional member, educational committee member.
Mosaic Artists of Michigan (past member).
Columbia University Alumni Association, member.
University of Michigan Alumni Association, member.
Cooper Union Alumni Association, member.
and Installation Projects
Great Lakes Ecosystem 8-panel mosaic mural designed for University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Made possible with the help of volunteers. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Chippewa Creek 116 sq ft (8'x14.5', 2.44m x 4.42m) stained glass tile mural, Medina District Public Library, Medina, Ohio.
Terminal gallery installation. LeRoy Neiman Center for
Print Studies, New York, NY.
Opera Guild, Ann Arbor, MI. Stage designer for "Orpheus in the Underworld" 1998 season production.
Oasis print work installation, W.Robbins Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Forest, mural in Gail Buckland Residence, Westfield, NJ.
Carousel childrens boutique store. Austin St, Queens, NY. Mural.
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