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Unbundled II (VW)
oil on canvas
6 x 4.5 ft • 72 x 54 in • 182.88 x 137.16 cm
the glass between us


Hanna Pettyjohn (b. 1983, Manila; lives and works in Dallas) graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. The daughter of pioneering contemporary Filipino ceramicists Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, she combines sculptural installations with wall-bound paintings in her explorations of identity. Pettyjohn has exhibited in Manila, Miami, Taipei, Singapore, and Hong Kong, and her work forms part of private collections in Southeast Asia. In 2004, Pettyjohn won first prize at the 37th Shell National Students Art Competition. She received the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 13 Artists Award in 2015.   A Filipino-American with a transnational narrative, Pettyjohn possesses first-hand knowledge of the global diaspora. Autobiographical details and “fragments of memory” inform her work, which is tinged with both nostalgia and an acute awareness of life’s transience. Through her large-scale portraits and personal photographs-turned-tactile landscapes, she conveys the vague anxiety, loneliness, and alienation that afflict the uprooted. 


By Land or By Air, 2015
The Glass Between Us, 2013
Bungalow 300 Pop-up Show, 2013
Bundle, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2013
Ley Hunting, 2012
Few and Far Between, 2011
Year of Glad, 2010
The American Sweet, 2009


The American Sweet
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Witherland by HANNA PETTYJOHN Exhibition Dates: September 7-October 6, 2013. Opening reception will be on September 7, 3:30PM at Mind Set Art Center, No. 16-1, Sec. 3, Xinsheng S. Rd., Da'an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan
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