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Hanna Von Goeler 

b. Marburg an der Lahn, DE


My work focuses on what’s “between”. The interstitial, ambiguous, complex, transitory, changing, mystic, hybrid, un-named. The spaces outside of those structures we’ve already created to define and order our world.


In order to explore between-ness, I often work with existing structures in ways that accentuate what lies beyond them. This is central to “co-dependent arising” — the concept that things arise and change in relationship to one another.


Structures such as categorization, naming, language, territory, architecture, mimicry, boundaries, beauty, and material and mental attachments of all sorts are often the source of entrapments and contradictions, which are the starting point for my work. In attempting to find and explore what is between there is always the risk of creating new entrapments. This becomes part of the texture of the work.


Primarily a conceptual and project-based artist, I also explore my interests in smaller pieces and sketches. My work incorporates a wide range of media and influences, allowing hybrid forms to emerge.



University of California, Davis, CA - MFA

Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, the Netherlands - Certificate (2 year graduate level program) 

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI - BFA



Reverse / Alchemy, High Noon Gallery, September 4 - October 6, New York, NY


Migration Series, Phoebus Gallery, Contemporary Art on Paper, Amsterdam Drawing 2016, September 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


A Good Trap, A Fine Yarn - Installation and Paintings by Hanna von Goeler, Solo exhibition, curated by Darcy Rhyno, The Osprey Fine and Performing Arts Center, Shelburne, July - August, Nova Scotia, Canada   


The Currency of an Altered State, solo exhibition, curated by Kate Somers, Princeton University, The Bernstein Gallery, October 26 - December 6, Princeton, NJ


The Currency of an Altered State, River Gallery; Mary Birmingham, curator, Hunterdon Museum, February 7 - March 21, Clinton, NJ


The Shadows Cast by Ordinary Objects, solo exhibition for The Project Room, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY



Seeing the Unseen, curated by Greg Leshé, Morris Arts and the Geraldine Dodge Foundation, March 14 - August 21, Morristown, NJ

Mediums of Exchange, curated by Lisa Panzera, Shirley Fiterman Center, January 31 - March 30, BMCC/CUNY, New York

Mediums of Exchange, curated by Bartholomew F. Bland, Lehman College Art Gallery, February 9 - May 4, Lehman College, NY


Painted Desert, Part II, High Noon Gallery, November 16 - December 24, New York, NY

Summer Exhibition, curated by Mirjam da Winter, Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, January 2017, New York, NY



The Persistence of Urgency, curated by Jeff Quinn and Lowell Boyers, Mayson Gallery, June 2016, New York, NY

Artist Select, Cumberland Gallery, April - May 2016, Nashville, TN

Postcards from the EdgeSikkema Jenkins, January 2016, New York, NY



Drawing Amsterdam 2015, Phoebus Gallery, September 17-20, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Ladenkast Projekt, curated by Regula Muller, Phoebus Gallery, September 12 - October 12, Rotterdam, the Netherlands  

Postcards from the Edge, February 2015, Luhring Augustine Gallery



Madness, curated by Lori Field, The Lodge Gallery, October - November, New York, NY 



Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River Schoolcurated by Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Strauss, Lilly Wei and Emma Wilcox, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), September 29 2012 - July 28, 2013, Peekskill, NY



Art thou Gone, Beloved Ghost: Installation and Intervention in Public Space, curated by Steven Matijcio, curator at SECCA and Cincinnati Art Museum, Narracje Fesitival 2012, November 2012, Gdansk, Poland            

Natural/Mechanical, curated by Elizabeth Murray and Jennifer Graham Macht, Paterson Art Walk, Historic Warehouses, May 2012, Paterson, NJ

Visual AIDS Postcards from the Edge, Cheim & Reid, January 2012, New York, NY



Licht!, curated by Moritz Ebinger, Nieuwe Vide, October 28 - December 3, Haarlem, the Netherlands

Shadow Dance: Vito Acconci, Charles Atlas, Dirck van Baburen, Aram Bartholl, Christian Boltanski, etc.curated by Judith van Meeuwen, Kunsthal KAdE,

September 17, 2010 – January 7, 2011, Amersfoort, the Netherlands



Scherenschnitte-Kontur Pur/Sillhouettes-Pure Contour, curated by Eva Afuhs, November 2009 - April, 2010, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland   

Smoke+Mirrors/Shadows+Fog, curated by Tracy L. Adler & Mara Doberman, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, February 18 - April 17, New York, NY 

WW residency group exhibition, curated by Doris Cacoilo and Vandana Jain, Lex Leonard Gallery, Jersey City, NJ             

Windows @ Walsch, curated by Jeanne Brasilia, “A Plastic Ecology,” Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ            



+2 Group Exhibition, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

Chilled, public art project sponsored by arts<World Financial Center, curated by Linda Pollack, The Habeas Lounge Economic Forum, New York, NY

Money, Money, Money, curated by Doris Cacoilo and Vandana Jain, WW Residency, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

Internationale Pass Objekte, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany

Por Favor, Sus Documentos, Galería Aiolote Art Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico

Moolah, curated by Lawrence Cappiello, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ

Vase Doklady Prosit, Galéria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia


Your Documents Please, ZAIM & Galerie Paris, Yokohama, The Museum of Arts and Crafts-ITAMI, Itami, Japan

Who’s the Fairest of them All? Hang Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

A Papirjait Legyen Szives, 2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary


My Money, My Currency, selected by Robert Storr, 2006 RISD Biennial, Exit Art, New York, NY

Cycle Wall Paintings (32 x 10 ft.), collaboration with Paula Schmetterliqng, Watchung School Commission


Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant 

Regents Fellowship, University of California Davis, 

Humanities Graduate Research Award, University of California, Davis

Nelson Art Friends Grant

Jan van Eyck Akademie Material Stipend and Project Grant

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts

NJ State Council for the Arts

The Bloomingdales Fund of the Macy’s Foundation




Malek Abbou, "Fondements Metaphysique du Dollar," Fage Editions

Matt Bua and Maximillian Goldfarb, "Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings"

Tracy L. Adler and Mara Hoberman, "Smoke + Mirrors/ Shadow + Fog," Hunter College

Judith van Meeuwen, "ShadowDance", KA Series, Kunsthal KAdE

Scherenschnitte - Kontur Pur, Museum Bellerive, "Zurich und Der Schweizerische Verein", Freunde des Scherenschnitts

Wall Street Journal, WSJ Money Magazine Spring insert, "Made of Money: Painted Dollars,” (full page feature), March 29-30, 2014

New York Times, NY/Region Events Page “Hanna von Goeler: The Currency of an Altered State” at the Hunterdon Museum of Art

NewsWorks WHYY TV, Ilene Dube, The Artful Blogger, "Money as art on display at Princeton University," November 29, 2012

Stuttgarter Zeitung, "Made of Money: Turning Cash into Art,"

AnOther Magazine, “The American Dollar Bill Project: Celebrating 25 glorious editions with the best bits from AnOther Magazine archives”, September 19, 2013 (video, Polish national television),

Hunterdon County Democrat and, "One artist’s relationship with money explored at the Hunterdon Museum of Art," February 2, 2010, "Exhibition on Use of Shadow opens at Kunsthal KAdE"

Metropolis M, "Het effect van Schauduw; ShadowDance in Amersfoort,"

LUCY, "Shadowdance,"

ArtCat Zine, "Hanna von Goeler at Sloan Fine Art," Patti Jordan, Features/Reviews,

Beautiful Decay, “Hanna von Goeler,”

The Bowery Boogie, Art, "Explore the artistic side of 'Madness' at the Lodge Gallery Tomorrow," October 28, 2014

The Creep Machine, “Madness at the Lodge Gallery”, Samantha Levin,


The Shelburne County Coast Guard, "Steven Page highlights Osprey Celebration on July 13"

Pakistan Art Review, "Currency Dealers," Shamim Akhter,

Phantasmaphile, "Hanna von Goeler Show,"

Hunterdon Review, "Art museum opens exhibit on ‘currency,'" Feb. 7

InPrint Magazine, Feature, Issue 7,

NY ARTBEAT, Hanna von Goeler “The Shadows Cast by Ordinary Objects”,

Brooklyn Art Project, "Art Exhibition, Emerging Artists, In Between," February 11, 2010,

"Bericht uit Amersfoort: Shadowdance in Kunsthal," KAdE

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