Jeannine Han

I am an artist living and working in New York where you’ll often find me in the studio exploring materiality through sculpture and films. My interest lies in the happenstance of daily life, where alternate realities emerge from lived experiences. Maintaining

a diaristic practice to annotate interiors thoughts on modern technology, materiality, and image-based aesthetics of the human form, transitions into non-linear narratives for scripts and storyboards. These become the reference point for traversing different scenes and spaces where visual idioms can connect to wider sensorial spectrums. I often leverage creating characters to simulate experiences that offer multiple perspectives of the world, a common character is the avatar who brings artificial intelligence in mirroring the human emotional tenor. Ultimately, to further explore the idea of shared selves that may give insights of the ‘elusive other’. This allows me to approach a succession of works to materialize the many incarnations and pathways where sensory signals are overtly heightened through the terrain of moving images, text, sound and touch. I find that in art making, it has the ability to increase a spirited tension from the ‘real world’ and in that function, replaces the connection from reality to other imaginative fields.

Alongside my studio practice, I am a dedicated teacher in art and design. Currently I’m teaching at several different academic institutions; FIT NY, Parsons, The New School and Pratt Institute in various disciplines and technologies. In addition, to my teaching practice, I have undertaken social projects in Kampala Uganda, creating a solar textile material capable of distilling water for disastrous relief. Most recently, I’ve worked on a project centered to human dignity in collaboration with Parsons, and UNFPA where the aim is to provide accessible women’s reproductive health wearable products in areas where governments have marginalized or completely ignored women’s issues. Being able to contribute in immediate social problems is an important aspect to why I teach. This has also transcended in my the art-making process where I’ve been able to work on ethnographic research that involves ethical ecosystems for textile production as a way to direct empathy of contemporary concerns in the applied arts. Fieldwork for this topic has included research in Peru and Indonesia to create an experimental anthropological film on traditional textiles. The concept was to document the physical patterns and traditions in textile where an entire landscape of objects are created that both reference and provide a counterpoint to their origin. I’m interested in how multiple expressions can root themselves in the same pattern/textile, and the technological instrument (backstrap loom and jacquard looms) can become the catalyst for expressing the human body/form. This has been an on-going research of study, to discover and annotate the system of meanings through the film and a collection of textiles from my love of traveling.

Jeannine Han is an Artist, Researcher and Educator living and working in Queens, New York. Jeannine holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Swedish School of Textiles and completed a post studies program at The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm in Fine Art, and holds a B.F.A degree in Design/ Media Arts from University of California Los Angeles(UCLA). Her most recent works have been exhibited at Entrée Gallery, Bergen, Norway, Sculpture Center, NY, Bard Graduate Center of Material Studies, NY, ICA London (in collaboration with Tamara Henderson), Performa 13, Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius and has a forthcoming film screening of ‘Time Flies When Slipping Counter Clockwise’ at EXIS Experimental Film Festival, Seoul, Korea.


2010-2011––Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden, Guest Studies in Fine Arts
2008-2010 –– The Swedish School of Textiles, Sweden, MFA Textile Design and Fashion Design (concentration in smart textiles and wearable technology)
2000-2004 ––University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), BFA Design/Media Arts


Forthcoming 2018 –– EXIS Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
2018, Currently on View–– Reading Room Exhibition, Bard Graduate Center Gallery, NY
2018 –– Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center, NY
2017— Time Flies When Slipping Counter Clockwise, Entrée Gallery, Bergen, Norway
2017— Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center NY
2016— Mirage Space, NY, “Shoulder of The Road”
2016— Sculpture Center NY, “Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New”
2014–– The Metaphysics of the Runner, 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2014–– Merchants Dive and The Palm Dyer, Signal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2017— Lucky Draw, Sculpture Center NY
2016— Salzburger Kunstverein, “I Surrender Dear” ( with Hayley Silverman)
2016— Liverpool, U.K. Biennial, Film Screening, “Gliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich”
2015— Feets Don’t Fail Me Now, Belmacz Gallery, London, U.K
2015–– Toying With String, The Cinematheque, Vancouver, Canada
2015–– You Will Find Me If You Want Me In The Garden, Gallery Valentin, FR
2015–– Gliding In.., Institute of Contemporary Art London, Moving Image Network: Colour, U.K.
2015–– The Metaphysics of the Runner, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014–– We Play At Paste, Lisa Cooley Gallery, New York (w/Tamara Henderson)
2014–– Loose Buddies, Disjecta, Contemporary Art Center of Portland, US
2013–– Gliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich, The Apartment Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
2013–– Gliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich, ESP Projects Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2013— Performa 13 Biennial, Norwegian Pavillion, New York
2013— Set- Ups, Platform Gallery, Stockholm Sweden


2017— Mousse Magazine Italia, Issue July ’17
2017— BodyWorkBodyWork, Listening Party Number 2
2016— New York Textile Month Magalogue Publication, Lidewij Edelkoort
2016— Sculpture Center NY, In Practice “Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New” Catalog
2016— Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee, Editor: Raimundas Malašauskas
2015— Pattern Base, Author, Kristi O’Meara, Thames and Hudson
2015— Entrée Retrospective ’12, ’13, ’14, Entrée Gallery, Bergen, Norway
2015— Mousse Magazine, You will find me if you want me in the garden, Valentin, Paris
2014— Mousse Magazine, Gliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich review, Issue Fall 2014
2014— Frieze Magazine, Gliding In On A Shrimp Sandwich, review, Issue 166


2018— Associate Professor, MFA Fashion Design, FIT, SUNY, NY
2018— Visiting Professor, BFA Fashion Design, Pratt, Brooklyn, NY
2013- Current— Assistant Professor in the BFA Fashion Design, Parsons, The New School


2017— New York Textile Month, Guest Speaker
2017— UNFPA Safe Birth Conference, Parsons Representative

2017— UNFPA+Parsons+Hela, Project Coordinator for humanitarian design project for women’s reproductive health in Kenya and Sri Lanka
2017— Fashion Institute of Technology, MFA Fashion Design, Visiting Speaker
2015-2017— Arts and Parts, Summer School Instructor, Rockaways, NY, K-6th grade

2016— New York Textile Month, Talking Textiles Seminar, Guest Speaker
2016— Sculpture Center, NY, Fashion Making Workshop
2016— Fashion Hybridity-Teaching Materiality, a workshop for faculty members in SOF, Parsons 2015— Fashion Hybridity, Creative Approaches to Design Workshop for Parsons Faculty
2015– School of Visual Arts, Art Therapy Graduate Department, Guest Lecturer
2015— Eyebeam NY, Re-Making Patterns Seminar, Guest Critic
2015— Vilnius Art Academy, Summer Guest Speaker, Lithuania
2012— Bruce High Quality Foundation NYC, Instructor
2010—Researcher in Ethnographic Textiles and Instructor at Makere University Uganda
2010— The Institute of Engineering & Technology Stockholm, Guest Speaker
2009—Electronic Textiles Seminar at University of Gent, Belgium, Guest Speaker


2017— School-Based Research Funds, The New School
2017— Artist Grant, Norwegian Arts Council
2016— External Projects in Jacquard Weaving at Philadelphia University 2016— AIR REMOTE , Sweden
2015— Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
2015– 0-Yo Residency, žeimiai Lithuania 2016—Parsons, Full-Time Faculty Research Fund