Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro – Penland, NC
Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro was born and raised in Hawaii. They earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Yale University in 2013 and upon completion of their degree worked as the printmaking studio technician for the University of Tennessee School of Art in Knoxville from 2014 – 2017. In 2019, they graduated from the Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Fiber Program in Clyde, North Carolina. Mitsu has shown nationally and internationally, with shows at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery in Philadelphia, as well as the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Korea. They have also completed residencies at the KKV Grafik Studio in Malmö, Sweden, the Studios at MASS MoCA, and Penland. As a core fellow Mitsu looks forward to exploring new media such as wood and glass, while continuing to work in textiles and installation.