We are excited to add metalsmith/Interdisciplinary artist Alyse-Ambriel Hanna to our studio as our new Metalsmith Instructor.
Alyse-Ambriel is a contemporary metalsmith and interdisciplinary artist from Akron, Ohio, who creates conceptually driven artwork about relationships that occur within nature. Her artwork investigates connections—including the connective neural pathways in the human brain, the connection that humans have with one another, as well as the connections between humans and other animal and plant species. By engaging with subjects such as psychology, animal rights, ecological conservation, and feminism, Alyse’s art cultivates active conversations about current topics within society.
Alyse-Ambriel utilizes a variety of materials including, non-ferrous metals, natural
gemstones, organic plant material, recycled plastics, fabric, and found objects. While
working with these materials, each piece she creates has two stories: the one she presents to the viewer and the other of the object’s past life. Alyse had her first solo show, Sacred Circle, in Kent Ohio in 2019, and had her art published in The Fine Art of Enameling, Revisited. She draws influence from Feminist Theory, Ecological art, EcoFeminism, and Social Practice. Her work is informed by theorists such as Carol J. Adams, and artists including Judy Chicago, Aki Inomata, and Rocky Lewycky.