Department of Art Alumni

Ginger Hanrahan MFA '07


Ginger Hanrahan believes that the final frontier is not space, but our environment.

She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she was nominated for a Fullbright fellowship. After fieldwork in Wales and a post-graduate teaching fellowship at UCSC, she studied at Yale, gaining a Master’s degree in Public Health.

Ginger returned to art full time after pursuing a career in non-profit administration.

Since then, she has studied with John Pindyck-Miller, Thomas Boskett and Hugh O’Donnell and spent a residency at the Vermont Studio Center as well as completing her MFA at WCSU. Her paintings have been exhibited at the 106th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the New Haven Paint & Clay Club, the International Salon Exhibition of Small Works at the New Arts Program, The Educational Alliance in New York City, The Branchville Gallery in Branchville, Connecticut, the Hunt Hill Farm Silo Gallery in Washington, Connecticut and the Porter St. Artist’s Collective in Watertown, Connecticut, and placed in several private collections.

Ginger’s art is shaped by her background in anthropology and by shapes found in the woods or in the home. It celebrates things that are discarded, unseen or forgotten – such as the handwork techniques she studied among members of the Woman’s Institute in Wales. Her work, though two dimensional, feels very sculptural, building on her years of experimentation and practice with hand-crafted textiles.

Ginger is an adjunct art professor at Post University in Waterbury.


Click here to see the opening of her exhibition at The Silo in New Milford, April 2011

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