Hannah Ferreira-Allen was born in Trinidad and moved to the UK as a child. Her painted work investigates her relationship to the landscape of Trinidad, occupying the interstice between insider and outsider. Although the colours in her work seduce the viewer, the lush surroundings are dense and impenetrable.
Hannah Ferreira-Allen hones the materiality of paint to imbue a mood that echoes not only the complexity of her cultural identity but also something of the identity of Trinidad; considering the contrasts of a naturally abundant tropical paradise against the colonial history of the Caribbean island.
Hannah Ferreira-Allen gained a Master of Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, in 2019 and a Bachelor of Arts at Lancaster University in 2017. She lives and works as an artist and lecturer in West Yorkshire, England.
(Solo exhibition) Where the Air Clings Close. 21 July -19th September 2021. The Jam Factory, Oxford
Ruskin MFA Degree Show. 21-26 June 2019. Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University.
Friends of South Square. 3 August-2 September 2018. South Square Gallery, Thornton.
Ones to Watch. 3 March-15 April 2018. Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Leeds
SIX. 13th October - 4 November 2017. King St Studios, Lancaster.
Surplus. 16 June-14 July 2017. 49 Darley St Studios, Bradford.
53 More Things To Do in Zero Gravity. 20-27 June 2017. Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster.
Room With a View. 13-17 March 2017. The Storey Gallery, Lancaster.
RE|CREATION. 7-14 October 2016. View Two Gallery, Liverpool.
Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Partnership Fellowship Award 2018-2019
Looking at Painting. Vol 3