The Gallery of HannaWright

Hanna Marie Dean Wright is a self-taught folk artist residing in Keavy, Kentucky. She uses her experiences from growing up in rural South-Eastern Kentucky, teaching special education classes, and living with obsessive-compulsive disorder to inspire her unique works of art. Hanna Wright uses bold lines and bright colors to create abstract figures with relatable and at times deeply emotional expressions. Hanna was born in Barbourville, Kentucky on April 15th, 1993. Hanna graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in 2015 with degrees in Special Education Behavioral Disabilities and Elementary Education.     

Hanna Wright’s mamaw, Geraldine Scalf, has had a great impact on Hanna’s art career and works as a fellow folk artist residing in Barbourville, Kentucky. Hanna was adopted at the age of 4 and moved from Barbourville to Keavy, Kentucky. She now teaches special education in the Laurel County School District and spends most of her free time creating unique works of art on paper, canvas, wood, and reclaimed scrap materials. Hanna most enjoys drawing her expressive “Starmen” and painting abstract figures and faces on reclaimed wooden panels.

Hanna Wright’s collection of art contains over 2000 works of art on paper and over 400 paintings of all sizes. Hanna’s artwork has been gaining popularity on the internet since 2015 and her artwork has been sought after by art galleries on a global scale. Hanna has had opportunities to display her artwork in galleries from Australia to New Mexico.

“My artwork addresses the mute expression and range of heartfelt emotions experienced by the human race. Art is something people should be able to relate to. Art is a visceral experience that can be accessed by all regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, religion, or identity.”

Hanna Wright’s original artwork has been published in the following:

– In Parentheses Literary Magazine (Vol.7 / ISSUE 2)  2021

– Millennial Pulp Magazine (Vol.2) 2021

– Scapegoat Review (Winter 2021) and (Fall 2022)

– San Antonio Review 2021

-Club Plum Literary Journal (Vol. 3 / ISSUE 1) 2022

-The Valley of Arts Website (Australia) 2021

– Island Infinity Art Website (USA) 2021

-Arts for All Kentucky Website- Registered Artist 2021

-Zoetic Press- Nonbinary Review # 26 – Person of Interest Issue 2021

-No Label Art Gallery- United Kingdom’s Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity 2021

-Art Magazineium – Art and Culture Magazine- 2021

-Sheepshead Review- Fall Issue 2021

-Palaver Journal- Spring Issue 2022

-The Garfield Lake Review- Spring Edition 2022

-The Goodlife Review- Autumn Issue 2021

-Meat for Tea: The Valley Review: Volume 14- 2021

-Auxocardia- November Issue- 2021

-OxMag- Issue 47- February 2022

-The Antonym Bridge to Global Literature Magazine- 2021

-The Unmooring Journal – Issue 3 – 2021

-Hive Avenue Literary Journal – Issue IV- December 2021

-Kelp Journal “The Wave” Blog- Artist Interview-  February 2022

-Cold Mountain Review- 2022

-The Talon Review- January, 2022

-Oyster River Pages- 2022

-OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters- January 2022

-Full Stop Quarterly – 2022

-Red Coyote Annual (University of South Dakota)- 2022

-The Ignatian Literary Magazine (University of San Francisco) – Spring Issue 2022

– Welter at University of Baltimore – Online Art Feature 2022

-Unfortunately Literary Magazine-  May 2022

-iō Literary Journal – 2022 Refractions

-Pensive: A Global Journal of Spirituality & the Arts- 4th Issue  2022,  and 5th Issue – November 2022

-Kind Writers Literary Magazine- 2022

-Audience Askew Literary Journal – Volume 1 / Issue 1 Summer 2022

-The Whitefish Review- Issue #27 Vortex -2022

-The Poetry Society of New Hampshire Poets’ Touchstone Journal, Issue 64.1, Summer 2022

– Alchemy Literary Magazine, Issue #48, 2022