Holly Hanessian grew up in the 1970’s in the lush suburbs in South Florida. A child of two Armenian parents (who were fourth cousins), she creates work that explores the crossroads of our DNA and the environment, which is influenced by our daily experiences. Her artwork is a hybrid of design, craft and contemporary art, in various media including installations and artist’s books, both of which use text along with other narrative ideas.

Images of her artwork are found in books, magazines and here at www.hollyhanessian.com. She is also a member of www.Artaxis.org and www.accessCeramics.org, two internationally juried websites of contemporary ceramic artists.

Holly is a professor of art and the area head of the ceramics program at Florida State University. She recently created a new focus on 3D ceramic printing and a Ceramics + Digital Program. Her vision in educating students embraces a future where ceramic printing and traditional practices are combined with intellectual rigor.