Hannah Mooney studied at University of Ulster and Glasgow School of Art. In 2014 she received the Deanes Award for High Achievement from University of Ulster. Since graduating in May 2017 from Glasgow School of Art, she has received the Royal Scottish Academy Landscape Drawing Prize, James Nicol McBroom Memorial Prize, Armour Prize, Glasgow Print Studio Publication Prize, Hottinger Award for Excellence and House for an Art Lover Award. She was most recently awarded the Art in Healthcare Prize and the prestigious Fleming-Wyfold Bursary.
Although based in Scotland, her Irish heritage is ultimately the driving force behind her work. She returns frequently to Co. Mayo and Co. Donegal to observe the nuances, lyricalism and subdued colour palette of the Irish landscape. In 2018 Hannah will travel to Florence under the John-Kinross scholarship where she hopes to be enthused and challenged by a new kind of light.
Selected for the Aon Art Community Award Exhibition 2017, The Leadenhall building, London Selected for Royal Scottish Watercolours Society Exhibition 2018, RSA Galleries, The Mound, Edinburgh Selected for New Contemporaries Exhibition 2018, RSA Galleries, Edinburgh Selected for FBA Futures Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries, London Selected for RBA Rising Stars Exhibition 2018, Framers Gallery, London