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Solo Show:
Rania Hassan: Time•Line
Artisphere, WIP Gallery
June 3–28, 2015
Opening: June 4, 6–9pm
Artist on Site: June 4, 18, 25 / 6–9pm
1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.—T.S. Eliot

Rania Hassan combines knitting and painting to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Time•Line explores how the threads of our beginnings and endings shape and define us.

What brought you here to this point? Does one thread end where the next thread begins? In the Greek mythology of the three Fates, one goddess spins the thread, the second determines how long it will be, and the third cuts the thread.

One spindle, seven hands, eight spools of thread—all gathering at a single point representing where you are right now. The spools of threads represent potential, the hand-knit threads represent what’s been done, and everything points to one end, which is the present. This exact moment will never happen again. Everything is right here.

Solo Show:
Etui Fiber Arts Gallery
July 2–26, 2015
Artist reception: July 2, 5–7pm
2106 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont, NY 10538

r e c e n t . s h o w s + e v e n t s

Soft Lab
Gallery 102
January 12–30, 2015
Closing reception Friday, January 30

Curated by Eames Armstrong, Soft Lab is a research and exhibition space for softness

Knitting as Contemporary Art
The Textile Museum
2320 S St NW
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10.30am

Untitled no. 4
Avi Gupta, Rania Hassan, Abby Martin, Craig Roper, Jessica Van Brakle, Hillary Werth.

This group exhibition at RandallScottProjects features Rania's latest artwork, Revelations.

Untitled no. 4
1326 H St NE 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002
July 19–August 23, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12-6pm

DCCAH Visual Arts Exhibition
Rania's artwork is included in this exhibition featuring DC visual artists competing for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Artist Fellowship Program [AFP] Grant for 2015. This show opens tonight!

AFP15 Visual Arts Exhibition
Gallery at 200i
200 I Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
August 1–September 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 1, 2014, 6–8pm
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm

Generative Presence
Part of the Artscape Gallery Network, Generative Presence features the work of two fiber artists—Rania Hassan and Mihaela Savu.

Baltimore Threadquarters
518 South Conkling Street, Baltimore MD 21224
July 12–August 2, and August 13–31, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday: 12–6pm,
Sunday: 12–5pm

Softer, Softest
May 30–June 21, 2014

Curated by Eames Armstrong, Softer, Softest explores the condition of softness: the digital “soft” and the sculptural soft. Exhibiting artists include Megan Blafas, Rania Hassan, Matt Hollis, Leslie McConnaughey, Rene Medrano, Ziad Nagy, Cory Oberndorfer, John Paradiso, Jane Claire Remick, and Jade Yumang.

Softer, Softest is an exhibition on being soft. Examining what it is to be pliable, or easily molded. To be pleasing to touch, not harshly defined.

Softer, Softest
Aether Art Projects at Delicious Spectacle
1366 Quincy Street NW, Washington, DC
May 30–June 21, 2014

Opening Reception: Friday, May 30, 7–10pm
Performances: Saturday, June 7, doors 7:30, performances 8pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, June 19, 7–9pm
For the opening reception Facebook event page, click here.
Delicious Spectacle is a curatorial experiment and project space founded by Victoria Greising, Megan Mueller, Dan Perkins,Camden Place, and Sam Scharf. The space is located on the first floor of a row house in the Columbia Heights neighborhood.

Cuisine des Artistes
May 29, 2014

Cuisine des Artistes 2014 is DC Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Gala, an evening of food and fun where chefs and artists collaborate to create culinary masterpieces. Rania has been paired with chef Doug Cooperman of Open Kitchen to create a piece titled %Interwoven:
A hand knit dress interwoven with a Dark Chocolate Lavender Truffle held by a Dried Sour Cherry and Rosemary Breadstick knitting needle. This piece explores the connections of life, friendship, community and family. The coupling of memories through shared experiences.%

Cuisine des Artistes
Meridian House
1630 Crescent Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:30–9:30pm
This is a ticketed event. Please click here to purchase tickets.

The Grace of Craft
June 3–27, 2014

The Grace of Craft is a show of contemporary craft curated by Gisele Huberman. Artists include: Phil Brown, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Gayle Friedman, Rania Hassan, Sean Hennessey, Tamara Laird, Laurel Lukaszewski, Jan Maddox, Donna McCullough, Nikki O’Neill, Komelia Okim, Chris Shea, Tim Tate, Novie Trump, Andrea Uravitch, Rick Wall, and Nancy Weisser.

Craft can tell stories. It can move us. It can serve us and adorn us. And it does all this in a quiet, self-effacing way.

The Grace of Craft
Capitol Arts Network
12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852
June 3–27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, June 6, 6–9pm
Gallery Hours: Monday–Thursday: 10am–10pm,
Friday–Sunday: 10am–4pm

January 16–March 1, 2014
Group Exhibition

STITCH is a group exhibition examining the growing popularity of traditional needlework and its incorporation into diverse forms of contemporary art. Traditionally regarded as a craft or relegated to the category of "women's work," needlework—including stitching, embroidery, knitting and crochet—has increasingly become a vital element in contemporary mixed media compositions. STITCH will present surprising manifestations of needlework in combination with a range of media including painting, sculpture, and photography.

Rania's work will be on exhibit with Stephanie Booth, Orly Cogan, Suzi Fox, Kate Kretz, Pam Rogers, Erin Endicott Sheldon, and Nathan Vincent. Opening reception is this Thursday, January 16, 6–8pm.

Opening Reception: January 16, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates: January 16–March 1, 2014
Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, VA 20190
Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 11am–5pm

2014 DC Artist Fellowship Program
Rania is honored and thrilled to have been awarded a 2014 Artist Fellowship Program Grant Award from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The full list of awardees is available here.

“Awardees of these grants are great examples of artists and arts organizations whose initiatives have expanded the tremendous output of Washington’s creative economy.” —Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

February 27–March 21, 2014
Group Exhibition and Auction

SELECT 2014 consists of a 3-week public exhibition and a ticketed auction party to support contemporary art and the local artist community. The artists invited to participate in this exhibition were selected by a group of notable curators from some of the most important institutions in our region, emerging curators, and WPA’s Board of Directors. The works represent a cross section of media and disciplines, providing a remarkable survey of contemporary artistic practice. The SELECT 2014 gala is the region’s longest running contemporary art auction gala and offers a truly unique opportunity to acquire works by emerging and established artists from the DC region and beyond.

Rania's piece, Forming [Series I], was selected by curator Jennifer Scanlan. Exhibition opening is Thursday, February 27, and Jennifer Scanlan's curator talk will take place Wednesday, March 6. SELECT 2014: WPA Art Auction Gala happens Saturday, March 22.

WPA's 33rd Annual Art Auction Exhibition & Gala
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Silent Auction and Gala [Ticketed]: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 7-11pm
Exhibition [Free]: Thursday, February 27–Friday, March 21, 2014
Opening Reception [Free]: Thursday, February 27, 7–10pm
Jennifer Scanlan's Curator Talk [Free]: Wednesday, March 6, 6.30-8pm
Exhibition Hours: Wednesday–Friday: 4–11pm, Saturday: noon–11pm, Sunday: noon–5pm

April 5–May 27, 2013
Rania Hassan: Threads
Solo Exhibiton

Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708

Reception: April 7, 2–4pm
Artist talk: April 21, 3pm
Exhibition Dates: April 5–May 27
Gallery Hours: 10am–5pm, everyday
please visit web site for directions

April 5, 2013
Stars of Tomorrow
James Renwick Alliance Event for Spring Craft Weekend
at the Washington Glass School

3700 Otis Street :: Mt. Rainier, MD
please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/49786184 for details

May 18–June 23, 2012
Artomatic 2012
9th Floor, #140

1851 S. Bell Street :: Crystal City, VA
Crystal City Metro Station [Yellow/Blue Line]
Wed, Thu: noon–10pm
Fri, Sat: noon–1am
Sun: noon–5pm
please visit web site for details

Urban Forest Project

1313 New York Avenue NW :: Washington, DC
Visit web site for details

March 17, 2012
The Textile Museum: Knitting as Contemporary Art
Rug & Textile Appreciation Morning

2320 S Street NW :: Washington, DC
Saturday, 10.30am

January 14–16, 2012
Vogue Knitting LIVE

Hilton New York Hotel
1335 Avenue of the Americas :: New York, NY
Preview: Friday, January 14, 5–8pm
Saturday: 9am–6pm
Sunday: 9am–4.30pm

October 16, 2010–April 24, 2011
The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
First Floor, Sant Ocean Hall, Ocean Focus Gallery
10th Street and Constitution Ave, NW :: Washington, DC
Photo documentation of process: http://www.flickr.com/photos/goshdarnkni

March 3–March 27, 2010
Tribute to Fiber Art

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive :: Germantown, MD
Artist Reception:
Saturday, March 6, 5.30-7.30pm
Art Gallery Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturdays, 10am-2pm

May 1–July 2, 2010
National Institutes of Health . NIH

Mark O. Hattfield NIH Clinical Center, Building 10
East and West Alcove Galleries
9000 Rockville Pike :: Bethesda, MD

December 12, 2009
Washington Glass School Holiday Show

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street :: Mt. Rainier, MD
Saturday, December 12, 2-6pm

December 19, 2009
Holiday Booty Market

Design Within Reach
1838 Columbia Rd. NW :: Washington, DC
Saturday, December 19, 10am-5pm

November 28, 2009
James Renwick Alliance Day
A Craft Artist Exhibit and Sale

The Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase
7931 Connecticut Ave NW :: Chevy Chase, MD
Saturday, November 28, 11am-5pm

October 17–November 14, 2009
Gallery Neptune
Joyce Zipperer and Rania Hassan

5001 Wilson Lane :: Bethesda, Maryland
Bethesda Metro [Red Line]

October 3, 2009
Crafty Bastards
Booth #18

18th St and Wyoming Ave NW :: Adams Morgan :: DC
Sat: 10am–5pm

September 12, 2009
Arts on Foot
Booth #86

7th and F St NW :: Penn Quarter :: DC
Chinatown Metro/Arena Exit [Red/Green/Yellow Line]
Sat: 11am–5pm

May 29–July 5, 2009
Artomatic 2009
9th Floor, SW side

Rania was awarded a Craft Award of Excellence from the James Renwick Alliance
for her Knit Together installation at Artomatic. Details and images here.

55 M St SE :: Washington, DC
Navy Yard Metro Station [Green Line]
Fri, Sat: noon–1am
Sun, Wed, Thu: noon–10pm

Feb 27-March 1
American Craft Council [ACC] Show—Baltimore
AltCraft Section

From their web site: “More than 700 of the country’s leading craft artists will gather under one roof to present their latest designer, handmade work at the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation.”

Baltimore Convention Center
One West Pratt Street :: Baltimore, MD

Feb 17-19

From their web site: “POOLtradeshow is a semi-annual event occurring every February and August in conjunction with the MAGIC Marketplace, when the apparel industry converges on Las Vegas for the most influential week in the business of fashion. ...showcases the best emerging designers, featuring new product ranging from women’s and men’s apparel,to shoes and accessories,and including a variety of lifestyle products—from art, to music, to home.

Las Vegas Convention Center
Central Hall
3150 Paradise Road :: Las Vegas, NV