Rania Hassan combines knitting and painting to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance.
I am fascinated by the connections we find in our everyday experiences. How do we think of our place in this world? How do we fit in it?
My work is about levels of connectedness. I paint, draw, and knit to represent these moments. We are all connected somehow.
This series started because of my fascination with knitting, love for painting, and intrigue in the community I’ve found online with knitters from around the world. I think about how it links me to my mother, her mother, and all the generations of women who came before them.
Rania Hassan is a mixed media fiber artist, designer, and printmaker from Washington, DC. Her installations are in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health [NIH] in Bethesda, MD, Amazon Web Services in Herndon, VA, and the District of Columbia’s Art Bank Collection. She is the recipient of a Craft Award of Excellence from the James Renwick Alliance [the organization which supports the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum], and five years of Artist Fellowship Program Grant Awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.