Hannah O’Hare Bennett is an artist, papermaker and educator based in Madison WI.  She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Kansas (1998) and an MFA in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2017).  Between those degrees, she worked as a farmer, Peace Corps Volunteer (Ecuador, 2004-2006), and produce manager, manual labor that informs her current subject matter and manner of creating art.  She has had many residencies in the last three years, including at Women’s Studio Workshop (NY), StudioWorks at the Tides Institute (ME), and The Textile Arts Center in Manhattan, and has taught workshops at the Morgan Conservatory and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, as well as in her own studio, Philyra Studio, LLC in Madison.  Her work has been shown across the country in group and solo shows, and has been featured in the Surface Design Association Journal.  In 2019, her work was selected for inclusion in Handpapermaking Magazine’s Portfolio 13, In Between.   She has served on the board of North American Hand Papermakers and edited  the organization publication, Bull & Branch.  She has taught college courses at Mount Mary University and University of Montana Western, and works as a substitute teacher for the Madison Metropolitan School District.