Hannah Svitak is an emerging artist from upstate New York who explores a wide range of mixed media. After being accepted into the National Honor Society, she received Presidential and Excelsior scholarships to further her education at the State University of New York at Oswego. In her time at SUNY Oswego, Svitak was consistently recognized on the Dean's list while expanding her interests in theater and digital arts. Upon graduating with her Bachelors in Fine Arts in May 2021, she anticipates returning to SUNY Oswego in 2022 to attain her Masters in Art Teaching.
This collection of works is specifically curated to demonstrate the skills and techniques that I have developed throughout my career at SUNY Oswego. The work included was made for an array of both collegiate classes and personal assignments. Due to my participation in the MAT Prep track, I have included a diverse range of pieces that explore multiple different media. Each piece has its own case-specific inspirations. However, on the whole, I used each piece to push myself creatively and continue to develop my skills. I typically try not to assign meaning or context to my pieces. I prefer for my audiences to be able to make that decision for themselves. Art should not be limited to what the artist says it should be.
Consequently, in many cases, my work is simply meant to get an audience thinking and questioning the content that they are viewing. In general, each piece was used as an opportunity to investigate myself and my interests. In both assignments that were for a class and those for personal projects, I attempted to use my creative time to discover what type of art fits me and what I truly enjoy doing.