USM Art Department

Hannah Barnes

Associate Professor of Art
Hannah Barnes

Office Location

113 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

Office Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



Academic Degrees

  • MFA, Rutgers State University of NJ
  • BFA, Maine College of Art, Studio Concentaition in Painting


Hannah Barnes is a painter who works with abstract forms and tropes to investigate the nature of meaning within abstraction. Her work in painting, drawing, and installation is permeated by an interest in pattern-based structures, fragmentation, and impermanence. Investigations into ritual-based drawing traditions inform her approach to process and materials

Born and raised on the New England coast, Barnes received an MFA in Visual Art from Rutgers State University of New Jersey and a BFA in Painting from Maine College of Art. Her projects have been exhibited in such places as the Columbus Museum of Art and Design in Columbus, Indiana, the Dhoominal Gallery in Delhi, the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland, and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Barnes recently completed a residency at the Studio Program at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, and she was the recipient of a 2016 Hedda Sterne Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center. She was the recipient of a 2017-2018 Fulbright-Nehru Academic Excellence Fellowship for creative research in India.