Hana's story begins in Israel, where she was born, and continues in Canada where she has lived since 2003.


A mixed-media artist, her work is influenced by her role as a clinical therapist specializing in helping victims of sexual abuse. Her creations have been exhibited at galleries in Hamilton, Ont., Edmonton, Alta. and in her home country of Israel. Her most recent solo exhibits were at the World of Thread Festival in Burlington and at the You Me Gallery in Hamilton. As well, she is a member of the O-Ma-Noot Gallery founding committee in Hamilton.


Guided by self-reflection, in her art Hana explores the visualization of intrinsic notions. She uses diverse materials and artistic techniques such as thread molding, transparencies and digitally manipulated prints. Her work expresses her longing for family and her birthplace, as well as feminist issues.


A graduate of the Industrial Design department at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem, in 2008 she also graduated from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She worked with the elderly and counselled government-assisted refugees in Hamilton. She later advocated for refugee children and youths who experienced trauma, at the Community Child Abuse Council.


She is also a 2013 graduate from the Master's program of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University. At the Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre in St. Catharines, Ont. she specializes in trauma counselling. She lives near Hamilton, Ont.


© 2014 by Hana Pinthus Rotchild

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