Hannah Richards is an art educator as well as a practicing artist. Her work integrates her background in biology with drawing, painting, and printmaking. Her teaching is informed by these practices as well as her training and interest in mindfulness, social emotional learning, and green art materials/methods. She has taught preschool through college level art at several independent schools and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Hannah earned an M.F.A. in Fine Art from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a B.A. from Smith College. She was awarded a Schultz Foundation Grant for biology research in 2003, a Kahn Foundation Fellowship in interdisciplinary studies in 2006, and is a recent grantee of a Turkey Land Cove Foundation Residency.
Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally, most notably in several shows across the U.K. and at Manhattan Graphics Center in NYC. She lives in Greenfield, Massachusetts with her family.