Skip to Main Content
Mobile Menu


Your source for campus news

Shawna Hanel

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 3:57 pm / May 30, 2017

Photo of Shawna Hanel

Shawna Hanel

University Shop Assistant
Department of Art
College of Arts and Sciences

Photo of a nest by Shawna HanelShawna Hanel’s work, Vanished Vespidae No. 4, has been selected by Susan Thompson, assistant curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, for inclusion in the 28th annual International Juried Exhibition at Viridian Artists Gallery in New York City in June.

In the series, Hanel explores the ephemeral wasp nest. Captivated by abstracted arrays of interlaced cycles of life and death, Hanel collects and photographs the fluttering fragments and crushed combs of deserted nests, illuminating the porous boundaries between the living, the dead and the vanished.

To view more of Shawna Hanel’s work visit