Nola Hanson

Nola Hanson is an artist living and working in New York city. Their interdisciplinary practice mobilizes critical interventions that center the role of embodiment in social systems.

Nola’s work has been engaged with in Milwaukee, Chicago, and New York City. In 2016, Nola was selected as a featured artist for the annual public art festival Art in Odd Places in New York City. In 2018 they were selected as the Artist in Residence for On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York. Nola is currently a fellow in the 2018-2019 Engaging Artist Fellowship program through More Art, a public art non-profit organization in New York City.

Nola is the founder of The Trans Boxing Collective, a trans-led organization and collaborative social practice project that facilitates inclusive and accessible boxing training for trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary (T/GNC/NB) people.  They received their BFA in Painting, Drawing, and Art Criticism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2014, and is currently an MFA candidate in the Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University.


Drill Meditations, collaborative performance with Nicky Smith, On Air Fest, Brooklyn, 2018

audio: Drill Meditations, 2018

Bryant Park Shoeshine, collaborative public performance, 2016

Trans Boxing Collective, 2017-present

How To Take Care, performance at ACRE Gallery, Chicago, 2018