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Shyla Hazen (b. 1970) is a New Hampshire-based artist who works in paper, printmaking, and origami. Hazen received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2019 from the New Hampshire Institute of Art and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree.
“I am an environment enhancer. My intention is for people to look at my work and become immersed, to discover their own memories and feelings. My imagery comes from my own emotions, memories and social convictions. I’d like those memories to be what drives and inspires both myself and my viewer. I reside in Allenstown and work in Concord, NH as a hairstylist as well as from home as a dispatcher for a plumbing and heating company (my favorite part of my normal job is the inside view of the houses that I imagine from the outside-shhh don’t tell anyone) I live in my house with my two of my grown adults, two grandchildren, two dogs and my angry cat.
“My work is exploring home and memory. While home is thought of as a place of comfort and refuge some think of home as simply a resting place. We can have many homes. I have my own home and I call my mothers’ house home. Others are nomadic and don’t have a set home. Memory plays a role in our ideas of home and what that perception is. Not all memories in my work are mine, they are narratives that have been woven into my understanding of self.”
See Saw Art is a 120 square foot exhibition space located within Mosaic Art Collective at 66 Hanover Street, Suite 201, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Owned and operated by Rochester Museum of Fine Arts co-founder, Amy Regan, See Saw Art features invitational and open call exhibitions on a monthly basis.
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