Hannah Chalew is an artist from New Orleans, LA. She studied art and anthropology at Brandeis University, where her freshman year coincided with Hurricane Katrina. She returned home after graduation to be a part of the rebirth of her city and the burgeoning artist community. She founded a studio and exhibition space in the St. Claude Arts District called T-Lot with other young artists, and showed her work broadly in the city. In 2013 she moved to Detroit, and in 2016 she received an MFA in painting from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She currently lives in Detroit, teaches at the College for Creative Studies and works from her studio, a former automobile stamping factory in Highland Park, Michigan. Her work is included in the collections of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the City of New Orleans, LA. Her drawings have been published in two creative atlases by the writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit.