Rania Hassan


Rania Hassan is a mixed media fiber artist, designer, and printmaker from Washington, DC. Rania Hassan makes installations that combine knitting and painting with fiber and wood to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, MD), Amazon Web Services (Herndon, VA), and the District of Columbia’s Art Bank Collection (Washington, DC). Solo exhibitions include The Front (New Orleans, LA), Gormley Gallery (Baltimore, MD), and Artisphere (Rosslyn, VA). She has given presentations about her artwork at area Universities (George Mason University, 2014) and Museums (Textile Museum, Washington, DC, 2012, 2015), and her work has been featured in publications including the Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and Vogue Knitting. Awards include a Craft Award of Excellence (2009) from the James Renwick Alliance and seven years of Artist Fellowship Program Grant Awards (2009, 2014–19) from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Artist Events

Rania Hassan will be creating an installation that explores the delicate threads of directions presented, journeys chosen, and all paths leading you here—exactly where you need to be.

Rania Hassan's work will be installed at the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building:

Saturday, June 15, 10am-6pm
Sunday, June 16, 10am-6pm
Friday, June 21, 10am-6pm
Saturday, June 22, 10am-midnight
Sunday, June 23, 10am-6pm