Year of the Monkey Series / Fire Monkey, 2016
Watercolor | 21  x 15 inches | SOLD


Gregorio Escalante Gallery presents Moira Hahn’s “Night of 1000 Fire Monkeys.” This exhibition features Hahn’s collection of exquisitely rendered anthropomorphic animal characters in a vibrant celebration of the Year of the Fire Monkey. In an East-meets-West-meets-South-of-the-Border psychedelic apparition, we find a menagerie of colorful creatures celebrating the New Year together in an abundance of dramatic situations. There are, of course, monkeys – as well as tigers, parrots, dogs, squirrels, bees, mice, and cats, among others – engaged in the fun.

Moira Hahn is an experienced fine artist known internationally for her depictions of familiar yet animated cat and bird warriors of the Western world. Persian miniatures, Tibetan Thanka paintings, Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, Indian animal drawings and Chinese guardian figures inspire Ms. Hahn, whose influences also include the cat illustrations of Louis Wain and documentary art by Explorer/Scientist painters Martin Johnson Heade, John James Audobon and Karl Bodmer.

 Hahn’s education includes a BFA degree from The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and additional studies at the California College of Arts and Crafts (now California College of the Arts) in Oakland, California. She studied film graphics and experimental animation at CalArts in Valencia, CA, and later earned an MFA in Fine Art at California State University, Fullerton (2000). She worked in the animation industry and illustrated books and magazines for The Pushpin Group in New York. She also studied Japanese art in Hawaii and Japan for several years, and later taught art at several colleges and universities in Southern California. Additionally, Hahn is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in Time (cover), Cosmopolitan and the New Yorker.

“Merging the elaborate workmanship of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints, a cast of characters out of Animal Planet, and a color sense that makes Op Art seem bland, Moira Hahn crafts paintings that are very much her own. Her watercolors create intricate narrative scenarios of raging warriors, in the style of 18th and 19th Century Ukiyo-e prints: what the Japanese called “pictures of the floating world.” However in the floating world of Hahn’s pictorial imaginings the creatures that do battle are animals: cats, birds, and apes for the most part, usually with human limbs (and an occasional rampaging Godzilla thrown in for good measure).”

– George Melrod, Art Ltd. Magazine


Heaven and Hell Series VI / Wind Demon, 2016
Watercolor | 24 x 41 inches framed | $4,500

Spring Snow II, 2016
Watercolor | 23-1/4 x 12 inches | $4,000

Olmec Sunset, 2016
Watercolor | 17-1/2 x 14-1/4 inches | SOLD 

Year of the Monkey Series / Fire Monkey Duet, 2016
Watercolor | 18 x 28 inches | $4,000

Spot, 2015
Watercolor | 15 x 11.5 inches | $1,200

Tiger, 2015
Watercolor | 14 x 11.5 inches | $1,200 (framed)

Musical Monkey, 2015
Watercolor | 14.5 x 10 inches | $1,500

Karakusa Colima, 2015
Watercolor | 14 x 10 inches | SOLD

Hell Scroll II / Drought, 2015
Watercolor | 18 x 40 inches | $5,500

Hell Scroll / Bees and Drones, 2015
Watercolor | 11x 51 inches | $7,200

Night Parade of 100 Demons / The One Percent, 2015
Watercolor, Triptych | 30 x 12 inches | $3,500

Neko Kaidan Series / The Drunken Cat, 2012
Watercolor | 40 x 20 inches | $7,500

Under Water World, 2012,
Watercolor | 30 x 18 inches | $5,000

Year of the Rabbit / Back to Balboa, 2012
Watercolor | 16 x 12 inches | 21 x 18 framed | SOLD

Anthropod, 2011
Watercolor | 18 x 36 inches | $4,000

Maiko Rabbit, 2011
Watercolor | 16-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches | SOLD

Working Dogs Series / Dalmation, 2011
Watercolor and ink | 13-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches | $2,500

Demon Dojo, 2009,
Watercolor Study | 10 x 10 inches | $1,800

Soba Blues Series / Tan Don't Burn, 2008
Watercolor | 17 x 12-1/2 inches | $1,800

Ukiyo-e Re-Mix Series / Henned In, 2008
Watercolor | 15 x 21 inches | $3,000

Staycation, 2008
Watercolor | 20 x 12 inches | $3,000

Lotusland, 2007
Watercolor | 10 x 39 inches | SOLD

Which Side Are You On?, 2007
Watercolor | 10 x 15 inches | $2,000

Alien Landscape, 2006
Watercolor | 6 x 27 inches | $1,200

Return of the Tengu, 2006
Watercolor | 5-1/4 x 20-1/4 inches |  SOLD

Synaesthesia Series / Atom Boy / Lost Episode, 1999
Mixed media | 45  x 73 inches | $7,500


PRINTS

A Three Hour Tour
Archival print | 10 x 16-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | Unframed $150

Under Water World
Fine art wood print on 1/2" sustainable birch wood, bright white finish | 10.5 x 9 inches | $125 (unframed), $150 (framed)
Timed print release in a partnership with Prints on Wood, available for a limited time only. SOLD OUT

 

Red Head
Archival print, 17-1/2 x 24 inches
Framed $800 | Unframed $300

Mandrill Self Portrait
Archival print, 30 x 22-1/2 inches | Framed $800

Blue Moon
Hand made Japanese Woodblock Print | Framed (16-1/2 x 20-3/4 inches) $500 | Unframed (14 x 10 inches) $400  

Red Carpet Treatment
Archival print | 36 x 11 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | SOLD

White Rabbit
Archival print | 14 x 6 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | SOLD

Midnight Snack
Archival print | 10-1/2 x 17 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | Unframed $150

Return of the Tengu
Archival print | 6-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | SOLD
(Also available as a painting)

Year of the Rooster Series / Salon
Archival print | 13-1/2 x 10 inches | Framed $300

Year of the Rooster Series / Birds Eye View
Archival print | 12 x 16-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | Framed $300 | Unframed $150

Blue Moon II / Takenoko Chuban             
Archival print, | 13 x 11 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | INQUIRE

Surveillance
Archival print | 17 x 12 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | INQUIRE

Red Mount Fuji           
Archival print | 12-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | INQUIRE

Double Trouble
Archival print | 14-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | Framed $400 | Unframed $150

Revenge of the Tori
Archival print | 17 x 36-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | Framed $500

Heaven and Hell IV            
Archival print | 17 x 36-1/2 inches (inc. a 1" white border) | SOLD

Heaven and Hell Series III / Draguar
Archival print | 13 x 13 inches | Unframed $150

 
 
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