Moira Hahn

Moira Hahn

Long Beach, CA, United States

About Moira Hahn

When not obsessively painting my dog, social commentary and current events presented in a historical context form the core of my work. I have studied Asian art for four decades, in the US and Japan. I create scrolls and triptychs about issues confronting society today. Recent series include 'hell scrolls' based on late Heian Period (12th century) Japanese Buddhist scrolls about political and environmental conditions, and an update of Japan's haunting folklore, "Night Parade of One Hundred Demons".


Maryland Institute College of Art BFA 1974
California State University Fullerton MFA Painting 2000
Additional studies at CCA (Oakland CA, animation), CalArts (Valencia CA, film graphics and animation), and Otis Art Institute (Los Angeles, etching).


Pop-up Exhibition, LACMA, June 29 & 30, 2019
Recent acquisitions in the Greg Escalante Memorial Collection


“Owl in the Family”, Solo Exhibition, Artistic Edge, 410 St. Louis Ave., Long Beach CA, June 28-August 1, 2019

“Moira Hahn”, Solo Exhibition, Playhouse Gallery, Long Beach CA, August -September 2019

"39th International Juried Exhibition", San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego, CA Oct 2019

"Cats vs. Dogs", group exhibition, Giant Robot, Sawtelle Japantown, Los Angeles CA May 2019

"Totoro IV". group exhibition, Giant Robot, Sawtelle Japantown, Los Angeles CA November 2018

"Post-It 14", group exhibition, Giant Robot 2, Sawtelle Japantown, Los Angeles CA November 2018

2017 "The Art of Getting There: Artistry in Trains", Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena CA, April 2017

Azusa Pacific University Art Gallery, Los Angeles CA, October 18- November 18, 2016

"Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition", Group Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, May 21-September 4 2016

"Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature", Group Exhibition, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, September 9, 2016 - January 22, 2017

"Wild West/ Plains to the Pacific", Group Exhibition, CA Legion of Honor Museum, Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco CA,June 18, 2016 - September 11, 2016

"Art Gathering L.A.", The Queen Mary (resort ship), Gregorio Escalante Gallery booth, Long Beach CA June 2-5 2016

Solo Exhibition, "Night of 1,000 Fire Monkeys", Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles CA, April 9-May 15th, 2016

LA Art Fair, Convention Center, Los Angeles CA, January 12-18, 2016, Gregorio Escalante Booth

"Samurai!", Group Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA, April-September 2015

Two-Artist exhibition with Joey Chiarello, Robyn Buntin Gallery, Honolulu HI, ,July 12-August 30 2012

Solo Exhibition, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena CA February 2009

Solo Exhibition, Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles CA, December 2008-January 2009

Solo Exhibition, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, March-April 2007

Please see website for expanded exhibitions and events.