Hannah Bates is a visual artist who works with experimental installations of large scale photographs to create illusions which augment reality, solicit the uncanny valley, and play with viewers uncertainties. Her background as an editorial retoucher informs her inquiries in identity, advertising, and deconstructing matters of representation. Hannah Bates has a BFA from CalArts, and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In 2017 she participated in the artists Residency PICTURE BERLIN, and received the Griffin Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. In 2016 she received the Estrellita & Yousef Karsh Prize in Photography, the Presidents Research Award Grant from School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Montague Travel Grant, conducted in Dubai. She has recently exhibited her work in Lage Egal Gallery in Berlin, tête Gallery in Berlin, Griffin Museum of Photography, EXPOSURE at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Medal Awards Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in the South End Boston, and Nave Annex Gallery in Somerville MA.