Hannah R.W. Hamalian is an animator and filmmaker based in Northfield, Minnesota, USA, where she currently teaches at St. Olaf College in the department of Art and Art History. Interpreting being as a daily process of renewal rather than a static mode, her work often centers the body as a site of transformation and uses movement as a symbol for complexity. She uses animation, appropriated videos, and collaborations with dancers to ask questions and present abstract narratives. Her work has screened and shown at festivals internationally, including ADF's Movies by Movers, KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio, USA), and the Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest (New York, USA). She received her BA from Carleton College and her MFA from UW-Milwaukee.