New Works on Paper – The Institute for Art and Olfaction

New Works on Paper
by Micah Hahn
The Institute for Art and Olfaction Project Space
Opening: July 21
Through August 12, 2016



M_ShowThe Institute for Art and Olfaction is pleased to present ‘New Works on Paper by Micah Hahn‘, an exhibition of drawings and prints by Los Angeles-based designer Micah Hahn, in the IAO’s Upstairs Project Space.

New Works on Paper by Micah Hahn highlights work stemming from Hahn’s recent experimentations with the visuals of seduction. Why do we find certain things seductive and others repellent? What draws the eye, and what repulses it?

Working with both pen and paper and printmaking – and springing from a playful fascination with 20th century American product design – the works exhibited in this show hypothesize, explore, or question the laws of ocular attraction.



Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: The Institute for Art and Olfaction
932 Chung King Road, Los Angeles CA 90012
Directions + Parking

The exhibition runs through August 12, 2016.



micahMicah Hahn obtained his Masters’ Degree in Graphic Design at California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts), in Valencia, CA.

He started his design career at Channel One News, a TV network that was broadcast in high schools. While there, Micah oversaw the production of on-air motion graphics for the network’s programming slate, as well as overseeing a number of design initiatives for the marketing and ad sales departments. Concurrently, Micah taught at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. His subjects of instruction included graphic design and dynamic typography – which remains his passion, to this day. In 2006 Micah was hired to oversee and create Current TV’s design department. In his tenure as VP of Design at Current, he propelled his team towards international recognition as one the most respected television broadcast design teams, garnering over a dozen Broadcast Design Awards in the process.

Micah has exhibited his graphic design work in the broad-reaching exhibition covering twenty years of type design: ‘Rebellion Acceptance Overdrive’. He was also included in the seminal ‘Alter Ego’ exhibition at Cal-Arts. Additionally, he has been invited to speak at institutions such as AIGA, the BDA Awards and California College of the Arts. His art work has been exhibited locally and internationally,  and his print work has been acquired for the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

Hahn currently runs the design firm



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