Marina Hanser

My work is concerned with revealing and concealing, deconstruction and reconstruction, and states of transition. It is inspired by notions of loss, transformation, and remembrance. My ideas are explored through a physical and conceptual connection to the material and its transformative processes. I use both additive and subtractive processes in my work, making modifications over a period of time, to explore destruction and creation simultaneously, through multiple kiln-forming and cold working processes.


Marina Hanser is an international glass artist and educator based in Austria. She started working with glass in 2000, at the age of 15, when she enrolled in the Technical School for Glass in Kramsach, Austria. In 2008, she moved to Italy where she studied at the Vetroricerca Glass School in Bolzano, Italy for two years. In 2010, she moved to Australia to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree with Honors in the Glass Workshop, School of Art & Design at the Australian National University.


She has received a series of national and international opportunities including residencies at Corning Museum of Glass, Bullseye Glass, Canberra Glassworks and the Australian National University; teaching assistant at Pilchuck Glass School, Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Bild-Werk Frauenau and Cesty Skla as well as teaching at Berlin Glas e.V. She has received a number of awards including the Glass Prize by Warm Glass UK and the Boronia Prize for Excellence in Glass, and her work was published in the New Glass Review 36. Hanser’s work has been exhibited internationally and she was a finalist in the International Exhibition of Glass Kanazawa (JP), European Glass Context (DK), National Emerging Art Glass Prize (AU), Fuse Glass Prize (AU) and Hindmarsh Prize (AU). Most recently, Hanser became a finalist in Bullseye Glass Company’s Emerge 2018 juried competition.