Hanna von Goeler received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. She completed additional post graduate study at the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands, a program which selects 25 participants annually from around the globe.
Born in Europe, von Goeler's family moved to the United States while she was still an infant. Her father worked as a physicist at Princeton University. The international atmosphere there, as well as her bilingual upbringing and frequent travels led to her preoccupation with the fluidity of identity, culture and perception. Her parents' wartime experiences, as well, influence her work and perspective.
Von Goeler exhibits internationally. Her ongoing currency work was selected by Robert Storr for exhibition at Exit Art in New York, NY. Her work has been shown at venues such as Hunter College’s Times Square Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, The Lodge Gallery, Mayson Gallery, ABC No Rio and at the The Habeas Lounge: Focus on the Economy, a public art project sponsored by Arts: World Financial Center, in New York City; The Museum Bellrive in Zurich, Switzerland; The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami in Japan; Kunsthhal KaDE, Amsterdam Drawing, Phoebus Gallery in the Netherlands; The Hunterdon Museum of Art; The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art; Princeton University’s Bernstein Gallery at the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs; The Cumberland Gallery in Nashville; Galeria Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico; The Osprey Arts Center, Nova Scotia; the Naracje Festival for Installation and Intervention in Public Space in Gdansk, Poland, etc.
Her work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, MSN, Another Magazine and the Stuttgarter Zeitung; in books such as Malek Abou’s Fondement Metaphysiques du Dollar and Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing (Matt Bua and Maximillian Goldfarb); as well as in museum and gallery catalogs and online blogs.