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MAYON HANANIA

 

 

 is a French artist who lives in San Pedro. Born in Paris, she studied Arts & Design at Ecole Estienne and Ecole Duperré. She moved to California where she paints every day, in and out of her studio by the LA Harbor.

She recently exhibited at California Drifters Gallery in Long Beach and displayed her recent focus on Portrait painting, 15 oils for which the traditional technique sets the path for her modern eye. 

Mayon Hanania has shown her work in several galleries in France (0fr in Paris, Providence in Guéthary, L’Artothèque de Caen), and also in California (Infinity Room Gallery LA, Misfits Gallery in La Jolla, BG Gallery at Bergamotte Station, El Cuervo Gallery in El Segundo...)

Her commissioned watercolor survey of the Island of Saint Barthelemy in the Caribbean, before Hurricane Irma, is now on historic display at Hotel Manapany, with more than 300 pieces in each and every room of this eco-conscious luxury resort.

She is an annual member of the iconic Post-It Show at Giant Robot Gallery in Sawtelle Japantown LA, where she’s shown alongside Matt Groening, Gary Baseman and James Jean.

She’s had many shows in collaboration with artist and partner David Ivar “Yaya” Herman Dune, and their illustrated horror tale “Where The Hell Did They Come From?” was published in 2015 by prestigious Gallimard Editions in France.

She loves the Port Of Los Angeles where she lives on the very same street that was Charles Bukowski’s last abode, close to the ocean and the 110 Freeway. She likes to work in her studio, sometimes with her black cat Inspecteur Morrison on her lap, listening to Tom Waits, Caitlin rose, Herman Dune and Tom Brosseau.

Mayon is also a Vegan entrepreneur and designer, and her brand Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather has got many Fashion and Ethical awards (Fashion Net, Peta) and has been seen at the feet of beautiful Emma Watson and Miley Cyrus.