Hannah Moghbel grew up as a German-Iranian immigrant in the Appalachian mountains of Pennsylvania. She earned her B.A. in Art Education from Shepherd University, WV in 2007. Her work explores themes of lust and feminine identity through large scale representational paintings. Hannah moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2014 to pursue an artist residency in her grandma's basement and has since transitioned to painting in her boyfriend's closet.