Hannie was born in San Jose, Costa Rica but also spent part of her childhood in New York. She graduated  with honors from the Universidad De Costa Rica with a degree in Fine Arts. Although her major was sculpture she was interested in all mediums, experimenting with ceramics, wood, metal, stone, textiles, mosaic, handmade paper just to mention a few.

    Hannie has participated in many collective art shows as well as being accepted into the Costa Rican National “Biennial” on numerous occasions.

Together with her husband Leo Gotlibowski they created “Lugar del Espiral”  to combine their talent as artists. They have worked together on many projects. They received high praise for their work for the Costa Rican Pre-Columbian Gold Museum where 8 life size human indigenous sculptures they made are on permanent display. They have recently moved with their son to Los Angeles to embark on a new life and creative career.
Past exhibitions


Featured in

September 2010-Best in Category, Mixed Media
Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival

May 2010- First place Art In The Park,Libbey Park, Ojai, CA

May 2010- Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens third place, ceramics

October 2008- Beverly Hills Affaire in the Garden honorable mention

May 2008- Beverly Hills Affaire in the Gardens, First place ceramics

2001- Costarican National Craft Show, at Fercori: Best in
show, emerging artist

Featured in:

American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan issue 2010/2011
Radiating Pura Vida

Artfulhome winter and spring 2011 Catalogs

The Guild's Artful Home Website

Mindfulnest Gallery
3319 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, Ca


Museum of Latin American Art
Molaa Store and Gallery in Long Beach, California

The Loft at Liz's

Silvana Gallery

DEC 10 2009 Los Angels Times
Made in California: Ceramics for all tastes and budgets

Chicago Tribune
29 handcrafted gift from L.A. artist

Interview Eye on the Arts CTV

2011 October, Hold & Carry Exhibition, Fiber Arts Design Gallery, Palo          Alto, Ca.
2011 August, American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA.
2011 Sept- Nov., Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Invited Artist,             Main Exhibition: “Contemporary Craft, NOW&HERE”, Korea
2011 July-Dec.,All Things Considered, Juried Exhibition, Sponsored by
       the National Basketry Organization, Fuller Craft Museum, Ma.
2010 October, Collective Exhibition, One And Only at the Kohler Arts            Center, Sheboygan, WI.
2010 August, American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA.
2010 July, Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Silvana Gallery
       Glendale, CA.      
2010 March, La Quinta Arts Festival
2009 November ArtFest of Scottsdale Arizona.
2009 November The Women's Building Celebration of Craft Woman,             Fort  Mason Center, San Francisco CA.
2009 October The art Scene Group Exhibition Reyes adobe Gallery.
2009 October Sedona Art Festival Sedona Arizona.
2009 September Art By The Bay, San Diego.
2009 September Life is 360 Degrees group exhibition Liz Loft Gallery.
2009 September Mill Valley Fall Arts festival, San Francisco bay area.
2009 La Jolla Arts Festival
2009- June Contemporary Craft Market, Santa Monica.
2009-May Affaire In The Gardens, Beverly Hills.
2009-March: Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach.
2009-March: La Quinta Arts Festival.
2009-Calabasas Fine Arts Festival.
2009-Missions Federal San Diego Art Walk.
2008- October Affair in the Gardens Beverly Hills.
2008- Art Under the Umbrellas, Old Town La Quinta.
2008- May Affair in the Gardens, Beverly Hills.
2008- Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills Ca.
2007- April & November Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica.
2006- April &November Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica.
2005- April &November Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica.
2004- April &November Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica.
2003- Art Group Amarillo No. 5, Jazz Café, Costa Rica.
2003-  April &November Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica.
2002- Permanent exhibition of 8 sculptures for the remodel f the                     Precolumbian. Gold Museum, Costa Rica
2002- BTC Sculpture Biennale, National Gallery, Costa Rica
2002- Collective show, Chartes Gallery, Costa Rica
2002- First annual art show, al Aire Libre Escazu, Ulises Gallery
2002- Internacional art exhibition, Galería Alquimia, Monteverde, Costa           Rica
2001- Arte Al Aire Libre, Ulises Gallery, Costa Rica
2001- University of Costa Rica, annual art Fair
2000- University Of Costa Rica Graduation Art exhibition, Fine arts Gallery
2000-Costarrican Sculptures, Plaza Real Cariari, Costa Rica
2000- National Sculpture Biennial, Nation Gallery, Museo de los Ninos
1999- Encuentro Centro Americano, Mujeres en las Artes, Calderon               Guardia
1999- BTC Sculpture exhibition, National Gallery
1998- Collective exhibition, Costa Rican Sculptures for the European              Union.
1998- Young Sculptures, Gallery at the Castle in the Museo de los                Ninos
1997- Hand made paper collective show, at the Fine Arts School,                  University of 
           Costa Rica
1997- Creando Espacios, Costar Rican sculptures for the European               Union,
           Camino Real Hotel
1997- 100 year anniversary of the fine arts school of the University of              Costa Rica
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