Hannah Claire Somerville was born in Santa Barbara, California and raised in Sarasota, Florida. In 2008 she received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she focused on Fiber and Material Studies, Printmaking, and Painting. In 2016 she received her MA in Museum Studies from the University of San Francisco where she focused on fashion and textile collections.
Hannah Claire Somerville has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has been featured on design websites including Apartment Therapy, The Creators Project, and Feminist Fiber Art. She currently lives in Oakland, California.