Rew Hanks has held 26 solo exhibitions and over 175 group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Nationally he has been awarded 26 print prizes including the Silkcut Open Award in 2013 and the City of Hobart Art Prize in 2014. Since 2006 he has been awarded 11 international Print Prizes in Germany, England, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, India, Bulgaria, and South Korea. In 2014 he won first prize in the 9th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints in Japan and the Triennale Print Prize at 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing in Thailand in 2015. Essays about his work have been recently published in Artist Profile, Art and Australia, Craft Arts International and many international catalogues. His works are held in the Australian National Gallery and most state and regional galleries throughout Australia and fourteen international galleries/museums. In 1999 he was awarded a Master of Fine Arts from the University of NSW in Sydney and a Print Fellow from the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico in America in 1991. He has taught printmaking at many tertiary institutions throughout Sydney since 1986.