Mike Hansel, 56-year-old sculptor, obtained his BFA degree from University of Cincinnati, and graduated from University of Pennsylvania with an MFA degree.

He uses sculpture as a means of pointing people away from what they take for granted, towards an oddly humorous world composed of vaguely familiar elements. They are re-invented associations made between careful observations and the half forgotten elements of memory.

EDUCATION

1986-1989   UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA
                  Graduate School of Fine Art
                  Master of Fine Art, Sculpture
1982-1986   UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, Cincinnati, OH
                  College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
                  Bachelor of Fine Art, Ceramics; Summa Cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1993-pres.   ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL, Newport, RI
                  Chairman of the Art Department
                  The J. Vaughan Merrick III Chair in Architecture, Art History and Painting
                  Teacher of foundation studies, 3-D design, sculpture,
                  and Advanced Placement studio art courses.

2004           SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, Newport, RI
                  Adjunct Professor of Sculpture

2002           WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY, Silver City, NM
                  Instructor of summer course for undergraduate students in metal fabrication.

1990-1993   THE PEDDIE SCHOOL, Hightstown, NJ
                  Secondary school teacher of sculpture, ceramics, woodworking and drawing.

LECTURES

2012            BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall River, MA
2008            LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY, Farmville, VA
                   
ROCKY HILL SCHOOL, East Greenwich, RI
2007            NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY, Greensboro, NC
2005            WHEATON COLLEGE, Norton, MA
2003            SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, Newport, RI
                   UNIVERSITY of MASSACHUSETTS at DARTMOUTH, North Dartmouth, MA
2002            SKIDMORE COLLEGE, Saratoga Springs, NY
                   WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY, Silver City, NM
2001           
NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                   BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, Bridgewater, MA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017            17th FLORIDA OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION, Lakeland, FL
                   National Juried exhibition
                   THE CHAZON GALLERY at Wheeler, Providence, RI
                   Two person invitational show

2016            30th ROSEN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION, Boone, NC
                   National Juried exhibition, Appalachian St. Univ., Best of Show

2015            POMFRET SCHOOL, Pomfret, CT
                   Large-scale sculpture installation, “Reflex”
                   CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF SCULPTURE, Danvers, MA
                   Regional juried exhibition

2014            CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF SCULPTURE, Danvers, MA
                   Regional invitational juried exhibition, Peabody Institute Library
                   JEFF SODERBERG GALLERY, Wellfleet, MA
                   Two person invitational show

2013            RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, Providence, RI
                   Large-scale sculpture installation, “Intestinal Fortitude”
                   THE GOW SCHOOL, South Wales, NY
                   Large-scale sculpture installation, “All Cylinders”

2012            2012-2013 SCULPTURE VISIONS EXHIBITION, Chapel Hill, NC
                   National juried outdoor exhibition.
                   FOUR CORNERS ART CENTER, Tiverton, RI
                   Regional group outdoor exhibition.
                   BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall River, MA
                   “Counter-Tension”: A Collaborative Installation

2011            HUNTER GALLERY, Middletown, RI
                   “Distortion”: A Collaborative Installation
                   PECONIC LANDING ARTS COUNCIL, Greenport, NY
                   Juried outdoor sculpture exhibition
 
2010            BANISTER GALLERY, RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, Providence, RI
                   One person show, “Mike Hansel: Sculpture In All It’s Parts”
                   BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall River, MA
                   Group show in Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery.

2009           SCULPTURE IN THE STREETS, Albany, NY
                  public outdoor art exhibit.
                  “ALL POINTS WEST” MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, Jersey City, NJ
                  Large scale installation at Liberty State Park public event “All Cylinders”
                  WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Kalamazoo, MI
                  “Sculpture Tour” of large-scale outdoor media on campus.
                  PITTSFIELD PUBLIC ART PROGRAM, Pittsfield, MA
                  Two year installation of “Inflatable solid” in downtown location.
              
2008           LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY, Farmville, VA
                  Brock Commons Public Art Program, “Intestinal Fortitude”.
                  “ALL POINTS WEST” MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, Jersey City, NJ
                  Large scale installation at Liberty State Park public event “Cause and Effect”
                  CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD, Stockbridge, MA
                  National juried exhibition.

2007           SUNY FERDONIA, Ferdonia, NY
                  Permanent installation “Loose Ends” on college campus.
                  PORT WARWICK ART AND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Newport News, VA                                 National juried exhibition; “Male Balding Pattern”, Public Art Foundation

2005           SUNY FERDONIA, Ferdonia, NY
                  Two year installation “Bristling” on college campus.
                  NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                  Juried members show, Best Sculpture Award
                  ART IN PUBLIC PLACES, Stamford, CT
                  Invitational show in downtown Stamford.
                  PORT WARWICK ART AND SCULPTURE FESTIVAL, Newport News, VA
                  National juried exhibition; “Intestinal Fortitude”, Public Art Foundation, Best of Show

2004           DeCORDOVA  MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA
                  Large-scale installation in outdoor sculpture park
                  DEERFIELD ACADEMY, Deerfield, MA
                  One person show
                  CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION, Cambridge, MA
                  National Prize Show, juried by Robert Fitzpatrick
              
2003           “NAVY PIER WALK 2003”, Chicago, IL
                  International outdoor sculpture show juried by David Pagel.
                  “ISC@GFS” ISC MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION, Hamilton, NJ
                  International juried show at the “Grounds For Sculpture”
                  SOHO20 GALLERY CHELSEA, New York, NY
                  National show juried by Janet Koplos, senior editor, Art in America, Best of Show
                  WHEELER GALLERY, Providence, RI
                  Two person invitational show
                  BRISTOL ART MUSEUM, Bristol, RI
                  Two person invitational show

2002           “CONVERGENCE ART FESTIVAL”, Providence, RI
                  Large-scale outdoor sculpture: “Bristling”, steel, cast pewter, bronze.
                  WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY, Silver City, NM
                  Three person invitational show.
                  SKIDMORE COLLEGE, Saratoga Springs, NY
                  One person show, the Schick Gallery outdoor sculpture space.
                  BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fall River, MA
                  Group show in Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery

2001           “CONVERGENCE ART FESTIVAL”, Providence, RI
                  Large scale outdoor sculpture: “Innerchange”, steel, bronze.
                  BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE, Bridgewater, MA
                  One-person show
                  NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                  One-person show, “Industrial Daydreams, sculpture by Michael Hansel”
                                         
2000           NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                  “Thirteenth Annual Juried Members Exhibition”, Best of Show
                  SOUTH COUNTY ART ASSOCIATION, Newport, RI
                  “Five Rhode Island Artists”
                  SUYDAM DIEPENBROCK GALLERY, Newport, RI
                  One person show
  
1998           NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                  “Eleventh Annual Juried Members Exhibition”, First Prize sculpture division

1997           “CONVERGENCE ART FESTIVAL”, Providence, RI
                  Large sculpture, “Floating Device”, placed in lobby of One Citizens Plaza
                  NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
                  “Tenth Annual Juried Members Exhibition”, Charrette Merit Award
                  WARWICK ART MUSEUM, Warwick, RI
                  Regional juried exhibition
                  DUBLOIS GALLERY, Newport, RI
                  “Michael Hansel-Sculpture, Renee Bissell-Paintings”
               

COLLECTIONS and COMMISSIONS

THE GOW SCHOOL, South Wales, NY
VILLAGE of OAK PARK, Oak Park, IL
FIDELITY BANK, Providence, RI
NEWPORT ART MUSEUM, Newport, RI
ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL, Newport, RI
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Fredonia, NY
GOLDENVOICE PROMOTIONS, Los Angeles, CA