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Eric L Hansen

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Eric L Hansen’s colour images are deeply personal storyboards of his own connection to contemporary American culture. Reviewers have found his work "…distinctive; a new voice, highly conceptual" (Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum), "… compelling, a kind of first-person social anthropology" (Alan Rapp, Chronicle Books), and "… at once fascinating and horrifying… I experience a jumble of emotions" (Jeanne Friscia, San Francisco Cameraworks).

Eric began making photographs at the age of 12, and later studied drawing and painting. Today he works in mixed media. He earned a BFA degree at Newark College of the Arts in creative writing and theatre: the art of telling a story with actors, colour, light, shadow and space.

In the last ten years, his work has appeared in group shows and solo exhibitions, where he has won numerous awards. His private collectors include the actress Drew Barrymore; film and radio producer Margaret Koval; and director James Contner. His work has been featured in Eyemazing, the Lucy Award-winning fine art photography journal.

Museum directors who have curated his work include: Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Malcolm Daniel, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art Joann Moser, Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Marc Pachter, Director of the Museum of Photographic Art Carol McCusker, Director of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art Robert Fitzpatrick, Associate Director of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Alma Ruiz, Director of Contemporary Art at the Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts Laura Addison.

You can see more of Eric's work at his website,

Eric lives with the poet Stellasue Lee and their two cats in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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