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Mike Hansel Biography

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA

Graduate School of Fine Art

Master of Fine Art, Sculpture, 1989

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, Cincinnati, OH

College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning

Bachelor of Fine Art; Summa Cum Laude, 1986

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

30th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

1st Place Award

2015

POMFRET SCHOOL, Pomfret, CT

Large-scale sculpture installation, “Reflex”

CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF SCULPTURE

Danvers, MA., Regional invitational juried exhibition

2014

CELEBRATION OF THE ART OF SCULPTURE

Danvers, MA., Regional invitational juried exhibition

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

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 "10 for 10" Grimshaw-Gudewicz Gallery

2009

SCULPTURE IN THE STREETS, Albany, NY

public outdoor art exhibit.

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”

SCULPT MIAMI, Miami Beach, FL

Art Rouge Gallery group outdoor exhibition.

2008

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY, Farmville, VA

Brock Commons Public Art Program, “Intestinal Fortitude”.

ALL POINTS WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, Jersey City, NJ

Large scale installation at Liberty State Park public event.

CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT CHESTERWOOD, Stockbridge, MA National juried exhibition.

2007

SUNY FERDONIA, Ferdonia, NY

Permanent installation “Loose Ends” on college campus.

2006

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.

WHEELER GALLERY, Providence, RI

Two person invitational show.

SOHO20 GALLERY CHELSEA, New York, NY

National show juried by Janet Koplos, senior editor, Art in America, Best of Show

ISC MEMBER JURIED EXHIBITION, Hamilton, NJ

International juried show at the "Grounds For Sculpture"

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"

1993

ARTS CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, New Milford, NJ

"National Juried Show" Jurors: Harvey Dinnerstein, L. Goulet, William Scharf

WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER, Watchung, NJ

Four person show, "Quatro", awarded through regional competition

1992

A. J. LEDERMAN FINE ART GALLERY, Hoboken, NJ

"Breaking Space, Selected New Jersey Artists"

ARTS CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, New Milford, NJ

"National Juried Show" First prize sculpture division. Juror: Cynthia Goodman.

TRENTON CITY MUSEUM, Trenton, NJ

"Ellarslie Open XI" national juried exhibition

SEYMOUR BERGER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, East Hills, NY

open juried art exhibition. First prize sculpture

1991

NEW JERSEY CENTER FOR VISUAL ARTS, Summit, NJ

"International Juried Show '91" Honorable mention sculpture division.

Juried by Donald Kuspit,

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ST. GEORGE'S SCHOOL, Newport, RI

August 1993 to present

Chairman of the Art Department since 1996

The J. Vaughan Merrick III Chair in Architecture, Art History and Painting

Teacher of Foundation, 3-D Design, and Advanced Placement Studio Art courses.

THE PEDDIE SCHOOL, Hightstown, NJ

August 1990 to June 1993

Teacher of sculpture, ceramics, woodworking and drawing.