Stephen Hansen

Born: June 8, 1950, Tacoma, WA

Education: Self-taught

Media: Sculpture: paper mache, design cast, bronze, wood

Graphics: etching, engraving, woodcut, watercolor

Selected Exhibitions:

Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL: 1981, 83, 86, 91, 94, 96, 98, 2000

Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC: 1979, 81, 87, 88, 90, 94, 97,99,2001

Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI: 1976, 77, 78, 80, 82, 84, 87, 90, 93, 95

Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, MI: 1992, 95, 97, 99,2001

Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Annual Humor Show, 1986-97

Glenn Cutter Galleries, Las Cruces, NM: 1995, 97, 98, 2001

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Retrospective, Kalamazoo, MI, 1992

Galerie Blu, Pontiac, MI: 1998, 2000

Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, CO: 1999

Public and Corporate Collections:

Adams National Bank, Washington, DC

Alo Alo, NYC

Amalgamated Bank, Chicago, IL

Borg-Warner, Chicago, IL

Byer Museum of the Arts, Evanston,, IL

Canberra Industries, Inc., Meriden, CT

Capital Center Landover, MD

Capital Records, Los Angeles, CA

Center at Woodholme, Greenbaum and Rose, Baltimore MD

Checker Motors, Kalamazoo, MI

Continental Air Transport, Chicago, IL

First of America Bank, Kalamazoo, MI

Flint Auto World, Flint, MI

Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

The Hechinger Company, Landover, MD

Herman Miller Inc. Zeeland, MI, London, Paris, Toronto

Hughes Aircraft, El Segundo, CA
Luss Kaplan, NYC

Mark Twain Banks, St. Louis, MO

McDonald’s Corporation, Oakbrook, IL., Toronto

Meadowbrook Theatre, Rochester, Mi

Milcare, Zeeland, MI

National Association of Homebuilders, Washington, DC
National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Pennsylvania Power and Light (PP&L)

Standard Oil of Indiana, Chicago, IL

Sterling Petroleum, Detroit, MI

Town of Breckenridge, CO

Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, Mi

Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Kalamazoo, MI

U.S. West, Englewood, CO

W.D.I.V., Channel 4, Detroit, MI

Public Collections:

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Musee de Civilisation, Quebec, Canada

National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

United States Information Agency, Washington, DC, Colombo, Sri Lanka

United States Consular Collection, BiNational Gallery, Naples, Italy

United States Embassy, Caracas Residence Art Collection, Venezuela

United States Embassy, Rome, Italy


Bauza, Margarita. (1995, June 18). "Prince of paper mache." Kalamazoo Gazette, section E, p.1.

Brace, Eric. (1995, November 27). "Where vise is a virtue." Washington Post, section C, p.7.

Clements, Paul. (1990). "Station to station." Museum and Arts, May/June 1990, Volume VI,

Number 3, 82.

Cohen, Edie Lee. (1985). "Alo Alo." Interior Design, September 1985, Volume 56, Number 9, 278-81.

Colburn, Marge. (1994, March 30). "A trip to the future." The Detroit News Magazine, p. 29.

Cox, Mary. (Ed.). (1998). 1998 Artists and Graphic Designers Markets. Cincinnatti: Writers Digest


Giovanini, Joseph. (1997). "Redefining the town house format in Chicago." Architectural Digest,

March 1997, Volume 54, Number 3, 126.

Hamill, Pete. (1995). Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

Klein, Elaine. (1990, Febrauary 21). "Artist captures ways people relate to modern technology."

Kalamazoo Gazette, section C, p. 1.

Klein, Elaine. (1990). "Carousel of whimsical characters." New View, Summer 1990, Volume III,

Number VI, 9-13.

Lauerman, Connie. (1983, May 19). "Artist stuffs his sculpture with humanity." Chicago Tribune, p.15.

Moore, Derrickson. (1995, March 30). "Touche mache." Las Cruces Sun-News, section B, p. 5.

Moore, Derrickson. (1997). "Mesilla artist creates comical characters." New Mexico, April 1997,

Volume 75, Number 4, 17.

Moore, Derrickson. (2000, April 1). "April Fool exhibit offers lots of laughs."

Las Cruces Sun-News, section C, p. 1.

Morrison, Ann. (1981, June 15). "Action is what makes Herman Miller climb." Fortune Magazine,

Volume 103, Number 12, 161.

Nesmith, Lynn. (1984). "Unordinary, ‘Lifelike’ Workers." Architecture, August 1984, Volume 73,

Number 8, 31.

Park, Edwards. (1990). "Around the mall and beyond." Smithsonian, July 1990, Volume 21,

Number 4, 20-24.

Rose, Judy. (1984, September 1). "Granite outside, grins inside." Detroit Free Press, section C, p.1.

Schubert, P.E. (1982, March). "The Picasso of paper mache." Encore Magazine, Volume 9,

Number 6, 2-15.

Skolnick, Bob. (2001). "A not so serious artist." Ventanas del Valle, Winter 2001, 60-62.

Sunward, Justin. (1994). Gay Chicago Magazine, April 21, 1994, Number 16.

Williams, Kay. (1985). "The year 2000: On the job." Money, November 1985, Volume XXII,

Number 5, 157.

Yolles, Julie. (1998). "Recycled paper gives Hansen a stack of ideas." HOUR Detroit,

December 1988, Volume 3, Number 21, 50.


Spink, Mark (Producer). (1986). Stephen Hansen: Paper Mache Sculpture. [Videotape].

Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Reading Rainbow: The Purple Coat. (1988). [Videotape] New York, NY:

Lancit Media Productions.