Born: June 8, 1950, Tacoma, WA

Education: Self-taught

2009 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, NM


Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC: 1979, 81, 87, 88, 90, 94, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 05, 08, 12

Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, MI: 1992, 95, 97, 99, 2001, 02, 05, 06, 07, 09, 2011, 13, 14, 15

Glenn Cutter Galleries, Las Cruces, NM: 1995, 97, 98, 2001, 04, 06, 08, 09, 11, 13, 15
William & Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM: 2013

Museum of New Mexico, Governor’s Gallery, Santa Fe, NM: 2002, Retrospective 2009

Las Cruces Museum Of Art, Las Cruces, NM: Retrospective 2009

Hallmark Gallery, San Diego, CA: 2007
Gruen Galleries, Chicago, IL: 1998, 2000, 02, 04

Gilman Gallery, Chicago, IL: 1981, 83. 86, 88, 91, 94, 96

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

Galerie Blu, Pontiac, MI: 1998, 2000

Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN: 2002

Posner Gallery, Birmingham, MI: 2005

Hibbard McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, CO: 1999

Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: 1986, 97

Six17 Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI: 1982, 86

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI: 1975, 78, 81, Retrospective 1992


Smithsonian, National Museum of American History

Adams National Bank, Washington, DC

AES, Washington, DC

Alo Alo, Trump Plaza, New York, NY

Amalgamated Bank, Chicago, IL

Bernstein-Rein Advertising Inc, Kansas City, MO

Borg-Warner, Chicago, IL

Canberra Industries, Inc, Meridian, CT

Capitol Center, Landover, MD

Capitol Records, Los Angeles, CA

Checker Motors, Kalamazoo, MI

Continental Air Transport, Chicago, IL

First of America Bank, Kalamazoo, MI

Flint Auto World, Flint, MI

Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Hechinger Company, Landover, MD

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

Hughes Aircraft, El Segundo, CA

Luss Kaplan & Associates, Ltd, New York, NY

Mark Twain Banks, St. Louis, MO

McDonald’s Corporation, Oakbrook, IL, Toronto

Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, PA

Qwest, Englewood, CO

SIT Group S.A., Luxembourg

Standard Oil of Indiana, Chicago, IL

Sterling Petroleum, Detroit, MI

Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Kalamazoo MI

WDIV, Detroit, MI

Capitol Arts Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

Byer Museum of Arts, Evanston, IL

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC

Federal Reserve Board, Washington DC

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport, Kalamazoo, MI

Meadowbrook Theater, Rochester, MI

Musee de la Civilisation, Quebec

National Association of Homebuilders, Washington, DC

National Building Museum, Washington, DC

Town of Breckenridge, CO

United States Information Agency, Washington, DC

United States Consular Collection, BiNational Gallery, Naples Italy

United States Embassy, Caracas Residence Art Collection, Venezuela

United States Embassy, Rome, Italy

United States Interest Section, Havana, Cuba

Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI



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. Cincinnati: 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, February 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. (1998, Nov. 7). "Light-hearted artist opens new exhibit." Las Cruces Sun News, section C, p.1.

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.


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