About the Artist

jd Hansen creates art that explores the juxtaposition of vulnerability and strength using the human and animal form. Her work excavates the intricacies of human psychology, non-verbal communication and theories of quantum physics through elongated figures, subtle use of body language, and most recently, the addition of welded copper handwriting to her work.

The inclusion of copper handwriting in jd’s art adds conceptual depth and meaning to the solidity of the bronze.  The handwriting flows around the sculptures like nebulous thoughts caught in a moment in time, and the blankets of type conjoin with the bronze forms to become an integral part of the overall form. The combination of singular bronze forms and flowing blankets of type is meant to reconstruct the way communication happens…not by specific words, but by small gestures, by sounds and cadence, and by an aura of emotion and intellect that all mesh together to create the whole.

 

jd is represented by leading contemporary galleries around the U.S. and is collected worldwide.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

-BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA 1994
-Bronze foundry and metal-working studies, 2001-2003

 

LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

-Valley of the Sunrise (over-lifesize horse with copper handwriting blanket) installed at a private residence in front of an indoor water wall at the Vintage Golf Estates, Palm Desert, CA, 2015

-10ft Yesterday installed outdoors at a residence in the Vintage Golf Estates, Palm Desert, CA, 2014

-Birdman acquired by the Seven Bridges Museum collection in Connecticut, 2013

-Icarus II acquired by the Seven Bridges Museum collection in Connecticut, 2012

-The Planting Commissioned by the World Food Prize Museum, 2011

-Two 10-ft Sculptures acquired and installed in the Park Taiwan lobby, 2010

-Gallery Exhibition book “jd Hansen” forward by Peter Frank, Art Critic NY/LA 2009

-10ft Yesterday acquired and installed in downtown Des Moines, Davis Brown Tower

-Artist profile in Southwest Art Magazine, November 2008

-Museum Choice Award, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 2005

-Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, National Sculpture Competition, Second Place, 2004

-CLIO Award, 1997

-9 Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, 1996-1999

 

EXHIBITION HISTORY

-October 2017, Showcase, Aerena Galleries, Napa Valley, CA

-September 2016, Solo Exhibition, Aerena Gallery, Napa, CA

-February 2015, Solo Exhibition, Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

-October 2014, Group Exhibition, Hall-Spassov Gallery, Seattle, WA

-January 2013, Group Exhibition, Leslie Sacks Gallery, Los Angeles

-December 2012, Group Exhibition, Hall/Spassov Gallery, Seattle WA

-November 2012, Solo Exhibition and Salon, Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

-January 2012, Los Angeles Art Show, Featured artist at Hohmann Gallery

-February 2011, jd Hansen and Abby Grosvenor, Hallway Gallery, Seattle, WA

-January 2011, Solo Exhibition and Salon, Left Coast Galleries, Los Angeles

-January 2011, Los Angeles Art Show, Featured artist at Hohmann Gallery

-September 2010, Solo Exhibition and Salon, Hallway Gallery, Seattle, WA

-April 2010, Solo Exhibition, Hohmann Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

-January 2010, LA Art Show, Hohmann Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

-September 2009, jd Hansen and Erin Lee Gafill, Left Coast Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

-April 2009, Solo Exhibition, Left Coast Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

-November 2008, jd Hansen and Neil Nagy, Hart Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

-November 2008, “Articulating Art” Group Show, Left Coast Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

-October 2008, Solo Exhibition, Figarelli Contemporary, Scottsdale, AZ

-July 2008, “Sculpture 2” Group Show, Moberg Gallery, Des Moines, IA

-May 2008, “Now Representing jd Hansen,” Hart Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

-April 2008, “Bronze and Brushstrokes” Group Show, Left Coast Galleries, Los Angeles, CA

-November 2007, Solo Exhibition, Michael Levy Gallery, Long Beach, CA

-October 2007, Greystone Mansion Design Showcase, Beverly Hills, CA

-May 2007, “Rock The Desert” Group Show, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

-February 2007, jd Hansen and Edward Lynch, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

-January 2007, Group Show, Union Square Gallery, San Francisco, CA

-November 2006, El Paseo Monumental Sculpture Exhibition, Palm Desert, CA

-September 2003, jd Hansen and Erik Hall, Kimzey-Miller Gallery, Seattle, WA