Sandra Hansen

Sandra Hansen
227 W. 19th Street, Holland, MI 49423
423.276.0065 cell


MFA    Spring 2016    Kendall College of Art and Design    Painting Major     Grand Rapids,MI
BFA      Spring 2013    Kendall College of Art and Design    Painting Major     Grand Rapids, MI

BFA      Spring 1991     Hope College   Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Women's Studies   Holland, MI

Solo Exhibitions
2017      Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Forest Hills, MI USA

2011      Concert Artist at classical musical concert, Copenhagen, Denmark-

             LedØje-SmØrum  Musikforening, 25 Year Jubilee Concert at Kulturhuset i SmØrum.
2009.   American Center of American Embassy, Delhi, India.
2009    Faculty of Visual Arts, Banares Hindu University,     Varanasi, India
2009    Gallery Una in Bjarred, Sweden near Lund.
2007     Reflections Fine Art Gallery, Holland, MI, 100 attendees
2008-2009, Permanent Solo Exhibit Taj India Restaurant
2006.    University of Michigan II Gallery in the Asian Art     Gallery. Ann Arbor, Michigan
2006     Rush Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois

Group Exhibitions
2017    Inner Mongolia Art Museum, Hohhot, China

2017    Jaiper Kala Chaupal, Jaipur, India
2016    Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2015     Kalamazoo Institute of Art, All Michigan Regional Art Show,

2014/5 Felt Mansion Holiday Show, Holland, MI.   
2014    Jaipur Art Festival, Jaipur, India
2013    Fusion, DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
2013    Benares Club Varanasi, India.
2013    Lane Eleven Gallery, Varanasi, India
2012,    Challenging Expectations, Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids,  

             Michigan. Curator: Sarah Joseph.
2011     ARTPRIZE 2011, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Emmett Till Memorial Triptych
2009    Holland Area Arts Council Juried Show, Holland, MI
2006    Holland Area Arts Council Juried Show, Holland, MI
2005    Divine Feminine Art Show, Episcopal Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo, MI

Professional Experience
2015            Artist Residency at Casa Masaccio in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
2015            Curator for Felt Mansion Holiday Show with 66 artists
2015            Curator for Gallery 602 at Holland Hospital, Holland MI. ongoing
2014            Invited Participant in the Jaipur Art Festival, Jaipur, India
2014-today  Continuing Learning teacher at Kendall College of Art and Design.
2013-16        Graduate Assistant Kendall College of Art and Design
2010             Art teacher at a Community Center in Torna Hallestad, Sweden
2009            Visiting art teacher at a Community Center in Bangkok

2009            Visiting art teacher at an orphanage in Khon Kaen, Thailand-
2005- 2009  Visiting art teacher, Vidyashram Southpoint School, Varanasi, India  off and

                       on for seven trips
2006-2007  Study Abroad Director at NIRMAN at Vidyashram Schools-
1989-2006   Women’s History ALIVE!- Twenty years performance experience portraying

                        famous American women in original plays that I wrote.   .

Articles and Media

Lori Timmer     Holland Sentinel  08/26/17
Chinese News article on Inner Mongolia Art Museum opening                      07/07/2017
Video of Chinese TV news on the opening at Inner Mongolia Art Museum 07/07/2017
Catherine Behrendt   WZZM TV, Channel 13 Take 5,                                          08/26/11    
Lori Timmer, The Return of ArtPrize, Holland Sentinel                                       09/11/11
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk,   ArtPrize 2011: The phenomenon unfolds today,

Everything Michigan                                                                                  09/21/11
Steve Ralph,  Art Nomad: Holland artist exhibits, paints and teaches art in India
Holland Sentinel                                                                                                                01/06/10
Jagran Josh: Your Guide to Success. Hindi Newspaper, Varanasi, India           11/23/09
Shandra Martinez, Painter preserves images of India: Artist-in-Residence

at school worked with nation’s poor, The Grand Rapids Press Section N, Page 1, 02/19/06
Shandra Martinez, Artist heads to India, offering acrylics and one-woman show
Grand Rapids Press. Section N page 1                                                                         10/16/05

2014             Honorable Mention for "Algae Bloom" at Holland Area Arts Council's All                            

                             Michigan Regional Show.
2013-2016   Kendall College of Art and Design MFA Portfolio Prize
2013              Kendall College of Art and Design Excellence in Painting Award
2010-2013   Kendall College of Art and Design Portfolio Prize
1991               Phi Beta Kappa Hope College
1991               1st and 3rd Prize Women’s History Writing Contest


2017          Holland Friends of Art at Holland Area Arts Council

2014-15    Felt Mansion, Saugatuck Michigan, 68 pieces of art by 23 artists
2014-present    Gallery 602 at Holland Community Hospital, ongoing,

Technical Abilities

Paper making, Painting in: oil, acrylic, encaustic, oil pastels.  I paint in many styles-

realist, expressionist, impressionist.
Drawing in” graphite, charcoal, colored pencil
Woodshop skills: table, band, miter saws, drill press, router, planer, sanders, all hand tools,
can build tables, bookcases, cradle boards, church triptych
Textiles: Historically accurate American clothing of all types especially bustle and hoop
dresses from 1830s to present, spinning of wool, knitting, sewing of all types. 

Professional Experience

2015                  Artist in Resident    Casa Massachio                        San Giovanni Valderno, Italy

Graduate Assistant
Kendall College of Art and Design 
Grand Rapids, MI

art teacher

Kendall College of Art and Design

Continuing Learning

Grand Rapids, MI

2005- 2009
Visiting art teacher,

Vidyashram Southpoint School

Seven trips to teach and paint

Varanasi, India

Visiting art teacher
Community Center
Bangkok, Thailand
2009Visiting art teacher
Orphanage Khon Kaen, Thailand

Art teacher
Community CenterLund, Sweden