Craig Hanson (b. 1987 Monterey, California) creates large sculptural work dealing human perception through diverse formal and material explorations. His current studio practice investigates process-based mixed media sculpture employing painterly language to render an active emotional landscape. The viewer becomes aware of themselves as an object among art objects sharing a conjoined environment. Ultimately deepening their metaphysical introspection amongst oneself and our cosmos.
He is the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships including the Jose Puig Award, the James Bradford Scholarship, and the Carolyn M Wilson Scholarship, CoTA Memorial Scholarship, Larson Palmer Grant. He received his BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied Sculpture and Extended Media. He received his MFA in Studio Art at the University of South Florida he was the recipient of a University Graduate Fellowship, and taught independent study, beginning sculpture, and intermediate sculpture.
Craig is currently Shop Manager at Built Things LLC in Tampa, Florida.