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Robert Hansen, a native Michigan artist, began creating metal sculpture in 1974. Using both established and innovative blacksmithing techniques, Hansen has developed his unique style of metal sculpture using various types of materials including stainless steel, bronze, and "found" objects. His entire collection of steel sculptures are ground and painted with primer and two coats of finish paint.

Hansen currently resides in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. He graduated from Trombley Trade School specializing in welding. He is a member of the Michigan Art Gallery Association, Detroit Artists Market, Michigan Blacksmith Association, and is active in the local art community.

In 1985 his work was exhibited in a group show at the Detroit Institute of Arts. He was invited to show his sculptures internationally in Zacatecas City, Mexico in 1989 through a program supported by the Michigan Art Gallery. His work has been reviewed in several Michigan publications including The Detroit Free Press and Metro Times, and is currently on display at ARTSPACE and Zietgeist in Michigan.

His work is also in the Ella Sharp Museum of Art & History "100 Sculptors - 100 Sculptures" show, Nov. 12, 2016 to Jan. 28, 2017.

His art has been displayed at the following Michigan galleries: Start Gallery (Birmingham), Gallery Function Art (Pontiac), Ashley Chris Gallery (Grosse Pointe), TRA Group (Clawson), and Elements Gallery (Charlevoix). Out of state locations include Mary Bell Gallery (Chicago, Illinois), and America Oh Yes (Hilton Head, South Carolina).

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.