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jd Hansen

born 1969

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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, and subtle use of body language.

The artist jd Hansen


1994 BFA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. With Distinction

2001-2003 Bronze foundry and metal-working classes



2008 Artist’s profile in Southwest Art Magazine, November 2008

2005 Museum Choice Award, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CN

2004 Sculptural Pursuit Magazine, National Sculpture Competition, 2nd Place

1997 CLIO Award

1996 – 1999 Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards



Installation of 4 sculptures, including 10-ft “Yesterday” and 10-ft “Birdman,” Park Taiwan: 5-star residence/hotel project, Taiwan

“Yesterday” 10-foot high bronze sculpture, Corporate Installation, Davis-Brown Tower, Downtown Des Moines, IA

“Birdman”(5-foot high version) bronze sculpture, Corporate Installation, Ponderosa Development, Des Moines, IA

“Yesterday” 10-foot high bronze sculpture, Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA

“Requiem” 8-foot high bronze sculpture, Art in Public Places, City of Palm Desert, CA

“Birdman”(5-foot high version) bronze sculpture, Community Art Project, City of Laguna Beach, CA.

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

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