Born and raised in Michigan, Mollie Hansen is fascinated by the contrasting landscapes of her home state, from the urban decay of Detroit to the ever-changing woodlands of the Upper Peninsula. Ms. Hansen strives to capture humanity’s relationship to the natural progressions within the overbearing presence of life, death, and time.
Glass, with its multifarious qualities, has proven itself to be the perfect medium for Ms. Hansen to encapsulate fragile cycles of existence. Her mixed media installations utilize glass to express the delicate relationships between what is precious and what is degraded.
Ms. Hansen discovered her passion for glass in Detroit at Epiphany Studios. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and Art History from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, while working as an artist assistant to her professor, Stephen Powell. Ms. Hansen currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, where she is enrolled in the renowned Studio Assistantship Residency Program at that Chrysler Museum of Art.