Elias Hansen (b. 1979, Washington, USA) studied printmaking under Master Printer Keiko Hara at Whitman College, Walla Walla, USA. His installations, comprised of an assortment of pipettes, flasks and beakers alongside rough-cut wood, rubber tubing and light bulbs, are interrelated in arrangements that reference the fragility of both the precious and the discarded, the authentic and the reproduced. His work has been exhibited internationally at the Maccarone in New York; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA; The American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR; OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada. He has also participated to the Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan. His works can be found in the Saatchi Collection in London, Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, IT, in the Coleccíon Jumex in Mexico City, in the Boise Art Museum in Boise and in the Seattle Art Museum in Seattle, USA. Hansen currently lives and works in Seattle, USA.


Born 1979, Washington, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA


Artist in Residence, University of Ohio, Columbus, USA

Artist in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA

Artist in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, USA

New Orleans School of Glass and Print, New Orleans, USA
Larson Red Angus Ranch, Big Timber, USA

Whitman College, Walla Walla, USA

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions


Elias Hansen, Team Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Not Right Now, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, USA
Glen Baldridge & Elias Hansen, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, USA
This Road Leads Home, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Wrong Way Home, with Read More, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, USA

I Thought I Had A Dog In This Fight, But It Ain’t Seem Like It Now, Jeffrey Stark, New York, USA
An Open Door at An Empty Room, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Oh Brother, with Oscar Tuazon, Maccarone, New York, USA
You can cry all you want, but it changing shit, Jonathan Viner, London, UK
I’m a long way from home and I don’t really know these roads, Anat Egbi, Los Angeles, USA

I’m not sure I’ll be home in time, CoCA, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
Liste 18, Jonathan Viner, Basel, Switzerland

Should be fine, Maccarone, New York, USA
We’re just in it for the money (with Oscar Tuazon), Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Ain’t Quite Right, with The Reader, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy

Next time, they’ll know it’s us, The Company, Los Angeles and Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, USA
It wasn’t until I found it later, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
You know we’re nowhere near there, right?, Jonathan Viner, London, UK

This is the Last Place I Could Hide, Maccarone, New York, USA
We Used To Get So High, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, USA
Predicting the Present, The Company, Los Angeles, USA
It Was One of My Best Comes (with Oscar Tuazon), Parc Saint Leger, Pougues Les Eaux, France

Truths We Forgot to Lie About (with Joey Piecuch), The Helm Gallery, Tacoma, USA

Seattle Art Museum (with Oscar Tuazon), Seattle, USA
Howard House Contemporary Art (with Oscar Tuazon), Seattle, USA

Voluntary Nonvulnerable, Bodgers and Kludgers Cooperative Art Parlour, Vancouver, Canada
The Things We Carry, Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, Tacoma, USA

Hearts, Teeth, Vaginas
, Hand to Mouth Gallery, Bellingham, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

November’s Bone, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA
The New Classics: In Glass, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, USA
Art Toronto, COOPER COLE Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Deep End, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, USA
Milk Revolution, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
Club of Matinee Idolz, CO2 Gallery, Brescia, Italy
To blow smoke in order to heal, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, Belgium

Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan
Shattered Preface, OSL Contemporary, Oslo, Norway
Under the Influence, SOIL gallery, Seattle, USA
Another, Once Again, Many Times More, Martos Gallery, East Marion, USA
Ambulance Blues, curated by Erin Falls, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, USA
Slippery, Martos Gallery, New York, USA
Anamericana, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy

Tone Poem, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, USA
The Glass Show, Jonathan Viner, London, UK
Summer in a Bottle, Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, USA

Heart to Hand (with Oscar Tuazon), curated by Pati Hertling, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
We Barely Made It, Elias Hansen and The Reader, The Company, Los Angeles, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
La Demeure Joyeuse II, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, Switzerland
Ain’t Quite right, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Scott Burton, Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
We Barely Made It, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, USA
He is Transparent, Renwick Gallery, New York, USA

The Medicine Bag, Maccarone Gallery, New York, USA
Isabelle Cornaro, Nikolas Gambaroff, Oscar Tuazon and Eli Hansen, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Les Statues Meurent Aussi, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy

Dynasty, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
New Years Project, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA

Shadow, The Company, Los Angeles, USA
Wood, Curated by Ellen Langan, Maccarone, New York, USA
Spite Housem, curated by Yoko Ott & Jessica Powers, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, USA
Suddenly: Where We Live Now, 312 Occidental, Seattle, WA
Looking Forward, Traver Gallery, Tacoma, USA

The Station, Miami, Curated by Shamim Momin and Nate Lowman
Sack of Bones, Peres Projects – Chinatown, Los Angeles, USA
Suddenly: Where We Live Now, Cooley Gallery, Reed College,Portland, USA
You Complete Me, Western Bridge, Seattle, USA
Suddenly: Where We Live Now, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, USA

Aqua Art Fair, Miami, USA

Kulture der Angst, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
Western Washington University Contemporary Art Gallery, Bellingham, USA

Lectures and Discussions

Undergraduate Sculpture, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, USA
Slide lecture, Wassaic Artist in Residence Program

Undergraduate Sculpture, Ball State University, Muncie, USA

Undergraduate Sculpture, University of Ohio, Columbus, USA

We Used to Get So High, Lecture and discussion with Scott Lawrimore, Seattle, USA

Why should I be serious about glass if I’m serious about art? Panel discussion with Doug Heller, Linda Greene, Jutta Page. Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, USA
The Built Environment, Slide lecture with Jenene Nagy, Thom Heileson, Adam Satushek, Crawlspace, Seattle, USA


Seattle Art Museum PONCHO Special Recognition Award

Public Collections

Boise Art Museum, Boise, USA
Colleción Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA



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