BRYAN OHNO GALLERY

JAMES LEE HANSEN

WORK

CV

Born


1925     Tacoma, WA


Education


1950     Graduate, Portland Art Museum School, Portland, Oregon


Resides


Battleground, WA


Professional Experience


1964-1990      Professor in Sculpture, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1967                    Instructor in Sculpture, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1958-196             Fine Arts Collaborative, architectural art and art in public places

1958                   Instructor in Sculpture, University of California, Berkeley

1957-1958           Instructor in Sculpture, Oregon State University, Corvallis


Exhibitions


2014                 Bronze Continuum, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004              Shape of Things, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001              Bronze Sculptures, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000                Four Years in Reflection, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999              Force in Form: James Lee Hansen Sculpture, Museum of  

                          Northwest Art, La Conner, WA

                        Monumental Sculpture, Bryan Ohno Gallery, Seattle, WA      

1997                     J. L. Hansen: 30 Years of Bronzes, Maryhill Museum of Art,

                         Goldendale, WA

1996               Outdoor Sculpture Invitational, Maryhill Museum of Art,

                         Goldendale, WA

1992     Retrospective, Equestrian Series, Abanté Fine Art, Portland, OR

1988     Retrospective, Shaman Series, Abanté Fine Art, Portland, OR

1986     Guardian Series Retrospective 35 Years, Abanté Gallery, Portland, OR

1985     One Man Show, Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1984     Sculpture by James Lee Hansen, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

1983     One Man Show, Hodges/Banks Gallery, Seattle, WA

1981     An American Tradition: Abstraction, Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA

     Sculpture by James Lee Hansen, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

1977     Spokane Sculpture Invitational, Spokane Opera House, Spokane, WA

     Bronzes by James Lee Hansen, The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

     Artists of Oregon 1977, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     Bronzes by James Lee Hansen, The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

1976     Bronzes by James Lee Hansen, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

     Mayor’s Invitational Art Show 1976, Salem Civic Center, Salem, OR

     White Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR

1975     Smithsonian Sesquicentennial, Evergreen College, Olympia, WA     

Northwest Sculpture, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA

     Northwest Sculpture Exhibition, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

     Northwest Sculptors, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

Art of the Pacific Northwest: From the 1930s to the Present, Portland Art

Museum, Portland, OR

Art of the Pacific Northwest: From the 1930s to the Present, Smithsonian Institute, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC

1973     One Man Show, Polly Friedlander Gallery, Seattle, WA

1972     One Man Show, Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, WA

1971     Retrospective, “Bronzes by James Lee Hansen 1965-1971, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     Artists of Oregon: Paintings and Sculptures, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1970     James Lee Hansen, Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA

     One Man Show, University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene Oregon

1969     Two Man Show, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

     Two Man Show, Ohio University at Portsmouth, Portsmouth, OH

     Artists of Oregon 1969, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     Two Man Show, Mankato State College, Mankato, MN

     Sculpture by James Lee Hansen, Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR

1968     54th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, WA

     Two Man Show, Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, MO

     Two Man Show, Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA

Eighth Pacific Northwest Art Annual, Erb Memorial Union, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

     Civic Auditorium, “The Guardian”, 8’ bronze

1967     53rd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, WA

     Northwest Institute of Sculpture, The Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

     Artists of Oregon ‘67, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1966     Northwest Sculptors Invitational, Collectors Gallery, Bellevue, WA

     52nd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Sculpture by James Lee Hansen, Fountain Gallery, Portland, Or

     Artist of Oregon Paintings and Sculptures, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     1966 Governor’s Invitational Art Exhibition, Olympia, WA

1965     Artists of Oregon: Paintings and Sculpture, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1964     Washington Governor’s Touring Invitational Exhibition (1966 toured Japan)

     50th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

1963     49th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     69th Western Annual, The Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

     Sculpture 1963, The Erb Memorial Student Union, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1962  The Artist’s Environment: West Coast Exhibition, The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX

     48th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Northwest Art Today, Seattle World’s Fair, Seattle, WA

     Second Summer Festival: Paintings, Sculptures & Crafts of Pacific Coast Artists, Tacoma, WA

Artist of Oregon, Paintings and Sculpture, 1962, The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1961     Ten Northwest Sculptors, University of Oregon, Invitational, Eugene, OR

     The 67th Western Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

     Northwest Institute of Sculpture, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1960     Artists of Oregon 1960, The Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     66th Annual Exhibition of Western Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

     79th Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

1959     45th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

3rd Pacific Coast Biennial, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

     Paintings and Sculptures of the Pacific Northwest: Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1958     44th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Artists of Oregon 1958, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     Dilexi Gallery, San Francisco, CA

     Kidder Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

     Northwest Institute of Sculptors, 1958, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1957     43rd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Vancouver, British Columbia Art Gallery

     Northwest Institute of Sculpture, Henry Gallery University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1956     San Diego Fine Arts Gallery, San Diego, CA

     42nd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Artists of Oregon 1956, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1955     42nd Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     Sculpture of the Pacific Northwest, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1954     Artists of Oregon 1954, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1953     73rd Annual Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

National Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

     Artists of Oregon 1953, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1952     Eight Oregon Artists, Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY

     38th Annual Exhibition of Northwest Artists, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

     58th Annual Exhibition of Western Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

     Artists of Oregon 1952, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

     71st Annual Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco,CA

1951     Artists Of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR


Selected Commissions and Public Collections


Alderway Building, Portland, Oregon, welded copper relief

BLM Regional Headquarters, Medford, Oregon, “Oasis”, bronze.

Civic Center Fountain, Salem, Oregon, “Crescent Probe”, 18’ stainless steel.

City of Vancouver, Sculpture Garden on Broadway, Vancouver, WA, “Glyph Singer #3”

Civic Transit Mall, Portland, Oregon, “Talos #2”, 6’ bronze.

Clark College, Vancouver, Washington, “Naga Spore No. 2”, bronze.

Corvallis First Federal Savings and Loan Plaza, Corvallis, Oregon, welded bronze fountain

Education Center, Baker, Oregon, relief panels, cast stone.

First National Bank, Portland, Oregon, “Glyph Hatch #2”, bronze & “Naga Stand Head”, bronze.

Fresno Civic Mall, Fresno, California, “Talos”, bronze.


Garden Court Law Firm, Seattle, Washington, “The Naga Stand Study”, bronze.

George Fox College, Newburg, Oregon, relief panels.

Graphic Arts Center, Portland, Oregon, welded bronze fountain.

Gresham Town Fair, Gresham, Oregon, “Autumn Rider”, bronze.

Hilton Hotel, Seattle, Washington, “Rune Singer”, bronze.

Holy Trinity Parish, Bremerton, Washington, wood re-dos, relief.

Industrial Air Products, Portland, OR, “Skyflower”, welded bronze.

Land Title Building, Vancouver, Washington, exterior sculpture relief

Oregon State Capitol Collection, Salem, Oregon, “Rattle Man #2”, bronze.

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, “The Eaglet”, bronze.

Portland Civic Center Harrison Square, Portland, Oregon, welded steel poly-chromed relief

Rainier Bank, Seattle, Washington, “Explorer Study”, bronze.

Sacred Hearts Nurses Dormitory, Eugene, Oregon, sculptured relief panels

Safeco Building, Portland, Oregon, cast concrete relief panels.

Safeco, Seattle, Washington, “Rider ZX2”, bronze.

San Francisco Art Museum, San Francisco, California, “The Huntress,” & “The Ritual,” bronze.

Sanctuary Providence Heights College, Pine Lake, WA, “Sacred Heart” & Mary with Infant.”

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA, “Neo Shang”, bronze.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, “Talos, #3”, bronze.

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, “The Call”, bronze.

Seattle First National Bank, Lakewood, WA, “Tholeguard #3”, bronze.

Shaarie Torah Synagogue, Portland, Oregon, welded bronze Menorahs

St. Ann’s Church, Butte, Montana, Relief wall, direct gypsum cements.

St. Ann’s Church, Butte, Montana, welded bronze doors.

St. Ann’s Church, Butte, Montana, half-round “Mary and Child” and “Joseph”, life size bronze.

St. Mary’s Mission, Pioneer, Washington, “Christ Teaching”, bronze.

St. Thomas Parish, Camas, Washington, life size high relief, bronze.

State Highway Commission Building, State Capitol, Olympia, WA, “Shaman”, bronze.

University of Oregon Art Museum, Eugene, Oregon, “Ritual Dancer #2”, bronze.

University of Oregon Campus, Eugene, Oregon, “The Falconer”, bronze.

Vancouver Savings and Loan Building, Vancouver, Washington, “Phoenix”, bronze

Vancouver School District, Battle Ground, Washington, “Naga Head”, bronze.

Vollum Plaza, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, “The Bearer”, bronze.

Washington State Arts Commission, Clark College Campus, Vancouver, WA, “Guardian.”

Washington State Arts Commission, Sunnyside, Washington, “Explorer”,  bronze.

Washington State Arts Commission, Ridgefield, WA, Viewridge Middle School “Long Spore #3”

Washington State University, Stadium Plaza, Pullman, WA, “Stempost”, stainless steel.

Wintler Park, Vancouver, Washington, cast relief panels.


Awards and Grants


1986     Peer Review Grant to publish color folders on sculpture book

1982     Award Creative Scandinavian - Skol 1982 Festival

1974     Salem Civic Fountain Competition, award for winning proposal, Salem, OR

1963     Seattle Art Museum, “Ritual Dancer” recommended for Purchase Consideration

1960     San Francisco Art Association, Purchase Award for “The Ritual”, bronze


1958     Seattle Art Museum Northwest, Norman Davis Purchase Award for “Neo Shang”, bronze

1954     San Francisco Art Association, National Annual American Trust Company Award

1952     Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Annual First Purchase Award for “The Call”, bronze

San Francisco Art Association National Annual First Purchase Award for “The Huntress”, bronze

1947     Cary Life Drawing Award, Portland Art Museum School